NHL Game Preview - Red Wings underdogs vs Blues at St. Louis
Detroit Red Wings vs St. Louis Blues Odds
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.
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.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Blues and the No. 16-rated Red Wings in this matchup.
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
Detroit home to Edmonton, Saturday, February 9
St. Louis home to Anaheim, Saturday, February 9