Blue Jackets vs Red Wings Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/16
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- Oct 16, 2023, 4:23:15 AM
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NHL Predictions: Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Get ready for an exciting NHL matchup as the Detroit Red Wings take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both teams are coming off impressive wins, and the game promises to be a high-scoring affair. Join us as we break down this clash and provide expert insights and betting odds.
The game is set for October 16, 2023, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, with a 4:00 PM start time. The betting line favors the Red Wings at -125, with an over/under of 6.5 goals.
Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings have shown their scoring prowess, averaging an impressive 4.50 goals per game. Alex DeBrincat leads the team in points with 4, including 3 goals and 1 assist. The Red Wings have displayed offensive firepower, and they'll aim to continue their scoring spree against the Blue Jackets.
Defensively, the Red Wings have allowed an average of 4.00 goals per game. Goaltender Ville Husso will need to step up and improve their defensive performance to secure a win for Detroit.
The Red Wings have Robby Fabbri listed as day-to-day due to an undisclosed injury.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off a strong offensive display, scoring 5 goals in their previous game. Boone Jenner leads the team with 3 goals, including a hat trick in their win over the New York Rangers. The Blue Jackets have the potential to put up goals on the scoreboard.
Defensively, the Blue Jackets have allowed an average of 3.50 goals per game. Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins has been impressive with a 1.23 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage.
Zach Werenski: out (quad), Elvis Merzlikins: day to day (illness), Jordan Dumais: out (undisclosed), Daniil Tarasov: out (undisclosed), Yegor Chinakhov: out (undisclosed).
This game has all the makings of a high-scoring affair. Both teams have displayed offensive firepower in their recent games, and with an over/under set at 6.5 goals, betting on the over is the best choice. Expect a thrilling matchup with plenty of goals from both sides, making the over 6.5 goals the most appealing bet for this game.
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Pick: Over 6.5 Goals