Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21 Photo by Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (7-14-3) at Columbus Blue Jackets (8-10-5)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)

The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -184 / Detroit Red Wings +167 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nationwide Arena.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 8.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Bobby Ryan leads Detroit with six goals, Filip Hronek has 10 assists and Dylan Larkin has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 69.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 44 goals on 373 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 27 goals on 330 shots.

The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with nine goals, Seth Jones has 11 assists and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 73.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 51 goals on 482 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 12 goals on 127 shots.

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The Red Wings are 12-46 in their last 58 road games and 17-58 in their last 75 overall. The Blue Jackets are 0-8 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 Tuesday games. The over is 3-1-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 Tuesday games. The Red Wings are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Columbus and 6-21 in the last 27 meetings.

The Detroit Red Wings aren't a team you should be looking to back, as they're piling up the losses and are horrible on the offensive side. However, the Columbus Blue Jackets have done nothing over the last week or so to make them deserving of prices like this. The Blue Jackets are getting worse defensively and they just lost to the Red Wings in overtime back in mid January. If forced to pick this contest, give me the Red Wings and the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Red Wings +167

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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