Hockey odds preview - Columbus vs. Detroit
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings Odds
Detroit will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Columbus Blue Jackets pay a visit to Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings currently sports a record of 12-9-4. The Blue Jackets are 9-12-4. Betting totals have seen the Red Wings post a 10-13-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blue Jackets have gone 10-14-1 against the number.
If you're going with the Red Wings in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -200 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
This game puts the Red Wings, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jackets, who rate a No. 28 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 14.3% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 85.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Detroit was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They lost as -120 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Vancouver are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Columbus are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Blue Jackets at Red Wings trends to consider:
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its 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 Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Columbus
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Columbus home to Vancouver, Tuesday, March 12
Detroit at Calgary, Wednesday, March 13