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Blues play a road game against Wings

Old division rivals will be meeting for the first time this season on Monday night as the Detroit Red Wings play host to the St. Louis Blues in NHL betting action at the books.

The Blues are on a two-game winning streak against the Red Wings, but overall they're just 4-6 in their past 10 games against Detroit dating back to 2011.

The OVER has paid out for totals bettors in four of their last five matchups.

The Blues will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 32-9-5 this season, while the Red Wings are 21-17-10. St. Louis is 22-18-6 on the totals; Detroit is 20-24-4.

View St. Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Red Wings as 129 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Red Wings) and the No. 3 (Blues) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-2 loser at home against the Ducks. Bettors on Anaheim at +145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.52 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.28 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 16.77% while the Blues defense kills off 85.37% of their penalties.

Next up:
St. Louis at New Jersey, Tuesday, January 21st
Detroit home to Chicago, Wednesday, January 22nd