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Pittsburgh Penguins take on Flames in hockey test

Pittsburgh Penguins

Calgary Flames
32-12-2 January 11, 2014, 10:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 15-23-6

The Calgary Flames battle the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday in NHL betting action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Flames are 15-23-6 so far on the season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 32-12-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Calgary go 21-23 and the Penguins go 21-21-4 on the totals.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

The Flames were listed earlier today as 169 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Flames at No. 28 and the Penguins at No. 3 heading into this contest.

The Penguins were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +162 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 29-ranked offense (2.27 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.41 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 13.38% rate while the Penguins have a 87.68% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Washington, Wednesday, January 15th
Calgary at Hartford , Monday, January 13th