Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 19

Oct 4, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Lucas Raymond (23) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG Paints Arena.
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We have your Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Columbus Blue Jackets hit the road to face the Detroit Red Wings.

The Detroit Red Wings (34-28-6) are set to host the Columbus Blue Jackets (23-34-11) in a clash of division rivals. With both teams looking to improve their standings late in the season, this matchup promises to be a battle of wills on the ice.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings Odds Info

Moneyline: Columbus Blue Jackets +145 (PointsBet) / Detroit Red Wings -170 (Bet365)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Columbus Blue Jackets -160 (PointsBet) / Detroit Red Wings +145 (BetMGM)

Total: 6.5 – +102 (DraftKings) / -120 (Bet365)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 19

Time: 06:00 PM

Location: Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI


Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 10 wins and 22 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 19 wins and 42 losses.
  • This season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have hit 34 overs and 34 unders.

Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 19 wins and 16 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 13 wins and 9 losses.
  • This season, the Detroit Red Wings have hit 38 overs and 30 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings have faced off a total of five times, with the Red Wings dominating the win column by securing four victories to the Blue Jackets’ one. The visiting team has proven to be more successful in these matchups, claiming victory in four out of the five games. When it comes to betting statistics, the Red Wings have also edged out the Blue Jackets, covering the spread in three of the encounters, while the Blue Jackets have done so twice. In terms of the over/under bets, the games have tended to be high-scoring affairs, with the total score going over the set line three times and under twice. Key statistics from these games show that the Red Wings have been the favorite team in most matchups, as indicated by their lower moneyline odds. The games have been competitive, with both teams showing offensive capabilities, as reflected in the total scores and the number of times the over has hit.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on November 11, 2023, and was a closely contested battle that ended with the Detroit Red Wings edging out the Columbus Blue Jackets with a final score of 5-4. The Red Wings, who were the home team and favorites with a closing moneyline of -160, managed to secure the win but did not cover the spread of -1.5, as the game ended with a one-goal difference. The Blue Jackets, despite being the underdogs with a closing moneyline of 131, were able to cover the spread. The game was an offensive showcase, with the total score amounting to 9 goals, which meant that the game went over the closing over/under line of 6.5. Key individual performances included Lucas Raymond and Robby Fabbri scoring early goals for the Red Wings, while Alexandre Texier and Adam Fantilli responded for the Blue Jackets. The game’s pace and scoring were consistent throughout, with both teams contributing to the high total score.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings Predictions

The Red Wings, currently on a one-game losing streak, are aiming to bounce back and solidify their position just outside the playoff picture. With a home record of 19-11-5, they have demonstrated a strong ability to defend their turf at Little Caesars Arena. The team’s offense has been led by Lucas Raymond, who tops the charts with 57 points, and captain Dylan Larkin, who has netted 26 goals this season. However, Detroit’s defense has shown some vulnerability, allowing four or more goals in several recent losses, which they’ll need to tighten up against Columbus.

The Blue Jackets, sitting at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, are on a quest to salvage pride in their remaining games. Despite their struggles, Columbus has seen bright spots in the performances of Johnny Gaudreau, who leads the team with 50 points, and Boone Jenner, their top goal scorer with 21 goals. The Blue Jackets will be looking to exploit any defensive lapses by the Red Wings and will rely heavily on their top producers to make an impact on the scoreboard.

This game could come down to key player matchups and special teams performance. Both teams have players capable of turning the game on its head, and it will be interesting to see how Detroit’s defense handles the offensive threat posed by Gaudreau and Jenner. On the flip side, the Blue Jackets will need to find a way to contain Raymond and Larkin if they hope to come away with a win. With the Red Wings favored to win, the Blue Jackets will have to overcome the odds to steal a victory on the road.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings Pick

The Detroit Red Wings come into this matchup as the favorites, and for good reason. Despite a recent loss, their home record is strong, and they have consistently demonstrated the ability to bounce back after setbacks. With offensive leaders like Lucas Raymond and Dylan Larkin, the Red Wings have the firepower to overcome the Blue Jackets’ defense. Additionally, the historical head-to-head record favors Detroit, as they have won four out of the last five meetings against Columbus. The Red Wings’ ability to perform well at home, combined with their tendency to cover the spread against the Blue Jackets, makes them a solid pick for the moneyline bet.

Furthermore, the Blue Jackets are at the bottom of their division and have struggled on the road this season. While they have offensive talents like Johnny Gaudreau, the Red Wings’ overall team performance and the urgency to secure a playoff spot will likely propel them to victory. Considering the trends and the stakes involved, Detroit’s moneyline bet offers a promising return, especially given their historical dominance in this matchup and the competitive edge they’ve shown in recent home games.

The Pick: Detroit Red Wings -170. (Bet365)

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Dmitri Voronkov Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -175 +135 2.2 2.28

Detroit Red Wings

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Shayne Gostisbehere Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -150 +120 1.9 2.25