Blues, Red Wings meet on NHL lines

St. Louis is off to one of its better starts in years, and the Blues head to the Motor City to play the Red Wings in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.

Both teams will be playing in back-to-back contests. The Blues had won their last game before the break, while the Red Wings had dropped back-to-back games.

St. Louis has won both matchups against Detroit so far this season, but both victories have come on home ice. However, it was the Blues who tore apart the Wings 10-3 the last time they met at Joe Louis Arena. The NHL betting lines at 5Dimes will surely be close to equal around game time, but the Blues will likely be a small road underdog in this tilt.

Eight of the last 10 head-to-head games between these teams have sent OVER bettors to the payout window, but both games this year favored UNDER bettors in totals betting.

Toronto will travel south after the holidays to meet up with the suddenly-struggling Florida Panthers. The Maple Leafs will be road underdogs in this matchup but they have won back-to-back games, while the Panthers are looking to snap a three-game losing skid.

The Panthers will see a ton of action on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes against Toronto, having won two straight head-to-head while outscoring them 9-1 over those victories. Seven of the last 10 meetings between these teams have made winners of UNDER bettors in totals betting.

After a day off the New York Rangers take their solid play into Washington for a date with the Capitals in NHL betting action on Wednesday night. The Rangers have been strong on the road, while the Capitals have been impressive on home ice.

New York doubled the Capitals 6-3 in their only other meeting so far this season, and that victory came at the Verizon Center in Washington. Two of the last three matchups between the Rangers and Capitals have sent UNDER bettors cashing out in totals betting.