NHL betting online is well underway this season, even as the 2022-23 NHL season is just beginning. There are big games on the Tuesday schedule, including the Calgary Flames hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s a bit early to consider this a Stanley Cup preview but…
Pittsburgh suffered a 6-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers Monday night. That was the first loss in regulation time this season (4-1-1).
Calgary has earned eight points through the first five games, the latest a 3-2 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
NHL odds for this game have the Calgary Flames as the moneyline betting favorites at -170. The over/under on total goals is set at 6½ .
Pens Are Tickling the Twine
Pittsburgh is averaging 4.83 goals per game, with (no surprise) Sidney Crosby leading the team, four goals and seven assists.
Goaltender Tristan Jarry is another big part of the Penguins’ success, as he has posted all four of their wins. Pittsburgh has allowed six power play goals this season, and that might be a problem here.
Flames Still Simmering
After the win over the Hurricanes, Rasmus Andersson said, “Still need to get a little bit better five on five, but it was a tough game to play and it was nice to see that overtime goal go in.” Calgary might have eight points this season but hasn’t been able to really get things going.
Nazem Kadri is having a big start to his season, leading the team with six points. Calgary has a ton of weapons, including goaltender Jacob Markstrom, He’s a perfect 3-0, while the team has killed off 85 percent of its shorthanded situations.
Penguins vs Flames Game Injuries
Penguins vs Flames Head-to-Head
Pittsburgh has a slim lead in the all-time series, 48-46-18, but the Flames won both games last season.
Penguins vs Flames Game Information
- Game: Penguins (4-1-1) vs Flames (4-1-0)
- Location: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Penguins vs Flames Live Stream: NHL.TV
Penguins vs Flames Betting Lines
Penguins vs Flames Prediction
Expect there to be plenty of offense in this game.
Fatigue may set in with the Penguins Tuesday night, especially after a rough game against the Oilers. The power play unit for Calgary is a huge advantage in this one, and that could be the deciding factor.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Calgary Flames -170 over the Pittsburgh Penguins in this early-season showdown.