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Calgary Flames take on Penguins in hockey test


Calgary Flames

Pittsburgh Penguins
13-16-6 December 21, 2013, 01:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 26-10-1



The Calgary Flames will look to grab a road win when they take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh at Consol Energy Centre on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Penguins sit at 26-10-1 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 13-16-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 14-19-4 OU, and Calgary is 17-18 OU.

View Calgary Flames vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Penguins in this one found them earlier as -215 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Penguins sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at a No. 28 on the same chart.

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The Flames were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-2 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.16 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.17 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 26.83% while the Flames defense kills off 81.74% of their penalties.

A few Flames at Penguins trends to consider:
Calgary is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Calgary's last 10 games
Calgary is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Calgary


Next up:
Calgary home to St. Louis, Monday, December 23rd
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, Monday, December 23rd

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