Can the Incredible Colorado Avalanche Offense Carry the Team to a Win?
The Colorado Avalanche will head to the Canada Life Centre to take on the Winnipeg Jets in a Central Divisional matchup. The Avalanche are atop the Central Division (49-14-6, 104 points) this season, while the Jets are sixth in the Central Division (33-27-10, 76 points) so far. This will be the third of four games against each other as they will also play here on April 24, but Colorado won the first two games, including a 6-3 home win back on February 25.
Both teams would love to pick up a divisional victory here, as this will be a great sign heading into the playoffs. Let’s take a deeper dive into the Colorado Avalanche and the Winnipeg Jets to figure out which side of this game to wager on.
Can the Colorado Avalanche Survive Their Injuries as They Take on the Winnipeg Jets?
Center Nazem Kadri is dealing with an upper body injury could be healthy enough to this game as he is tied for 43rd in the sport in goals, seventh in all of hockey in assists, and eighth in the league in points as he has recorded 83 points (26 goals, 57 assists) while adding seven points in his last four games. Offensively, Colorado is averaging 3.75 goals on 35.4 shots per game. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper has been playing very well inside of the net as he is 32-9-3 with 2.37 goals allowed per game and a .925 save percentage. On the defensive side of the ice, the Avalanche are giving up 2.73 goals on 31.6 shot attempts thus far.
Winnipeg is doing pretty well offensively as they are scoring 3.03 goals on 32.4 shot attempts up to this point. Left winger Kyle Connor has been doing extremely well as he is leading the team. He is currently fifth in the league in goals and tied for ninth in the sport in points as he has posted 82 points (41 goals, 41 assists) while adding nine points in his previous five games played. The Jets could improve on the defensive end a bit as they are allowing 3.04 goals on 32.9 shots right now.
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets Betting Prediction
The defense is going to be the biggest difference, and the Colorado Avalanche seem to have the advantage as they are allowing 2.2 goals per game in their previous five games while the Winnipeg Jets are giving up four goals per game in their last three games played. Even if Kadri is forced to miss this game, Colorado has been able to score well enough that they should be able to win here against a weaker defensive team. All in all, go with the Colorado Avalanche to cover the puck line on the road here and continue to be one of the most feared franchises this season.
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