The Detroit Red Wings (14-9-4) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (13-13-1) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on ESPN. Both the Red Wings and Blues will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Detroit Red Wings vs St. Louis Blues
The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 27 games, the Red Wings have achieved an overall record of 14-9-4. When on the road, Detroit holds a 6-5-1 record, while they are 8-4-3 when playing at home. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 4th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 6th. Looking at Detroit’s average scoring margin, it is +.4, which has led to a puck line record of 16-11. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +.6, and on the road, it is +.2.
In their most recent game, the Red Wings fell to the Stars on the road by a score of 6-3. Against the Stars, the Red Wings’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Of Detroit’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 30 shots on goal and four giveaways.
Detroit entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
The St. Louis Blues Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As they head into their game vs. the Red Wings, the Blues have a 13-13-1 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 7-4-0, and they have 6-9-1 mark on the road. They are currently positioned 6th in the Western Central division and 9th in the Western conference. This season, St. Louis’ average scoring margin is -0.4, which has their puck line record at 13-14. Their average home scoring margin is +.2, and in road games, it stands at -0.9.
Coming off a 3-1 loss on the road to the Blackhawks, the Blues are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Blues couldn’t find the net in the first two periods, but they made a comeback with one goal in the third period. During the game, St. Louis’ offense recorded 39 shots on goal and netted their one goal while being a player down.
In this game, St. Louis was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Red Wings come into the game at 3.7 goals per contest placing 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 18th position in the league. Detroit’s offense is currently ranked 4th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the league.
So far, the Red Wings have an over/under record of 16-11-0. Coming into the game, they have played 16 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 7 goals per game.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blues offense is 31st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.
The Blues come in with an over/under record of 9-16-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 18 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.
Detroit Team Defense
Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 30.9 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 9th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues are currently 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.3 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 13th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Red Wings vs Blues Trends
- Through their last three road games, Detroit has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 4 goals per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Blues have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
- As the betting underdog, the Blues have an puck line mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. St. Louis posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
- Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Red Wings struggled vs the puck line going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blues to defeat the Red Wings while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -125, I’m placing a wager on the Blues to win outright.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Red Wings to cover. Even if the Blues manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Red Wings should cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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