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Detroit Red Wings vs St. Louis Blues Preview

St. Louis BluesDetroit Red Wings
Dec 31, 7:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena

St. Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

21-11-5TEAM RECORD23-13-1

St. Louis pays a visit to Detroit on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Red Wings bats in hockey action at Joe Louis Arena.

Supporters of the Blues have seen them go 21-11-5 so far this season, while the Red Wings are at 23-13-1. In totals betting, the Red Wings are 16-21, while the Blues are 10-20-7.

View St Louis vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -170 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Red Wings sit at No. 3 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 5-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Blues have a 82.1% rate on the penalty kill.

St. Louis was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Predators. They lost as -168 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Red Wings were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-6-1
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blues at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 13 of St. Louis' last 17 games when playing Detroit
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Phoenix, Tuesday, January 3
Detroit at Dallas, Tuesday, January 3

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