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NHL Game Preview - Red Wings underdogs vs Blues at St. Louis

Detroit Red WingsSt. Louis Blues
April 4, 7:30 PM | Scottrade Center

Detroit Red Wings vs St. Louis Blues Odds

47-27-5TEAM RECORD48-21-10

St. Louis will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Detroit Red Wings pay a visit to Scottrade Center.

The Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 47-27-5 this season, while the Blues are 48-21-10. Detroit is 34-43-2 against the total, while St. Louis is 21-43-15 versus the number.

View Detroit vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blues as -150 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Blues) and the No. 5 (Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -190 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Blues were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +320 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Florida are 8-8-1
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Red Wings at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games when playing St. Louis
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Detroit
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 13 of St. Louis' last 19 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to New Jersey, Thursday, April 5
St. Louis home to Phoenix, Friday, April 6

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