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NHL Game Preview - Blue Jackets underdogs vs Red Wings at Detroit

Columbus Blue JacketsDetroit Red Wings
Oct 21, 7:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

0-5-1TEAM RECORD4-0-0

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Detroit and Columbus on Friday, with the host Red Wings trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-5-1 this season, while the Red Wings are 4-0. Columbus is 2-3-1 on the totals; Detroit is 1-3.

View Columbus vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Red Wings as -240 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Red Wings and the No. 28-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.3 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 5.3% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 76.2% of their penalties.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Wild. Bettors on Detroit at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 4-4-1
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Blue Jackets at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbus' last 11 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Columbus' last 19 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus' last 12 games on the road
Columbus is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Columbus
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games

Next up:
Columbus at Ottawa, Saturday, October 22
Detroit at Washington, Saturday, October 22