Friday's NHL Prediction

2011 NHL Picks and Predictions Blue Jackets Red Wings

COLUMBUS, OH (TheSpread) – The Columbus Blue Jackets look to get out of the cellar of the Central Division on Friday when they take on the Detroit Red Wings. Here is a look at my pick for this game.

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Columbus is 20-20-3 on the season and 11-10-1 at home. The Blue Jackets have scored 110 goals and allowed 134. Columbus has won 3 of its last 10 games.

Detroit is 27-11-5 on the season and 14-6-1 on the road. The Wings have scored 149 goals and given up 123. Detroit has won 6 of its last 10 games.

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have given Detroit betting odds of -127 for tonight’s game while Columbus has been given odds of +117. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 5.5. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7PM ET (View Matchup)

Detroit has won 47 of the last 63 meetings with Columbus and 20 of the last 29 games in Columbus. The Red Wings are 5-1 in their last 6 road games while Columbus is 3-15 in their last 18 games against the Western Conference. My pick is with Detroit as they should be able to outclass the Blue Jackets.

NHL FREE PICK: DETROIT RED WINGS -127

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