The Colorado Avalanche (18-9-2) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (17-9-2) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Colorado Avalanche vs Winnipeg Jets
The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win
In their 29 games, the Avalanche have a 18-9-2 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 11-4-0 record, and their record on the road is 7-5-2. In the Western Central division, they are currently 1st, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 3rd. Colorado heads into the game with 14 wins by more than one goal, and lost seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 14-15.
In their most recent game, the Avalanche faced the Sabres and came out victorious with a score of 5-1. After scoring three goals in the first period, the Avalanche found the net two times in the 3rd period against the Sabres. Of Colorado’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 29 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
Colorado secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Jets have an overall record of 17-9-2. Currently, they are 8-5-1 at home and carry a two game home win streak into the game. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Western Central division and 6th in the Western conference. Winnipeg’s average scoring margin this season is +.6 leading to an overall puck line record of 17-11. Their scoring margin at home is +.4 and +.9 on the road.
The Jets most recently took on the Kings and secured a win with a score of 5-2. During the first period, the Jets started slow, but they turned things around by scoring three times in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Winnipeg managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 29 shots on goal and committed 0 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, Winnipeg managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game which is 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Avalanche offense is 12th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.
This season, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 15-12-2. Throughout the season, they have played 15 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.7 per game.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Jets are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. This season, the Jets are 8-7 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 9-2 record.
The Jets’ over/under record this season is 11-14-3. For the season, they have had 13 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Colorado Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Avalanche head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Colorado. So far, they are 22nd in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Winnipeg defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against Winnipeg. They alsso are 23rd in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Avalanche vs Jets Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Avalanche offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Colorado posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 2-8 ATS.
- In their last ten games at home, the Jets have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- The Jets have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
- As the betting favorite, the Avalanche have an puck line mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Colorado posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Jets to defeat the Avalanche while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +107, I’m placing a wager on the Jets to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Jets winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Jets straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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