St. Louis vs Detroit: prediction for the NHL fixture
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis are currently 7th in the Western Conference standings with 30 points in the asset. At the start of the season, the Blues were consistently delivering good results, but since the end of October, they didn't win more than two matches in a row.
In the last two games, St. Louis suffered defeats to Tampa (2:4) and Florida (3:4 SO). In the reverse fixture, however, the Blues prevailed over the Panthers in overtime (4:3 OT). The Blues lost only 3 home games in regualtion, and on average they score 4 goals per game.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit are having a decent season and currently sit in 8th place in the East. Recently, the Red Wings even mounted a streak of five victories, which was interrupted by Nashville (2:5).
The Red Wings aren't as confident in away games as they are at home. Jeff Blashill's charges celebrated success in regulation time only in 2 away games this season.
In 4 games out of 5, St. Louis scored more than two goals.
In the last 2 matches, Detroit lost in the third period.
Detroit come into this game on the back of a home defeat to Nashville. The Wings lost all recent head-to-head against against St. Louis by a large margin, so we predict a victory for the Blues, who are in good form.
Out prediction - St. Louis to win
Fewer than 7 goals were scored in most recent matches of St. Louis. Detroit play defensive hockey, so we don't expect them to score a lot, either.
Second bet - total under 6 goals