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Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings 10/19/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Game Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date & Time Tuesday October 19, 2021, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Little Caesars Arena Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, USA
Latest odds
DET -120 ; O/U 5.5
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The Columbus Blue Jackets look to stay perfect on the season on Tuesday night. Columbus has won both of their first two games at home this season and now travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings. The Blue Jackets won in overtime in their last game beating Seattle 2-1. Patrik Lane and Eric Robinson were the goal scorers in that game. 

Elvis Merzlikins makes his third start in the net for the Blue Jackets. Merzlikins carries a 1.48 goals against average with a .948 save percentage. The Blue Jackets are led by winger Oliver Bjorkstrand who has 2 goals and 2 assists on the year. Columbus ranks 1st in the NHL with a 5 goals per game average. 

The Detroit Red Wings are 1-0-1 heading into Tuesdays game. The Red Wings beat Vancouver at home 3-1 in their last game on Saturday. Robby Fabbri led the team with 4 shots and 1 goal scored. This will be the Red Wings third straight home game. Detroit lost to Columbus 5-4 in their last meeting last season. 

Alex Nedeljkovic will make his 2nd start for the Red Wings in the goal. Nedeljkovic carries a 6.67 goals against average with a .854 save percentage and a 0-0-1 record. The Red Wings rank 5th in the NHL with a 4.5 goals scored per game average. 

Recent Betting Trends

  • Blue Jackets are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit.
  • Blue Jackets are 24-9 in the last 33 meetings.
  • Red Wings are 13 -38 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Red Wings are 7-21 in their last 28 games following a win.

Free NHL Pick:

Columbus Blue Jackets +100

The Columbus Blue Jackets show value even on the road in this game. Alex Nedeljkovic allowed 7 goals in his first start with the Red Wings and cannot be trusted until he shows a better performance. Columbus is a high powered offensive team that will be to much for Detroit to keep pace with. 

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