Don’t look now but the Blues are back. They’ve won four straight games and can cap off their five-game Eastern Conference road swing with a win tonight in their final game at the Joe Louis Arena. Conversely, the Red Wings have lost four straight and been outscored 17-9 in those games.
– Shark BITES
- The Red Wings are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games as underdog.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Blues’ last 8 games against the Red Wings.
- Red Wings goalies have produced a combined save percentage of .898 this month.
These former division rivals used to see a lot of each other before the last NHL alignment that saw the Red Wings move to the Eastern Conference but Detroit is now a much different team than when these teams competed for Central Division supremacy. Detroit is fighting to stay afloat in an awful Atlantic Division and is in serious trouble of missing the playoffs for the first time in 23 years.
St. Louis, though, has shifted into overdrive and has been making a steady ascent in the West since Ken Hitchcock was relieved of his duties as head coach. The Blues have a +2 goal differential per game in the month of February and their netminders are leading the NHL in save percentage since they fired goalie coach Jim Corsi.
Far be it from me to say the Blues are going to win in this spot but let’s be real here – they probably will. They’ve been one of the best teams in the league since the coaching change and Detroit has all but given up.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Detroit Red Wings as 113 moneyline underdogs in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-1.6 win for the Blues. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
St. Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Detroit Red Wings are 22-24-10 overall while the St. Louis Blues are 29-22-5. As for the totals, Detroit is 26-24-6 on the OU, and St. Louis is 26-21-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs St. Louis injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 29 (Detroit Red Wings) and the No. 17 (St. Louis Blues) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
The game also pits Detroit’s No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.52 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.95 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 11.41% while the Blues defense kills off 84.21% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
St. Louis was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They won as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.
In their last action, Detroit was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Wild. Bettors on Minnesota at -287 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
- St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Detroit is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
- Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis home to Vancouver, Thursday, February 16th
Detroit home to Washington, Saturday, February 18th