The St. Louis Blues have beaten the Detroit Red Wings just once in their past seven meetings as those Central Division clubs hit the ice together once again in NHL betting action on Wednesday.
Detroit is 2-0 against St. Louis so far in February, winning 5-3 at home and 5-1 on the road in those pair of matchups. The OVER paid out for totals bettors in both of those contests; the OVER/UNDER sits at 4-5-1 in the past 10 Wings vs. Blues matchups.
The Red Wings bring a 7-4-1 record to the battle against the 6-5-1 Blues. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 6-5-1 so far and the Blues go 8-2-2.
This game puts the Red Wings, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blues, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 14.8% rate while the Blues have a 75.6% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-1 loser at home against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at +100 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Blues at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of St. Louis' last 23 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing on the road against Detroit
St. Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis at Calgary, Friday, February 15
Detroit home to Anaheim, Friday, February 15