Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings - 3/27/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings - 3/27/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (10-20-4) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (13-13-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +149 / Columbus Blue Jackets -165 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 12 goals, Oliver Bjorkstrand has 16 assists and Seth Jones has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 71 goals on 703 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 31 goals on 351 shots.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 12 percent of their power play opportunities. Robby Fabbri leads Detroit with nine goals, Filip Hronek has 17 assists and Dylan Larkin has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 55 goals on 496 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 43 goals on 523 shots.

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The Blue Jackets are 7-21 in their last 28 Saturday games and 5-11 in their last 16 overall. The Red Wings are 17-36 in their last 53 Saturday games and 20-65 in their last 85 overall. The under is 4-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-2 in Red Wings last 6 overall. The Blue Jackets are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Detroit and 22-6 in the last 28 meetings. The favorite is 39-13 in the last 52 meetings.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been the better team this season and have downright owned the Red Wings over the years, but they're not consistent enough for me to lay big juice with on the road and they haven't had great success in the favorite role this season. The Detroit Red Wings have obvious issues to deal with and remain a joke offensively, but they have cashed some decent underdog tickets this season and it's not like the Blue Jackets are lighting the world on fire. I'll take a shot with the Red Wings and the big plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Red Wings +149

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