Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 4 Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 24, 2022

The Edmonton Oilers will look to keep rolling Tuesday night when they host the Calgary Flames for Game 4 of the Battle of Alberta.

Calgary
50-21-9-2
AT
May 24, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline +1.5 -233
Moneyline +105
Over / Under o +6.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Puckline -1.5 +193
Moneyline -127
Over / Under u +6.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

The Oilers took the series lead Sunday evening when they defeated Calgary 4-1 behind an Evander Kane hat-trick. Edmonton’s top line of Kane, Leon Draisaitl, and Connor McDavid were dominant in the victory with all three recording three points and in Draisaitl’s case assists on all four goals.

Calgary’s facing a 2-1 series deficit for the second-straight series, but went on to win three of their last four games against Dallas to advance to here. But Dallas didn’t possess a McDavid and Draisaitl duo, so the adversity for the 2022 Pacific Division winners is greater this go around.

Puck drop at Rogers Place is 9:30 p.m. EDT, with Edmonton a slight -120 favourite at home and the over-under at 6.5 on the NHL odds.

Flames vs. Oilers NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

Betting wise, the big storyline of Game 3 was the under hitting. Games one and two featured a combined 23 goals, only to have five in Game 3. Even with the scoring sprees in the first two games the under has now hit in eight of Calgary’s last 12 games but is still 5-2 in the last seven Calgary–Edmonton bouts.

The Oilers improved to 31-13-2 at home and are now 7-1 in their last eight hosting the Flames. Calgary’s dropped five of their last six on the road too, making it advantage Edmonton going into Tuesday evening.

Calgary Flames

While Edmonton’s top line was red hot in Game 3, Calgary’s had a tough night. Johnny Gaudreau finished -2 and had his seven-game point streak snapped, Matthew Tkachuk finished with six shots but was also -2, and their centre Elias Lindholm was -3 on the night. Jacob Markstrom again struggled, allowing four goals on 34 shots before getting pulled before the third period.

Secondary scoring’s starting to creep up to the Flames too. As a team built around depth, aside from their top line no Flames skater has more than five points this post-season, and outside of Gaudreau and Tkachuk only Mikael Backlund has more than two goals.

Edmonton Oilers

Kane’s natural hat-trick Sunday came in a span of exactly six minutes, and put him atop NHL skaters with 10 goals these playoffs. The free agent signing has been everything the Oilers hoped for as a winger to the aid of McDavid and Draisaitl. McDavid’s now at an NHL-best 23 points through 10 playoff games, and perhaps this be a jinx but he’s just about halfway to beating Wayne Gretzky’s record of 47 points in a post-season set back in 1984–85.

Mike Smith also left the Oilers net for 4:15 of game action after a collision with Flames forward Milan Lucic but Smith returned to end the game and stopped 32 of 33 shots in a winning effort.

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