The second-round matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames continues in Edmonton for Game 4 of the series with the Oilers leading 2-1. Get all the betting tips for the game here covering the moneyline, over/under, and game props.
Edmonton Oilers (-120) vs Calgary Flames (+100)
Game after game it seems like the Oilers’ offence cannot be stopped. This is especially true against Jacob Markstrom this season. He has allowed five or more goals against the Oilers in five of the seven games played and the Oilers are coming off a game where they got to him again, this time for just four goals.
The Oilers were electric and didn’t let up the pressure, even after Mike Smith got run over. That isn’t going to sit well with Edmonton or Smith, so expect another big performance to put the series almost out of reach tonight for the Flames. Take the Oilers even though there is better value for the Flames since the Oilers seem to be on another level to even Calgary.
Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Evander Kane are leading the Oilers as Wayne Gretzky and company used to when the Oilers won their Stanley Cups. They have already scored 15 goals in three games while allowing 12. Their goal against per game has improved over the three games, and their goals for has also gone down a tad.
Though the McDavid line dominated for all four goals in their Game 3 win, the other lines played well and were close to scoring. This makes me think that even though the total goals have fallen in each game, goals are going to continue to roll in. Not only for Edmonton, but Calgary should be able to pot at least two even though they were held to limited shots. Take the over (O6.5, -105) for its better value.
In the playoffs, goaltenders are pulled with more time on the clock and with more goals separating the teams. This is usually very good for the puckline, and since so many games have ended in the teams being separated by two goals or more, take the Oilers puckline (-1.5, +200).
The first period has also treated both teams fairly well with seven total goals scored in the opening frame of games. Despite no goals being scored in the first period of Game 3, both teams should be looking for fast starts. Take the over in goals for the first period (O1.5, -154).
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