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Blues vs Red Wings Odds, Predictions & Picks for Saturday (Feb. 24)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Updated Feb 23, 2024 · 11:39 AM PST

St. Louis Blues right wing Kevin Hayes shoots and scores against the Detroit Red Wings
Dec 12, 2023; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Kevin Hayes (12) shoots and score against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Detroit Red Wings battle the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, February 24
  • The Saturday NHL odds favor the Red Wings to prevail at Little Caesars Arena
  • Read below for Red Wings vs Blues odds, predictions and picks

The Detroit Red Wings (30-26-6) will aim to extend their win streak to four games when they host the St.Louis Blues (30-24-2) on Saturday afternoon. Puck drop is slated for noon EST, with ABC carrying the broadcast nationally.

The Saturday NHL odds are in favor of the home team, pricing the Red Wings as slight favorites over the Blues at Little Caesars Arena. The over/under is set at 6.5 for a matchup featuring the red-hot Patrick Kane.

Let’s dive into the Blues vs Red Wings odds, as we offer our predictions and picks for Saturday’s NHL game.

Blues vs Red Wings Odds

Team Puck Line Moneyline Total
St. Louis Blues +1.5 (-198) +120 U 6.5 (-115)
Detroit Red Wings -1.5 (+164) -142 O 6.5 (-105)

In Saturday’s NHL odds, the Blues are priced as +120 underdogs against the Red Wings. Detroit is a -142 moneyline favorite and +164 to win by two goals or more on the puck line.

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Red Wings Betting Analysis

The Detroit Red Wings are on a three-game winning streak and are currently trying to secure a spot in the NHL Playoff Bracket. In their most recent game, Patrick Kane scored in overtime to give the Red Wings a 2-1 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.

Detroit is averaging 3.46 goals per game, which is 6th best in the entire NHL. Captain Dylan Larkin leads the way with 25 goals and 51 points, while Alex DeBrincat has potted 19 ginos. Former Blackhawk Patrick Kane, meanwhile, is heating up with seven points in his last five games.

The Red Wings aren’t as efficient defensively, giving up 3.21 goals per game (21st). It’s hard to shoulder too much of the blame onto goalie Alex Lyon, who is rocking a .914 save percentage. The 31-year-old is Saturday’s projected starting NHL goalie.

Blues Betting Analysis

The Blues are also battling for playoff position right now and enter this game following an impressive victory. St. Louis defeated the New York Islanders 4-0 on Thursday, scoring a franchise-record three goals in 32 seconds during the middle period.

The Blues lack the offensive firepower of the Red Wings, averaging just 2.93 goals per game (21st). Robert Thomas is having an excellent season with 19 goals and 45 assists through 56 games, but no other player has cracked the 50-point mark.

St. Louis is a better defensive team than Detroit, averaging 3.05 goals against (14th). A big part of that success is the play of goalie Jordan Binnignton, who is 20-15-2 with a .911 save percentage and 2.85 GAA. He’s the Blues’ expected starting goalie for Saturday.

Blues vs Red Wings Prediction

Despite each team coming off an impressive victory, the Blues and Red Wings have been two of the worst possession teams in the NHL over the past month. St. Louis is sporting a 39.61 xGF% in that span (32nd) while the Red Wings have a 40.71 xGF% (30th).

The Blues and Red Wings have alternated victories over the past five meetings, and we think there’s some solid underdog value on St. Louis this Saturday. They outshot the Wings 37-32 in the previous meeting, but lost the goalie battle (Binnignton vs Ville Husso).

Husso is now injured, and Binnington should turn in a much better performance in the rematch. These two squads are fairly evenly matched on paper, and with the Blues winning five of their past six road games, their moneyline Saturday is the best value bet in the NHL odds.

  • Pick: Blues ML (+125)

 

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