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Penguins vs. Flames - 3/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Calgary Flames (26-33-4) at Pittsburgh Penguins (33-22-8)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)

The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -255 / Calgary Flames +226 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT, TSN

The Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Saturday at the CONSOL Energy Center.

The Calgary Flames need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 24 goals, Sean Monahan has 25 assists and Mark Giordano has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 94 goals on 1,034 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 73 goals on 625 shots. Ramo has allowed eight goals in his last three games.

Penguins vs. Flames - 3/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Penguins look for another win after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 26 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 29 assists and Phil Kessel has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 108 goals on 1,395 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 32 goals on 384 shots. Fleury has allowed two goals in his last three games.

The Flames are 17-36 in their last 53 road games and 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Penguins are 10-2 in their last 12 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win. The Flames are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Pittsburgh and 1-9 in the last 10 meetings overall. 

The Flames are having a hard time winning at all at the moment, and they struggle most on the road and against the Penguins. Add in the fact Pitt is lights out at home, and I like the Penguins by two goals to increase the value of the bet. 

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Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5

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