Blue Jackets get visit from the Wings
The Detroit Red Wings got back into the win column against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their most recent meeting as those teams take the ice together in NHL odds action once again on Tuesday night.
Detroit slipped past Columbus by a score of 2-1 as a -117 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in the last game between the two teams on October 15, with the Red Wings ending a four-game skid against the Blue Jackets that night.
The Blue Jackets are 33-26-5 so far on the season. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are 29-22-13. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 34-26-4 and the Red Wings go 28-31-5 on the totals.
If you're going with the Blue Jackets in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -136 on most hockey betting menus early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Jackets rated this week at No. 5 and the Red Wings sitting at No. 7.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -155 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Blue Jackets were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.91 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 18.81% while the Red Wings defense kills off 83.97% of their penalties.
A few Red Wings at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Detroit is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games
Columbus is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus's last 9 games at home
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit home to Edmonton, Friday, March 14th
Columbus home to San Jose, Thursday, March 13th