Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Columbus duelling Detroit on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.
The Blue Jackets will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 4-10-2 this season, while the Red Wings are 7-6-3. Columbus is 7-8-1 against the total, while Detroit is 9-5-2 versus the number.
This game matches up the No. 21 (Red Wings) and the No. 29 (Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 16-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 13.5% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 81.2% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Columbus was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Anaheim at -205 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -120 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Blue Jackets at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus' last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Columbus is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Columbus
Detroit is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Columbus
Detroit is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Columbus
Columbus at St. Louis, Saturday, February 23
Detroit home to Nashville, Saturday, February 23