Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings Free Preview

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Little Caesars Arena will be hosting an Eastern Conference showdown as the Detroit Red Wings take on the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. The match gets started at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 11, and it can be viewed live on Fox Sports Detroit.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings Odds

Columbus is 9-7 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.7 units this season. Through 16 regular season contests, nine of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and none have pushed. The Jackets are 4-4 SU as the road team in 2017-18. Columbus has converted on just 10.2 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked 18th in the league, and it has successfully killed off 80.0 percent of its penalties. The Jackets, as a collective unit, have been sent to the penalty box just 3.3 times per game in the 2017-18 season, and 4.0 per game over its last five games. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 7.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. With a .921 save percentage and 28.3 saves per game, Sergei Bobrovsky (8-4-1) has been the primary option in goal for Columbus this season. If Columbus chooses to rest him, however, the team might turn to Joonas Korpisalo (1-3), who has a .896 save percentage and 3.27 goals against average this year. Seth Jones and Artemi Panarin will both look to continue their strong seasons for the visiting Blue Jackets. Jones has 12 points via three goals and nine assists, and has recorded two or more points three times. Panarin has two goals and 10 assists to his creditand has registered a point in eight games. On the other side of the ice, Detroit is 8-9 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.6 units for moneyline bettors this season. Nine of its matches have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and none have pushed. The team is 2-3 SU at home this year. The Red Wings have converted on just 18.9 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked sixth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 84.1 percent of all penalties. Red Wings players have been whistled for penalties 4.4 times per game in total this season, and 2.6 per game over their past five contests. The team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 8.4 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Jimmy Howard has stopped 29.8 shots per game as the primary selection in goal for the Red Wings. Howard has six wins and six losses to his name and has registered a 2.48 goals against average and a .927 save percentage this year. Anthony Mantha (eight goals, eight assists) will pace the attack for Detroit.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions

Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jackets, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Columbus is 1-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Detroit is 2-0 in shootouts.
  • The under has hit in three of Detroit’s last five outings.
  • Over Columbus’ last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).