Avalanche vs. Jets - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (22-25-3) at Colorado Avalanche (27-23-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -150 / Winnipeg Jets +125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche meet late Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with 15 goals, Dustin Byfuglien has 15 assists and Drew Stafford has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 49 goals on 644 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 41 goals on 427 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Colorado Avalanche hope for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 23 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 24 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 86 goals on 1,044 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 29 goals on 374 shots. Varlamov has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Jets are 16-47 in their last 63 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-13 in their last 18 vs. Western Conference. The Avalanche are 16-6 in their last 22 vs. Central. The Jets are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Avalanche are not oly playing the better hockey here, but they're catching a struggling Jets team on the end of a back to back. I like the home team to get the job done here.