Penguins vs. Flames Free NHL Picks and Odds Breakdown

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Dominik Simon #49 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates a goal. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

The 10-7-4 Pittsburgh Penguins travel to 2nd place in the Western Conference Calgary Flames. The Flames have a 12-4-5 record to date. Both teams are coming into this matchup having suffered their first defeat last time out in five games.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Calgary Flames

Monday, November 29, 2021 – 09:00 PM EST at Scotiabank Saddledome

Pittsburgh Strong Away Form

The Penguins have been able to keep an unbelievable 3 shut-outs in their past four away games and the one game they did manage to concede was just the one goal they allowed against the Winnipeg Jets. In this four-game winning streak, they have also managed to score a total of 12 goals. The Penguins have clearly started to concentrate on the defensive aspect of their game as the previous four away games saw them allow 20 goals and lose on all four occasions.

The Penguins have played the joint-most amount of games in the Metropolitan Division and sit in 5th position, the final playoff spot available. It’s a long way to go until the end of the season but they can’t afford to become inconsistent. The Penguins have the 12th most amount of goals in the NHL this season, whilst their opponents have the 2nd best defense.

Calgary Struggling on Home Ice

Contrasting to the Penguins, the Flames have picked up just 9 points at home this season, winning 3 games in regulation and losing on a further 5 occasions, three of those coming in overtime. Although the Flames have had such an impressive goal against record, they have managed to allow 30 goals in 8 home games played. With that being said a win for the Flames could see them go top of the Western Conference.

Both Flames goaltenders have allowed under 1.9 goals against this season and have a combined 7 shutout across their opening 21 games. Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm have combined for an eye-watering 67 points thus far this season.

Team Trends

*Trends should never be your main source of information when it comes to making your betting picks, they are merely guidelines and mostly irrelevant information but nonetheless can be interesting to read.

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • The total has gone under in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
  • Pittsburgh are 4-2 in their last 6 games against Calgary.
  • The total has gone under in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games.

Calgary Flames

  • The total has gone over in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games at home.
  • Calgary are 5-2 in their last 7 games this season.
  • The total has gone under in 5 of Calgary’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.

What Are The Betting Odds and Current Lines?

Moneyline: The current moneyline odds on the penguins is best priced at +120 with BetOnline. If you wish to take the Flames to win this one on home ice, they are available to bet at -130.

Total: The games total is set at 5.5 with the under available to bet at +110 and the over being juiced to as low as -120.

Puck Line: Pittsburgh can be bet at -155 on the +1.5 puck line. If you believe the Flames can cover the PK line, they are best priced +159 at top betting sites.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Calgary Flames Betting Prediction

The last time these teams met in the NHL was exactly a month ago when the Flames ran away as 4-0 winners, but back then the Penguins were not playing as well as they are now. Sidney Crosby has started getting some points offensively. Compared to the start of the season where he scored just 2 points in the opening 6 games he has gone on to score 4 points in the past two Penguins games.

We believe this to be much more of a 50/50 game than the books will make us believe, so for that reason, we believe there to be some value on taking the Penguins at +120, we would be them as low as +110. Given their strength away from home ice and the Flames below-par home performances we think the Penguins have a chance of cashing at plus money in the NHL betting tonight.

NHL Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins Moneyline at +120 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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