The Winnipeg Jets (14-8-2) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (16-7-2) on Thursday, December 7th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ALT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Winnipeg Jets vs Colorado Avalanche
The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win
Currently, the Jets hold an overall record of 14-8-2 for the season. On the road, Winnipeg has a 6-3-1 record, while they are 8-5-1 at their home venue. In the Western Central division, they are currently 3rd, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 6th. Winnipeg comes in with 10 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 14-10.
In their previous game, the Jets hosted the Hurricanes and game away with a 2-1 win. Offensively, the Jets registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. In the game, Winnipeg managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 22 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Winnipeg came away with a victory against the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win
Through 25 games, the Avalanche have achieved an overall record of 16-7-2. When on the road, Colorado holds a 7-5-2 record, while they are 9-2-0 when playing at home. Their current record places them 1st in the Western Central division and 2nd in the Western conference. Colorado heads into the game with 13 wins by more than one goal, and lost five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 13-12.
The Avalanche recently hosted the Ducks and emerged victorious with a 3-2 win. Against the Ducks, the Avalanche’s offense scored in all three periods. In the game, Colorado managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 30 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.
Colorado couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Jets have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 18th in the league. In terms of the Jets’ offense during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 12th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 10-13-1. Throughout the season, they have played 12 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Avalanche come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 4th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 9th position in the league. This season, the Avalanche have a 9-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 5-4 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Avalanche’s is 13-11-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 13 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Defensively, the Jets come into the season ranked 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 28.3 shots per game against Winnipeg. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Colorado Team Defense
Colorado defense takes on the Jets ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Colorado. They alsso are 17th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Jets vs Avalanche Trends
- Across the Jets last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
- Through their last ten home games, Colorado has an puck line record of just 2-8. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Avalanche have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Jets have an puck line record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 5-0.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Avalanche to pick up on a win over the Jets at home. With the moneyline sitting at -160, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Avalanche straight-up.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Jets to cover. Even if the Avalanche secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Jets should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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