Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blue Jackets vs Red Wings NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(13-13-8) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings (10-20-4)
Date: Saturday, March 27th
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blue Jackets -155| Red Wings +135
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Blue Jackets -1.5 (+160)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Columbus has what appears to be a great chance of breaking their current 2-game losing streak when they visit last place Detroit on Saturday afternoon. The Red Wings have dropped three straight in their own right.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets’ last two losses can be forgiven a bit as they came against red hot Carolina, who has scored points in 9 of their last 10 games. The teams just completed a 4-game set, and Columbus took the first two in OT.
Columbus is still wildly inconsistent though. They don’t have a regulation win in the last three weeks, and are just 2-6 over their last 8 games. The Blue Jackets are just 6-7-2 on the road this season.
Overall Columbus is just a very middle-of-the-pack team, or worse. The Blue Jackets are 24th in scoring offense and 24th in scoring defense which is miserably consistent and consistently miserable.
The bright side for Columbus? They play Detroit on Saturday afternoon. The Red Wings are coming off a 7-1 pummeling in Nashville and have absolutely no offense right now – or all season.
Detroit Red Wings
Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo is just 8-13 on the year, but he’s licking his chops at the opportunity to face Detroit’s ice cold offense. The Red Wings have scored 1 total goal in their last three games.
Not scoring is nothing new to this Red Wings squad who ranks 30th putting up just 2.1 goals/game. There should be some opportunities against Korpisalo however, as he just allowed 4 goals in his last start.
Believe it or not the Red Wings’ #28 defense has played better lately, 7 goals to the Predators on Thursday aside. Detroit had allowed 2 goals or less in four of their five games prior.
Being better on defense hasn’t necessarily equated to a lot of wins, but at least Detroit is fighting. It will likely be Thomas Greiss and his 2-18 in net on Saturday, He allowed 3 goals on just 7 shots to Nashville.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blue Jackets are 5-11 last 16 overall
- Blue Jackets are 7-21 last 28 Saturday games
- Blue Jackets are 2-5 last 7 as a road favorite
- Under is 4-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 overall
- Under is 17-6-3 in Blue Jackets last 26 road games
- Red Wings are 8-22 their last 30 overall
- Under is 3-1-2 in Red Wings last 6 overall
- Blue Jackets are 7-1 last 8 in Detroit
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Prediction:
It doesn’t take a hockey savant to tell you to bet against the Red Wings. That’s a huge price to pay on a mediocre Columbus team however(-155). The play to make here is on the total.
Greiss isn’t as bad as the 3 goals allowed on 7 shots last time out would indicate. He had given up 2 goals or less in two of three starts prior. The Red Wings offenses is as bad as advertised though.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5
The Columbus offense doesn’t do anything to think that this game would be high scoring either.
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