The red hot Detroit Red Wings host the equally hot St.Louis Blues tonight, Monday Jan 23rd, as the Wings look for three straight wins over the Blues. The Red Wings lead the Blues 6-4 SU in their last ten meetings. NHL oddsmakers have the Red Wings as -140 moneyline home favorites over the Blues with the over/under set at 5 goals. Be sure to make your St.Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings 2012 NHL Picks before they drop the puck.
St.Louis (29-12, 8-9 V) are 8-0-1 this month, are just one point behind Detroit and locked in a tie with the Chicago Blackhawks for second in the division. The Blues earned their fourth consecutive victory on Saturday, as they closed a five-game homestand with a 4-2 triumph over Buffalo. David Backes had two goals and two assists to lift St. Louis to the win at Scottrade Center. B.J. Crombeen and David Perron each scored for the Blues, while Jaroslav Halak made 19 stops for the win. Halak had posted shutouts in his previous two starts and has blanked the opposition three times in his last five trips to the crease.
Detroit (35-15, 19-2 H) will try to extend their club-record winning streak at home to 17 games tonight. Detroit, which last lost a home test on Nov. 3 against Calgary, has also won six straight overall and the Red Wings enter tonight with 65 points to lead both the Central and the NHL. The Red Wings picked up their 16th straight home win on Saturday, as they outlasted the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout decision to improve to 19-2-1 as the host this season. Valtteri Filppula scored the only goal of the shootout on Saturday to give the Red Wings a 3-2 decision.
When it comes to the offensive contributions by the Wings’ defensemen this season, it’s difficult to overlook one particular shining stat: 12-0-1 at home. They are 17-5-1 overall when at least one defenseman scores, and Saturday was the first time this season that defensemen accounted for all of the scoring in regulation. Kronwall and Nicklas Lidstrom each scored for Detroit Saturday, giving the defensive unit a league-leading 32 goals this season, ahead of Nashville (26) and Vancouver (25). It’s the seventh multiple goal game by the Wings’ defensive corps this season. “It’s nice to have,” said center Henrik Zetterberg, of the defensive scoring. “We’ve always had that, we’ve always had defensemen who can really score goals and produce points. It helps us forwards to play better.” Led by Lidstrom and Kronwall, who have 10 goals each, scoring by Wings’ defensemen this season has been incredible with Ian White (6), Brad Stuart (4), Jonathan Ericsson (1) and Jakub Kindl (1) all contributing.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit.
Blues are 22-48-4 in the last 74 meetings.
Blues are 12-30-1 in the last 43 meetings in Detroit.
Red Wings are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Central.
Red Wings are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Red Wings are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games.
Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Central.
St.Louis vs Detroit Red Wings
When: Monday, Jan 23rd, 2011 7:30 PM EST
Pick: Red Wings -140
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