Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
The Detroit Red Wings will look to grab a road win when they take on the Blue Jackets in Columbus at Nationwide Arena on Saturday in hockey odds action.
The Blue Jackets are 8-12-4 so far on the season. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are 12-8-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 10-13-1 and the Red Wings go 10-12-2 on the totals.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Red Wings listed earlier today as favorites of 129 at most sportsbooks, including . Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blue Jackets at No. 28 and the Red Wings at No. 17 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 28-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 13.7% rate while the Red Wings have a 77.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -150 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Edmonton are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Vancouver are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Red Wings at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Detroit
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 9 games
Detroit home to Columbus, Sunday, March 10