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Detroit Red Wings Battle vs Columbus Blue Jackets Highlights NHL Odds Menu

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Columbus Blue Jackets in this one found them earlier as 122 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.4-2.3 victory for the Red Wings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 34-25-11 this season, while the Blue Jackets are 28-32-8. Detroit is 25-33-12 on the totals; Columbus is 34-31-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Detroit injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-ranked Columbus Blue Jackets and the No. 24-rated Detroit Red Wings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 21-ranked offense (2.61 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.66 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 17.7% rate while the Red Wings have a 80.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Flyers. They lost as -103 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Columbus was a 4-0 loser in its last match at home against the Lightning. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Detroit is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Columbus's last 19 games at home
  • Columbus is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Florida, Saturday, March 19th
Columbus home to New Jersey, Saturday, March 19th