In a game that features two teams riding winning streaks, the Colorado Avalanche and the Winnipeg Jets face off at Bell MTS Place. The match gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, and you’ll be able to see this divisional matchup live on Altitude Sports & Entertainment.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds
Winnipeg comes into the matchup as the favorite with a -125 moneyline. The line for Colorado now stands at +105, and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -115 money on the over and -105 for the under.
Netting 2.4 units for moneyline bettors, the Jets are 10-8 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Central Division so far this season, isn’t too far off from to what the team produced during the 2018-19 season (47-35). 11 of its 18 outings have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. The team’s 5-5 SU at home this season.
Winnipeg’s converted on 17.2 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 29th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 72.2 percent of all penalties.
As a collective unit, Winnipeg has been penalized just 2.1 times per game overall this season, 2.4 per game over its past five matchups total, and 2.6 per game over its last five home outings. The team’s had to defend opponent power plays for just 4.7 minutes per game over its last 10 matchups, in total.
Averaging 30.8 saves per game with a .933 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (8-6-1) has been the principal option in goal for the Jets this season. If head coach Paul Maurice chooses to give him the night off, however, the team could roll with Laurent Brossoit (2-3-3 record, .858 save percentage, 4.12 goals against average).
The Jets will continue seeking offensive production via Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine. Scheifele (17 points) has tallied seven goals and 10 assists and has recorded two or more points four times this year. Laine has four goals and 11 assists to his name and has notched a point in nine games.
Colorado has earned 3.1 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 10-7 straight up (SU). Through 17 regular season matches, nine of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under the total and just two have pushed. As an away team, Colorado is 4-4 SU so far.
Colorado has converted on 19.7 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 22nd overall and it’s successfully defended 79.3 percent of all penalties.
Colorado’s skaters have been penalized 4.3 times per game in total this season, and 5.4 per game over their last five on the road. The team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays 13.0 minutes per contest over their last five road games.
Philipp Grubauer (.915 save percentage and 2.80 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Colorado. Grubauer is averaging 30.5 saves per game and has six wins, five losses, and two overtime losses to his credit.
Leading the offensive firepower for the visiting Avalanche will be Nathan MacKinnon, who has nine goals and 13 assists this year.
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets Betting Predictions
NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Avalanche, O/U – Over
- The under has hit in four of Winnipeg’s last five outings.
- After averaging 32.7 shot attempts as a team last season (the ninth-most in the league), Colorado’s attempted 33.2 shots per contest overall this season, and 30.4 in its last five road outings.
- 30.0 percent of Winnipeg’s wins have come by two or more goals (the team is 3-6 overall in such games) while 80.0 percent of Colorado’s wins have come by two goals or more (8-4 overall in games decided by at least two goals).
- The Jets this season have recorded the seventh-most hits per game in the NHL (24.6).