Detroit Red Wings vs. St. Louis Blues - 10/27/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (5-3-3) at Detroit Red Wings (3-8)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings meet Sunday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The St. Louis Blues could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with eight goals, Ryan O'Reilly has seven assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 85.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 21 goals on 251 shots and Jake Allen has allowed eight goals on 53 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Detroit Red Wings need a victory here to snap a brutal seven-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 12.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with seven goals, Tyler Bertuzzi has six assists and Darren Helm has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 71.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 21 goals on 212 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 16 goals on 163 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed five goals in five of their last seven games.
The road team is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings. The Blues are 10-24 in their last 34 Sunday games. The under is 36-16 in Blues last 52 overall. The under is 12-4 in Blues last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The Blues are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Detroit.
There's honestly no reason to get behind the Detroit Red Wings given their seven-game losing streak and a defense that can't get out of their own way. The Blues have also won five of the last seven meetings against the Red Wings. However, the St. Louis Blues just played last night in Boston, so this is an extremely quick turnaround for the road team with travel, an absolutely horrible spot schedule wise. If there was a spot for the Red Wings to get a feel good victory, it would probably be here at home given the rest advantage. I'll plug my nose and back the Red Wings.