Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Betting Tips and Predictions

by | Apr 8, 2022

Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings Betting Picks & Predictions

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings — the former coming off a defeat, the latter a win — will meet on Saturday at 7:00 PM ET, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Red Wings are underdogs despite being the hosts, at +105, and the Blue Jackets are -126. Find more below on the Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings Betting Line

Blue Jackets vs Red Wings Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Blue Jackets -126 Red Wings +105

Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Computer Predictions for Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings

Computer picks for Blue Jackets vs Red Wings
Over/Under Score Prediction
Over (5.5) Red Wings 4 Blue Jackets 3

Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings Betting Trends

  • Columbus has won 11 of its 13 games as a favorite this season.
  • The Blue Jackets have won nine of the 11 games they have played with moneyline odds shorter than -126.
  • There is a 55.8% chance that Columbus wins this game, per the moneyline.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets Leaders

  • A top contributor this season for Columbus, Patrik Laine has scored 52 points in 53 games (25 goals and 27 assists).
  • Jakub Voracek has 51 points (0.7 per game), scoring five goals and adding 46 assists.
  • Oliver Bjorkstrand’s 50 points this season have come via 24 goals and 26 assists.
  • Elvis Merzlikins (23-19-6) has a 3.4 goals against average and a .904 save percentage (32nd in the league).
  • Columbus Blue Jackets Season Stats

  • The Blue Jackets are ranked 12th in the league with 226 goals this season, an average of 3.1 per contest.
  • The Blue Jackets are ranked 31st in total goals against, allowing 3.7 goals per game (267 total) in league play.
  • They’re ranked 24th in the league with a -41 goal differential .
  • The Blue Jackets’ 33 power-play goals this season (ranked 27th in the NHL) have come on 187 power-play chances.
  • The Blue Jackets’ 17.6% power-play conversion rate this season ranks 25th in the NHL.
  • The Blue Jackets have scored a total of seven shorthanded goals this season.
  • The Blue Jackets rank 16th in the NHL in penalty-kill success rate at 79.0%.
  • The Blue Jackets’ players win 48.4% of their faceoffs to rank 22nd in the NHL.
  • The Blue Jackets convert 10.5% of their shots, ranking eighth in the NHL.
  • The Blue Jackets average 19.4 hits and 13.2 blocked shots per game.
  • Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • The Red Wings have secured an upset victory in 15, or 27.8%, of the 54 games they have played while the underdog this season.
  • Detroit is 11-36 when bookmakers have made them underdogs of +105 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Red Wings have a 48.8% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
  • Detroit Red Wings Leaders

  • Dylan Larkin’s 30 goals and 37 assists in 66 matchups give him 67 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
  • Tyler Bertuzzi has made a major impact for Detroit this season with 54 points, thanks to 26 goals and 28 assists.
  • Detroit’s Lucas Raymond has 53 points, courtesy of 22 goals (third on team) and 31 assists (third).
  • Alex Nedeljkovic has an 18-21-8 record this season, with a .901 save percentage (40th in the league). In 52 games, he has 1426 saves, and has conceded 157 goals (3.3 goals against average).
  • Detroit Red Wings Season Stats

  • The Red Wings have scored 202 goals this season (2.8 per game) to rank 22nd in the NHL.
  • The Red Wings have conceded 270 total goals (3.8 per game) to rank 32nd.
  • Their 30th-ranked goal differential is -68.
  • The Red Wings have scored 35 power-play goals this season, which ranks 24th in the NHL (on 203 power-play chances).
  • The Red Wings’ power-play conversion rate (17.2%) ranks 26th in the league.
  • The Red Wings have scored four shorthanded goals this season (21st among NHL teams).
  • The Red Wings’ 31st-ranked penalty kill rate is 73.5%.
  • The Red Wings have the 17th-ranked faceoff win percentage in the NHL (49.9%).
  • The Red Wings are shooting 9.6% (15th in the league).
  • The Red Wings have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 18.5 hits and 13.5 blocked shots per game.
  • Blue Jackets and Red Wings Injury Report

    Blue Jackets: Nathan Gerbe: Out (Hip), Boone Jenner: Out (Lower Back), Joonas Korpisalo: Out For Season (Hip), Daniil Tarasov: Out For Season (Hip), Yegor Chinakhov: Day To Day (Upper-body), Alexandre Texier: Out (Finger)

    Red Wings: Givani Smith: Out (Undisclosed), Robby Fabbri: Out For Season (Knee), Carter Rowney: Out (Undisclosed), Mitchell Stephens: Out (Lower Body)

    Betting Tips for Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings

    After looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup, our best bet is Red Wings on the moneyline at 105 and Red Wings (+) against the spread. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 5.5 goals.

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