Thursday NHL Free Pick
(The Spread) – The Detroit Red Wings have seemingly gotten their issues ironed out and they’re the focus of our free pick tonight.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Red Wings –129 on the money line against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are +119. The over/under total for this game is currently 5.5 goals.
The Red Wings come into Thursday night’s game with a 42-20-5-3 record overall and are 23-9-2-2 on the road. They’re averaging 3.23 goals for and 2.83 goals against, while the over is 36-34 in all of their games according to latest NHL trends.
The Blue Jackets enter tonight’s contest with a 32-27-4-6 record overall and a 16-14-1-3 mark at home. They’re averaging 2.70 goals a game and 2.94 goals against, while the under is 35-31 in all of their games this season.
NHL Free Pick: After losing four games in a row, the Wings have rattled off three straight victories and are once again looking strong as ever. Pavel Datsyuk has recorded 16 points in his lat 16 contests and Henrik Zetterberg has gotten into a groove as well by scoring twice against the Caps on Wednesday. The Wings are 48-17-1 in their last 66 meetings and 6-2 in their last eight trips to Columbus. The Blue Jackets may have a winning record but this team has really struggled this month, winning just one game in their last eight contests. Take the Wings and lay the juice.
THURSDAY NHL HOCKEY FREE PICK: DETROIT RED WINGS –129