Betting on today’s Blue Jackets and Red Wings game? Catch the action at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI, as the Red Wings hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Eastern conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Red Wings being favored by -1.5 goals at home against the Blue Jackets.


The Pick: Detroit Red Wings -1.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 19th.


  • Our projections indicate that the Red Wings should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Red Wings on the moneyline
  • The Red Wings should also cover at -1.5

Are Columbus Ready for a Road Win?

As the 16th ranked team in the Eastern Conference, the Columbus Blue Jackets are 23-34-11 overall and 10-31 against Eastern Conference opponents. On the road, Columbus has gone 10-16-6 this season, and they have lost their last two road games. Over their last ten games, the Blue Jackets are 4-6, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games.

When playing as the underdog, Columbus has gone 19-32-10 this season, and they have been the underdog in 61 of their 68 games. Over their last three games, the Blue Jackets have gone 1-2, and they are 4-2-1 this season when favored. In the Metropolitan Division, Columbus is in 8th place with a record of 4-16.

On the road this season, the Blue Jackets have a puck line record of 19-13 and an average scoring margin of -0.8 goals per game. So far, Columbus has gone 36-25 against the puck line as the underdog, and they have dropped two straight games vs. the puck line on the road.

Overall, the Blue Jackets have 27 losses by more than one goal, and their puck line record for the season is 39-29. In their last ten games, Columbus has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line, and they are 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five games on the road.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Columbus is 6.5. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.5. The Blue Jackets come in with an over/under record of 32-33-3.

Across their three previous road games, Columbus has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Blue Jackets are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 24th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 19th in the league. The Blue Jackets went 8-11 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 14-22.

Columbus’ leading scorer is Boone Jenner. So far, he has 21 goals which is 79th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 11 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.2 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 14th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Daniil Tarasov has started 18 games this season. His current record stands at 7-9, and his save percentage is 0.564%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Red Wings?

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 19-11-5, and they have been favored in 23 of their 68 games. In the Eastern Conference, Detroit is in 9th place, and they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone just 2-8, and they have lost three straight games as the favorite.

Overall, Detroit has gone 34-28-6, and they have 74 points. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Red Wings have gone 18-19, and they have gone 10-10 in divisional games. On the year, Detroit has been the underdog in 45 of their games, and they have gone 20-23-2 in those matchups.

When favored, the Red Wings have gone 8-15 on the puck line, and they have an average scoring differential of .7 goals per game in their 23 games as the favorite. So far, Detroit has 20 wins by multiple goals and 20 losses by multiple goals.

Overall, the Red Wings have a puck line mark of 37-31, including a home puck line record of 20-15. In their last ten games at home, Detroit has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

This season, Detroit’s games have an average of 6.8 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.4. The Red Wings come in with an over/under performance of 38-30-0.

In their last three games away from home, the Blue Jackets have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

For their offensive performance, the Red Wings come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 7th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. This season, the Red Wings are 11-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 22-19 record.

Detroit’s current leading scorer is Dylan Larkin. This season, he has 26 goals, which puts him 36th in the NHL. Larkin also comes into the game with 28 assists.

Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.2 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 14th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Alex Lyon comes into the game having made 34 starts this season. So far, his record is 18-15 and he has a save percentage of 0.773%.