Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/11/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (7-7-1) at Colorado Avalanche (5-7-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -125 / Winnipeg Jets +101 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche square off Friday night in a NHL matchup at the Pepsi Center.
The Winnipeg Jets look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 11 goals, Mark Scheifele has nine assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 23 goals on 241 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 19 goals on 183 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have scored 13 goals in their last three games.
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The Colorado Avalanche could use a feel good win after losing six of their last eight games. The Avalanche are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with six goals, Gabriel Landeskog has three assists and Joe Colborne has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 28 goals on 236 shots faced and Calvin Pickard has allowed nine goals on 117 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed four or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Jets are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 19-48 in their last 67 games playing on 0 days rest. The Avalanche are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 27-13 in their last 40 Friday games. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche could use a win to kind of stop the bleeding and have a pretty good chance here against an inconsistent Jets team that played late Thursday night. Colorado is a better team than what its shown up to this point and should be able to show that against a subpar Winnipeg team. The home team has controlled the series between the Jets and the Avalanche, and I like that trend to continue here.