Blues visit Detroit Red Wings in NHL clash
St. Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings Odds
The Detroit Red Wings will get another crack at the St. Louis Blues on Friday night as those Central Division clubs meet at Joe Louis Arena in an NHL odds matchup for the second time this year.
The Blues blanked the Red Wings 6-0 as a home favorite of -135 in the first meeting of the season between the rivals on January 19, with Jaroslav Halak needing to make only 14 saves for the shutout. Detroit had won its previous four against St. Louis.
The Red Wings bring a 3-2-1 record to the battle against the 6-1 Blues. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 3-3 so far and the Blues go 4-2-1.
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -105 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.
The Red Wings sit at No. 23 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 9.4% while the Blues defense kills off 75% of their penalties.
St. Louis was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They won as -175 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
The Red Wings were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Columbus are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Blues at Red Wings trends to consider:
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Detroit
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of St. Louis' last 21 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis home to Nashville, Tuesday, February 5
Detroit at Columbus, Saturday, February 2