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

Detroit Red WingsSt. Louis Blues
Feb 7, 8:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Detroit Red Wings vs St. Louis Blues Odds

4-4-1TEAM RECORD6-3-0

The Blues get a visit from the Detroit Red Wings in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Blues sport records of 6-3 heading into this matchup, while the Red Wings sit at 4-4-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-2-1 for the Blues and 5-4 for the Red Wings.

View Detroit vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-157 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Blues and the No. 16-rated Red Wings in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.6 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.1 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 33.3% while the Red Wings defense kills off 69.8% of their penalties.

The Red Wings were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Blues were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +180 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Calgary are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Red Wings at Blues trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Detroit's last 22 games when playing St. Louis
Detroit is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 15 of St. Louis' last 22 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Edmonton, Saturday, February 9
St. Louis home to Anaheim, Saturday, February 9