The Edmonton Oilers are in a great spot when they face off against the Calgary Flames in the "Battle for Alberta" in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals tonight.
The Oilers took a 2-1 lead thanks to an epic hat trick from Evander Kane on the road in Calgary. Kane did all his damage in a six-minute span in the second period; leaving Calgary with no way to answer. Connor McDavid tallied three assists in the game while Mike Smith made 31 saves in the net.
The Oilers look scary right now and Calgary is in trouble as they look to even the series.
Here are the odds for tonight’s matchup, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Flames vs. Oilers Odds and Total
- Flames -105
- Oilers -115
- Flames +1.5 (-250)
- Oilers -1.5 (+200)
- 6.5 (Over -105/Under -115)
Flames vs. Oilers Prediction and Pick
While McDavid didn’t score in Game 3, he continues to have a historically productive Stanley Cup Playoff run. McDavid has nine multi-point games in 10 tries and is the driving force behind this offense. The Oilers were underdogs coming into this series but are proving their detractors wrong with 15 goals in three games and playing strong defense.
Even in their Game 1 loss, the Oilers' offense looked very good and scored six goals in defeat. Luckily Game 3 didn’t go the same way as Jacob Markstrom made 21 saves in the first period alone.
I was surprised that Game 3 ended with such a low score relative to the rest of this series. I expect that Game 4 reverts back to the way things were earlier in the series. The Oilers can take a commanding 3-1 lead tonight at home and I think this offense will be firing on all cylinders. With the Flames fighting to stay above water this could be a bloodbath if Mackstrom can’t pull out another epic performance between the pipes.
Pick: OVER 6.5 (-105) / Lean: Oilers -115
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