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Columbus Blue Jackets

Detroit Red Wings
2-2-0 October 15, 2013, 08:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena 4-2-0

The visiting Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Joe Louis Arena against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Blue Jackets will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 2-2-0 this season, while the Red Wings are 4-2-0. Columbus is 1-2-1 against the total, while Detroit is 2-3-1 versus the number.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

The Red Wings - Blue Jackets odds would favor the Blue Jackets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 14.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -126 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Detroit was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They won as +155 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 17.65% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 90% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Columbus at Montreal, Thursday, October 17th
Detroit at Quebec, Thursday, October 17th