Penguins vs Calgary Flames NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Penguins vs Calgary Flames Prediction 3/2/2024

The Pittsburgh Penguins (27-22-8) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (29-25-5) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on ESPN+. The Flames are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Penguins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kraken. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Penguins vs Flames

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Penguins have an overall record of 27-22-8 and are in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. In their last ten games, Pittsburgh is 4-6, and they have won their last two games when favored.

On the road this season, the Penguins have gone 12-12-4, and they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. Against other Eastern Conference teams, Pittsburgh has a record of 14-18. In their last three games, the Penguins have gone 2-1.

On the road this season, the Penguins have a puck line record of 14-14, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten road games. So far, Pittsburgh has 18 wins by multiple goals and has gone 27-30 vs. the puck line.

Overall, the Penguins have an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game, and they have gone 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. In their 37 games as the favorite, Pittsburgh has a puck line record of 14-23, and they have 9 wins by just one goal.

Following a 2-0 loss on the road to the Kraken, the Penguins are eager to bounce back. Pittsburgh’s offense struggled vs. the Kraken, failing to come up with a goal in the game. While being shutout, the Penguins’ offense finished with 4 giveaways and took a total of 33 shots on goal.

Coming in as the underdog, Pittsburgh not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 2 goals.

The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Flames have gone 15-13-1 and are currently on a three-game winning streak at home. In the Western Conference, Calgary is in 9th place and 5th in the Pacific Division. For the year, the Flames have a record of 29-25-5. Over their last ten games, Calgary has gone 7-3.

So far this season, the Flames have been favored in 27 of their 59 games and have gone 13-12-2 in those games. Over their last three games, Calgary has won all three, and they have a 4-1 record over their last five games.

Calgary enters the game with a puck line record of 31-28, including going 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far this season, the Flames have 19 wins by multiple goals compared to 10 wins by just one goal.

As the favorite, Calgary has a puck line mark of 8-19, and they have gone 14-15 against the puck line at home. Overall, the Flames have an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game, but they have a scoring margin of -.1 goals per game at home.

The Flames recently hosted the Kings and emerged victorious with a 4-2 win. During the first period, the Flames started slow, but they turned things around by scoring two times in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Calgary managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 36 shots on goal and committed 14 turnovers.

Calgary came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 26th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. Coming into the game, the Penguins have a 18-14 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-8.

The Penguins’ over/under record this season is 21-33-3. For the season, they have had 29 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Flames Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 16th position in the league. So far this year, the Flames are 15-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 13-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.

So far, the Flames have an over/under record of 33-25-1. Coming into the game, they have played 31 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.3 goals per game.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

The Penguins defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Pittsburgh. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 1st with 7 shutouts.

Calgary Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 24th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Penguins vs Flames Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Calgary has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Flames have an puck line record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-0.
  • Although the Penguins have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 2-3.

Penguins vs Flames Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Penguins to take down the Flames on the road. With the moneyline currently at +106, I’m placing my bet on the Penguins straight-up.

Our projections have the Penguins pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Penguins, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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