Detroit Red Wings (17-25-8) at Columbus Blue Jackets (15-25-10)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -143 / Detroit Red Wings +120 --- 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 four of their last five games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 10.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with 11 goals, Filip Hronek has 21 assists and Dylan Larkin has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 77 goals on 804 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 60 goals on 683 shots.
The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Oliver Bjorkstrand leads Columbus with 15 goals, Jack Roslovic has 20 assists and Cam Atkinson has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 96 goals on 904 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 61 goals on 681 shots.
The Red Wings are 9-47 in their last 56 road games and 31-86 in their last 117 overall. The Blue Jackets are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 15-38 in their last 53 overall. The under is 5-1 in Red Wings last 6 overall. The over is 8-1-1 in Blue Jackets last 10 overall. The Red Wings are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Columbus and 8-22 in the last 30 meetings. The favorite is 39-15 in the last 54 meetings. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams, as they're losers on the season and seem to be counting the days until the offseason. The Detroit Red Wings have been horrible on the road dating back to last season and can't take advantage of losing teams. However, the Columbus Blue Jackets have lost nine straight games and they get torched time and time again on the defensive side. The Red Wings have also won three of the five meetings against the Blue Jackets this season. Give me the Red Wings and the plus money.