Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/10/2014
Tuesday, March 11, 4:00 PM on FDT+, FSOH
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
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In an early season matchup, the Columbus Blue Jackets visited the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 15 of 2013. The Red Wings were lifted by Henrik Zetterberg in the second period for the final goal of the game. Jonas Gustavsson then shut Columbus down for the rest of the game with 37 saves.
Gustavsson had been dealing with groin injuries for much of the previous season after being picked up by Detroit in free agency. At this point in the season, Gustavsson was making up for lost time with another fantastic performance. Jimmy Howard was out due to a sore hand and Gustavsson picked up the slack and helped Detroit hold onto the win.
Daniel Alfredsson started off the scoring for the Red Wings with a goal at the 5:05 mark of the first period. In the second, the Blue Jackets answered with an unassisted power play goal by Cam Atkinson. Later in the second, Henrik Zetterberg scored his sixth of the season with a power-play goal at the 11:14 mark. Gustavsson was able to lock it down from there.
Recent Betting Trends
Detroit is 17-15 on the road straight up
Detroit is 14-17-1 on the road against the over/under
Columbus is 18-13 straight up at home
Columbus is 17-14-2 at home against the over/under
Injuries to Watch
03/10/14 C Joakim Andersson Foot Out indefinitely
03/09/14 GO Jonas Gustavsson Groin Questionable
03/06/14 C Stephen Weiss Hernia Out indefinitely
03/05/14 C Pavel Datsyuk Knee Expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/04/14 RW Daniel Cleary Knee Expected to miss a week
03/04/14 C Darren Helm Concussion Out indefinitely
02/21/14 LW Henrik Zetterberg Back Out for regular season
11/27/13 RW Jared Boll Ankle Out 4 months
10/17/13 LW Cody Bass Thumb Out indefinitely
03/08/14 D Nikita Nikitin Concussion Questionable
03/06/14 D Ryan Murray Knee Expected to miss the rest of regular season
02/22/14 D Fedor Tyutin Ankle Expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/08/14 RW Jack Skille Abdominal Out indefinitely
Columbus is 3-2 at home over their last five meetings with Detroit. Over their last 10 games Columbus is 5-5 against Detroit but are 4-2 since last season.
The under is 5-5 over the last 10 matchups.
Detroit will be looking to rebound from a loss against the Rangers when they visit Columbus. The Red Wings are 5-5 over their last 10 games but have lost three of their last four. Columbus has been playing better lately and have won four of their last five games with the only loss coming against Chicago. The Blue Jackets are 6-4 over their last 10 and will try to keep to their winning ways when the Red Wings visit.
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