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Moneyline favors Blues in battle with Red Wings

Detroit Red WingsSt. Louis Blues
Dec 6, 8:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Detroit Red Wings vs St. Louis Blues Odds

16-8-1TEAM RECORD14-9-3

Scottrade Center hosts an NHL battle between the St. Louis Blues and the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

St. Louis battles the Red Wings, currently with a 16-8-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-15-4 for the Blues and 11-14 for the Red Wings.

View Detroit vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blues were listed as -120 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blues rated this week at No. 15 and the Red Wings sitting at No. 4.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 24-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 9.2% rate while the Red Wings have a 80.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Avalanche on December 4. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Blues were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Wings at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis' last 17 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Phoenix, Thursday, December 8
St. Louis home to Anaheim, Thursday, December 8