Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 11/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+105) Penguins (-125)
The Pittsburgh Penguins (9-7-3) will go up against the Calgary Flames (8-7-2) at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Flames at +105 while the Penguins are opening at -125. The over/under is 7.
The Calgary Flames had a decent effort after finishing in a 4-4 tie against the Panthers in their previous game. Calgary earned 13 penalty minutes in this game. They also had 3 power play chances and notched 1 goal. The Flames had a impressive offensive performance in this game. In the game, they finished 4 of the 35 shots they put on net.
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Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 65 power play opportunities (11th in the NHL) and have come away with 13 goals in those chances. The Flames thus far have had 477 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .878. Calgary has tried 615 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.5%. At even strength, the Flames have allowed 45 goals while having 40 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary has accounted for 56 power play opportunities and they have added 12 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 21.43%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 18 points and their points percentage sits at .529. In terms of their scoring, the Calgary Flames have racked up 52 goals (23rd in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 58.
The man in goal for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has accounted for 197 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .524. His save percentage sits at .911 during his 22,424 mins played. Markstrom has seen 11,343 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 10,333 saves. Opponents have notched 1,010 goals against Markstrom in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. He has accumulated an overall record of 176-156-45 and he has gotten the start in 376 games. Markstrom has been involved in 392 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last outing, Pittsburgh faced the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Penguins got the victory by a tally of 5-3. The Penguins recorded 5 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
For the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 70 goals, 21 points, and a points percentage of .553. They have allowed 64 goals to be scored by of a combination of 51 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. The Penguins are sitting with 58 goals at even strength and 12 goals (20th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 64 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 18.75%. Pittsburgh has put up 632 shots (7th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.08%, while allowing the opposition 635 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.37% on their oppositions 63 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.9%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry in net. He has accounted for 4,521 stops out of 4,946 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .914. Jarry holds a lifetime record of 99-50-15 and has participated in 170 games. He has started in 162 games and has been on the ice for 9,729 minutes. Jarry's percentage of quality starts comes out to 60.5% and he has 98 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.62 goals per contest and he has surrendered 425 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-125)
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