In the regular season of the National Hockey League Columbus Blue Jackets will host Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. The hosts have achieved that they can be counted among the leaders of the season. Will they continue their victorious actions?

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Detroit vs Columbus Score Prediction: 5-2

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Columbus Will Win Under 5.5 Game Totals
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Detroit Red Wings

Detroit is the outsider of this league, Red Wings lose to everyone. This season he scored the lowest number of points – 30. At the moment he is in the last, 16th place in the Eastern Standings. Jeff Blashill’s wards have the weakest lineup in the league, they’re disgustingly winning back on offense, but they can’t do anything on defense by conceding a huge number of pucks. In the last match they led by 3 goals against Buffalo Sabres, but in the third period they managed to give the initiative and allowed the opponent to level the score. In the end, of course, they won after a penalty series, but they were tritely lucky that their opponent played without the main goalkeeper.

Detroit also has 5 players left in the infirmary, exacerbating the team’s already dire straits. Red Wings plays the second game in 24 hours, when the opponent rested for 3 days. This factor is also not in favor for Detroit.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus with 67 points was positioned at the 6th position of the Eastern Conference. The unsuccessful Jackets series already makes 9 matches. Despite the fact that the team has 7 players in the infirmary, the coaches found a way to solve the problem so that Columbus stays afloat. The upcoming match will be played against the team from the bottom of the western conference. Jackets just has to pick up his points.

Jackets did not start the regular championship quite well, but in the last 2 months they have gained an excellent shape and now claim to get to the playoffs. To date, they have been based on the 6th place in the Eastern Conference standings and have earned 67 points. In 9 extreme confrontations Columbus suffered only one defeat, and then after extra time. He lost to Buffalo Sabres on the road (1-2).

It should be noted that Tortorella’s wards have a weak realization of moments, so their whole game is built from defense, all the emphasis is on the goalkeeper’s line. They prefer to play second number and act on counterattacks, this tactic is very efficient.

Betting Tips Statistic

  • Until last tour, Detroit had a series of 9 defeats.
  • Blue Jackets won the previous two face-to-face matches (5:4 & 5:3).
  • In the last four games, Columbus scored Detroit no less than four pucks.

Injuries reports

  • Detroit Red Wings: Frans Nielsen, Mike Green, Anthony Mantha
  • Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Murray, Alexander Wennberg, Josh Anderson, Joonas Korpisalo, Alexandre Texier

Red Wings vs Blue Jackets Prediction

In the Eastern Conference there is now a fierce struggle for the cup stage. Columbus is in an incredible shape, as evidenced by its extreme results. We do not think that he will miss the opportunity to earn easy points against the league outsider. Also do not forget that Detroit had a difficult match against Buffalo Sabres, in which they spent a lot of effort. Red Wings have never been famous for good physical preparation, so they are unlikely to be able to withstand such loads. In addition, they will have a non-maintained goalkeeper on their gates.

Red Wings can’t win nine games in a row. And on the whole now look noticeably weaker than all the NHL teams. The last place in the overall table with an unimaginable for the League gap of 15 points confirms it. In the last standoffs, the winner was Columbus. We do not see any reasonable cause for the Jackets not to lose in today’s game.

Our prediction is the victory of Blue Jackets!

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