They’re not even in the same conference anymore, but the St. Louis Blues (27-15-7) and the Detroit Red Wings (23-14-8) have plenty of history between them. The former Norris Division rivals will meet again this Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena; NBCSN has the coverage starting at 8 PM ET.
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The Red Wings were moved to the Eastern Conference in 2013, where they currently sit in second place in the Atlantic Division despite a goal differential of minus-5. The Blues, still in the West, are in third place in the Central Division with a plus-3 differential. St. Louis has won four of its last five games, but remains 6.54 betting units in the red against the puck line. That’s still much better than last-place Detroit (–16.08 units).
Putting the puck in the net has been problematic for the Wings. They’re scoring just 2.46 goals per game, down from 2.82 goals last year. The Blues have likewise fallen from 2.91 goals per game to 2.57 goals. The under has been profitable for both teams as a result: 21-15-9 for Detroit and 24-18-7 for St. Louis. However, the Wings prevailed 4-3 (over 5, –105) in overtime when they met in November.
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