Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 10/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-105) Penguins (-118)
The Calgary Flames (38-27-17 last year) are headed to PPG Paints Arena on Saturday where they will compete against the Pittsburgh Penguins (40-31-11 last season). The odds on this game have the Flames at -105 and the Penguins are at -118. The over/under is set at 7.
The Calgary Flames were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win over the Jets in the last game they played. The Flames had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the victory. While out there on the ice, they netted 5 of the 22 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and scored 1 goal. Calgary accrued 8 penalty minutes in this contest.
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Calgary Flames opposition had 270 power play tries (9th in the league) and earned 47 goals in those chances. The Flames had 2,240 shots taken against them and were the owners of a save percentage of .890. Calgary tried 2,948 shots and held a shot percentage of 8.8%. At even strength, the Flames surrendered 200 goals while earning 208. Calgary accumulated 252 power play chances and notched 50 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 19.84%. For the prior campaign, they scored 93 points and their points % was .567. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Calgary Flames racked up 258 goals (19th in hockey) over the course of last season surrendered 247.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jacob Markstrom. During his career on the ice, Markstrom has accumulated 220 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .524. He has a save percentage of .909 in his 25,025 minutes in the crease. Markstrom has had 12,513 shot attempts against him and has amassed 11,379 saves. Opponents have tallied 1,134 goals against Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.72. He has amassed a record of 192-173-55 and he has started in 420 games. Markstrom has been involved in 437 games during his NHL career.
In their last outing, Pittsburgh played the Blackhawks in a game where the Penguins took the loss by a final score of 4-2. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Penguins notched 2 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they tried.
Last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins accumulated 261 goals, 91 points, in addition to a points percentage of .555. They allowed 263 goals to be scored by of a combination of 208 goals at even strength and 55 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins earned 198 goals at even strength and 63 goals (9th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They had a total of 290 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 21.72%. Pittsburgh attempted 2,818 shots (5th in professional hockey) and had a shooting percentage of 9.26%, while allowing the other team 2,687 shots. They accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.09% on the other team's 263 power play chances, and their save percentage was at 90.2%.
Across the ice you will find Tristan Jarry in net. Teams are averaging 2.65 goals per game and he has yielded 517 goals in total. Jarry's quality start percentage is 60.6% and he has 120 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has started in 198 contests and has been on the ice for 11,719 mins. Jarry is sitting with a career record of 117-60-20 and has been in goal for 206 games. He has a tally of 5,467 stops out of 5,984 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-105)
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