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: Sunday, March 28th
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blue Jackets -155 | Red Wings 128
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Columbus is that sneaky good-is team in the NHL who has a chip on their shoulder as big as their coach’s ego. Still, they play as fast as the dip that chip is dunking into.
Hovering around .500 all season, the Bluejackets are a team that shows up to play, and they’ll have what looks to be an easy weekend in Detroit… said no one ever going to Detroit for any reason!
Columbus Blue Jackets
I know I’m gushing over the Jackets, but it’s tough not to see their true potential. Like a father and his ugly teenage daughter – he sees her potential to have a date at the dance at the end of the year if her plus/minus tightens up juuuust a bit.
Truth be told, it could be an exit from the prom after four years of a playoff run and that’s all due to three things – goaltending, goal scoring and team cohesiveness.
This version of the Bluejackets is a shell of the team it was last season. There is no Tortarella fear factor or Patrik Laine superstar x-factor to push them forward… just blah.
Columbus seems to be a place warmer in the division this year. They’ve literally killed the careers of three potential stars in the league and seem to be fine with their overall position at the bottom of the standings.
Nothing like great draft position to make your fan base optimistic for the future.
This team is in need of a shakeup and that should come in the form of a Red Wing. They have historically played well against Detroit – a thorn in their side many playoff years. It’s true in the NHL, when a team has your number, they exploit it.
Detroit Red Wings
Have you ever been to Detroit? I have, and it’s not even close to as decrepit as their once storied NHL franchise. What happened to the town that Ford built? They once had all these Russians and European players who flew down the sides and scored highlight goals at a frenetic pace.
Now, their leading scorer has 18 points and they’re more confused about which goaltender is their starter than Justin Bieber deciding on which barely-legal Belieber he’s going to bring backstage.
Detroit has been getting absolutely steamrolled by teams this year and the trend will continue just as long as Rabbi, Manthra and Ryan continue to take nights off.
Where is Sergei Federov when you need him?
Detroit seems to be winning one out of every two away games. With the exception of allowing in 9 goals at Nashville, they have been average in keeping the scores low, the only issue is they tend to keep their scoring low as well. Not a great compliment. I think they score tonight.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blue Jackets are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games.
- Under is 6-1 in Blue Jackets last 7 Sunday games.
- Blue Jackets are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Blue Jackets are 5-11 in their last 16 vs. Central.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Prediction:
At Columbus -155, it’s tough not to believe they are going to get above .500 finally, but not so fast. Detroit loves home games. Nothing like car fires, unemployment rates as high as their goals against average and drunk angry hockey fans to motivate your team!
Their home record of 7-8-1 is deceiving since all their home games have been close. There is no doubt that these heated rivals square off for the second night in a row for a barnburner!
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Detroit +128
Detroit will win in overtime. These two teams are so similar in futility that the home team is the best selection.
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