Advertisement

Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets odds, picks and prediction

Apr 12, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; The Detroit Red Wings celebrate after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings (17-25-8) travel to meet the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-25-10) Tuesday with a 7 p.m. ET puck drop at Nationwide Arena. Below, we analyze the Red Wings-Blue Jackets odds and lines, with NHL picks and predictions.

The Red Wings dropped seven goals on the Dallas Stars Thursday, winning at home by four, but they were back to their non-scoring ways in a 2-1 overtime loss Saturday in the rematch. Even with the seven goals in the win, they are averaging just 2.4 goals per game across the past five.

The Blue Jackets saw G Joonas Korpisalo exit with a lower-body injury last time out as things go from bad to worse. Columbus has now dropped nine in a row, including seven in regulation. The Jackets were also swept in Detroit March 27-28, getting outscored 7-2.

Red Wings at Blue Jackets: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 8 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Red Wings +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Blue Jackets -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Red Wings +1.5 (-225) | Blue Jackets -1.5 (+180)
  • Over/Under: 5 (O: -135 | U: +110)

Red Wings at Blue Jackets: Projected starting goalies

Thomas Greiss (6-15-7, 2.95 GAA, .904 SV%) vs. Elvis Merzlikins (6-12-3, 2.94 GAA, .910 SV%, 1 SO)

Greiss has a poor W-L-T record overall, but he has deserved so much better. He has allowed three or fewer goals in each of his past three outings, and nine of his past 10 starts. He is 0-1-0 with a 2.34 GAA and .921 SV% in one start and one relief appearances vs. Columbus.

Merzlikins will man the crease as long as Korpisalo is on the shelf. The 27-year-old Latvian backstop hasn’t won in seven starts dating back to March 30 at the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is also 0-2-1 with a 2.72 GAA and .909 SV% in three starts against Detroit this season.

Special NHL Betting Promotion!

Bet $1 on either team’s money line, WIN $100 (in free bets) if either team scores a goal in the game. Betting offer available in CO, IA, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA and WV. Place your legal, online bets at BetMGM. New customer offer, terms and conditions apply. Bet now!

Special Red Wings Betting Promotion: Place any $1 bet on the Red Wings, GET $100 (in free bets). Place your legal, online bets at BetMGM. New Michigan customer offer, terms and conditions apply. Bet now!

Red Wings at Blue Jackets: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Red Wings 3, Blue Jackets 2

Money line (ML)

The RED WINGS (+120) are worth a roll of the dice as they’ve been playing much better than their counterparts lately. Starting with a stunning 5-1 road win at Tampa Bay as heavy dogs, Detroit has picked up at least one point in eight of the past 11, including five outright victories.

Play our new free daily Pick’em Challenge and win! Play now!

Against the spread (ATS)

The Red Wings (+1.5, -225) are a little too expensive for my liking at more than two times your potential return. They have cashed in six of the past eight on the puck line, but it will cost you. I’d prefer to just play them straight up.

Over/Under (O/U)

I am projecting the O/U line of 5 to be right on the number. If I had a lean, it would be to the Under, which is 20-7-2 in the past 29 meetings in this series. UNDER 5.5 (-160) on the alternate line might be a better option, albeit slightly more expensive.

Want some action on this one? Place a bet at BetMGM now. For more sports betting picks and tips, visit SportsbookWire.com. Please gamble responsibly.

Follow Joe Williams on Twitter. Follow SportsbookWire on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Gannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services. Newsrooms are independent of this relationship and there is no influence on news coverage. This information is for entertainment purposes only. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any content.

More Stories

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners odds, tips and betting trends | June 26

At Angel Stadium on Sunday, the Seattle Mariners (five consecutive wins) play the Los Angeles Angels at 4:07 PM ET.The Mariners are an underdog (+116 on the moneyline to win) when they visit the Angels (-137). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Los Angeles Angels looking to Noah Syndergaard (4-6), and Marco Gonzales (4-7) taking the ball for the Seattle Mariners.These clubs meet again after the Mariners' 5-3 victory over the Angels yesterday. Logan Gilbert (5.2 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 7 K) registered the win for the Mariners. Julio Rodriguez went 1-for-4...

Read the full article

From The Web Ads by Zergnet

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies odds, tips and betting trends | June 26

In the final game of a four-game set at PETCO Park, the Philadelphia Phillies (38-35) meet the San Diego Padres (45-29), Sunday at 4:10 PM ET.The Padres are favored at home (-159) against the Phillies (+136). The scheduled starters are Yu Darvish (7-3) for the San Diego Padres, and Kyle Gibson (4-3) for the Philadelphia Phillies.Yesterday, the Phillies claimed a 4-2 win over the Padres, with Zach Eflin (5.0 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 K) earning the win for the Phillies. J.T. Realmuto finished 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead the offensive showing. Blake...

Read the full article

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Detroit Tigers odds, tips and betting trends | June 26

The Detroit Tigers (28-43) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (32-41), who will be trying to halt a five-game losing skid, Sunday at 4:10 PM ET, at Chase Field.The Tigers are road underdogs (+134) versus the Diamondbacks (-158). Beau Brieske will get the nod for the Detroit Tigers, but there's been no pitching decision announced by the Arizona Diamondbacks yet.Yesterday, the Tigers claimed a 6-3 victory over the Diamondbacks, with Tyler Alexander (2.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K) registering the win for the Tigers. Kody Clemens finished 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the offensive...

Read the full article
More NHL Picks and Predictions