Red Wings on road against Blue Jackets
The UNDER has paid out on the NHL betting lines in each of the past five games between the Detroit Red Wings and the Columbus Blue Jackets as those teams meet Tuesday night.
Columbus is 5-1 in their past six games against Detroit, including a 4-1 victory as a -120 home favorite on the NHL odds when the teams last met on March 11.
Overall the Red Wings have just four wins in their past 10 games vs. the Blue Jackets.
Supporters of the Red Wings have seen them go 33-24-14 so far this season, while the Blue Jackets are at 36-29-6. In totals betting, the Blue Jackets are 35-32-4, while the Red Wings are 30-35-6.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Red Wings listed earlier today as underdogs of 134 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5 over at GTbets.eu.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 5-rated Red Wings taking on the No. 21-rated Blue Jackets in this contest.
The Red Wings were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Columbus lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Islanders on March 23. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.82 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.82 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 16.8% while the Red Wings defense kills off 83.46% of their penalties.
Detroit home to Montreal, Thursday, March 27th
Columbus home to Pittsburgh, Friday, March 28th