A little rest can do wonders and it appears that’s the case when it comes to NHL scoring too.
Teams have come out gunslinging since the four-day all-star break from Jan. 27-30 with an average of more than six goals per game through the first 95 contests. That’s way up from an average of 5.56 goals per game on the season.
This is important for bettors that want to make a profit with hockey, because the bump in production has resulted in a highly profitable mark for OVER bettors at 50-34-11 OVER/UNDER for an OVER rate of 59.5 percent.
This is driving up totals and we’re starting to see fewer 5s and more 6s. Take these facts into consideration for making a profit when taking your picks to the ice, starting tonight, because with a win in their final game at the Joe Louis Arena, The Blues can cap off their five-game Eastern Conference road swing. Let’s look at some stats:
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. Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets. Find us on both Facebook and Google+!
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.
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.
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. Make a profit with hockey betting, sign up now at HeritageSports.eu.