St. Louis Blues vs. Detroit Red Wings - 10/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (5-2-0) at St. Louis Blues (4-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -179 / Detroit Red Wings +140 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSMW
The Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues square off Thursday in a NHL showdown at the Scottrade Center.
The Detroit Red Wings look to keep the puck rolling to build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Red Wings are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Thomas Vanek leads Detroit with four goals, Gustav Nyquist has five assists and Darren Helm has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 14 goals on 168 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has allowed one goal on 63 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have won 11 of their last 13 regular season games when scoring more than three goals.
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The St. Louis Blues look for a statement victory after splitting their last six games. The Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 25.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with four goals, Paul Stastny has four assists and David Perron has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 91.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 12 goals on 115 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed five goals on 64 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed 11 goals in their last three games after giving up eight goals in their first four games. Jori Lehtera is questionable with a concussion.
The Red Wings are 6-18 in their last 24 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 9-3 in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis and 56-27-4 in the last 87 meetings overall.
The Blues have had defensive issues the last few games and are now running into a red hot Red Wings squad that's won five straight games. Not only are the Red Wings red hot, but they've had recent success in St. Louis and have won four of the last five games against the Blues overall. I'll gladly take Detroit here based on the value.