Penguins vs Flames Prediction NHL Picks 3/2/24

Calgary Flames (29-25-5) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (27-22-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -132 / Pittsburgh Penguins +107 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Calgary Flames are riding a 4-game winning streak. Here’s a Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames prediction.

Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins recently beat the Flyers and Canucks while losing to the Kraken. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.95 goals per game and are scoring on 4.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 32 goals, Erik Karlsson has 35 assists, and Jake Guentzel has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 95 goals on 1,079 shots faced, and Alex Nedelijkovic has given up 48 goals on 565 shots.

Calgary Flames Betting Preview

The Calgary Flames beat the Jets, Bruins, Oilers, and Kings during this streak. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.14 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Coleman leads Calgary with 24 goals, Nazem Kadri has 30 assists and Mikael Backlund has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.05 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 93 goals on 1,081 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 55 goals on 499 shots.

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Blake Coleman has recorded an assist in seven of the Flames' last eight games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Blake Coleman has scored a goal in three of the Flames' last four games.
  • Blake Coleman has recorded at least one point in each of the Flames' last six home games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Yegor Sharangovich ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins Player Prop Facts

  • Evgeni Malkin has scored a goal in each of his last three appearances with the Penguins as underdogs against the Flames.
  • Evgeni Malkin has recorded at least one assist in four of his last five appearances with his team as an underdog against the Flames.
  • Evgeni Malkin has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances at Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • Marcus Pettersson ranks 1st in the Metropolitan Division for Plus/Minus (+23) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Calgary Flames rank 30th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.29%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 5th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.05%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 29th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.58%).
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins rank 5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.70).

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames prediction

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been hit or miss all season, and you're never quite sure which team you're getting on a nightly basis. The Penguins were on fire offensively but are coming off a shutout loss to the Kraken, which isn't all that encouraging. The Calgary Flames are riding a 4-game winning streak where the offense has found its groove, and they've been cash cows for bettors the last few weeks. In fact, the Flames have won 6 of their last 7 games as underdogs. The Penguins are just 12-12-4 on the road this season. The line is more than reasonable given how the Flames look currently. I'll ride the hot hand and back the Flames on their home ice. 

Randy’s Pick Calgary Flames -132

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