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Winnipeg Jets vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction 4-21-24 Picks

Colorado Avalanche (50-25-7) vs. Winnipeg Jets (52-24-6)
April 21, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -110 / Colorado Avalanche -110; Over/Under: +5.5
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In this article we will formulate a Jets vs Avalanche prediction for this NHL game on Sunday, April 21st at the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game one in this series. 

Jets Preview

The Winnipeg Jets are 52-24-6 this season and they have won eight games in a row. The Jets finished second in the Central division and were only three points behind Dallas for first. Winnipeg finished the regular season by defeating Vancouver, Seattle, Colorado, Dallas, Nashville, Minnesota, Calgary, and LA. The Jets are scoring 3.16 goals per game and they are allowing 2.42 goals against per game, while going 18.8% on the power play and 77.1% on the penalty kill. Mark Scheifele has led Winnipeg with 25 goals, 47 assists, and 154 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck, who is 37-19-4 this year with a 2.39 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. 

Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche are 50-25-7 this year and they have lost seven of their last 11 games. Colorado finished third in the Central division, just three points behind Winnipeg for second. The Avalanche did not play very well over the last few weeks of the regular season, losing to Vegas, Winnipeg, Dallas, Edmonton, Columbus, Montreal, and the Rangers over the last few weeks. Colorado did end the regular season on a high note, defeating Edmonton by a score of 5-1. The Avalanche are scoring 3.68 goals per game and they are allowing 3.07 goals against per game, while going 24.5% on the power play and 79.9% on the penalty kill. Nathan MacKinnon has led Colorado with 51 goals, 89 assists, and 405 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Colorado is Alexandar Georgiev, who is 38-18-5 this year with a 3.02 goals against average and an .897 save percentage. 

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have won each of their last eight games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Jets’ last five games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in seven of the Jets’ last eight games.
  • The Jets have won the third period in each of their last four night games at Canada Life Centre.

Colorado Avalanche Team Facts

  • The Avalanche have won five of their last six games as underdogs following a home win.
  • The Avalanche have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last five games following a win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in each of the Avalanche’s last seven games.
  • The Avalanche have lost the third period in six of their last seven games as underdogs.

Jets vs Avalanche Prediction

Winnipeg comes into this postseason playing very well and they have won eight games in a row, while Colorado has struggled over the last three weeks. These two teams battled for second in the Central, but Winnipeg defeated the Avalanche by seven goals on April 13th to pull away. Winnipeg won all three meetings with Colorado this season by scores of 4-2, 6-2, and 7-0, so they will be full of confidence in this game. The Jets are 27-11-3 at home, while Colorado is only 19-16-6 on the road this year. The Avalanche play their best hockey at home, but I don’t like them on the road. Take Winnipeg to win game one. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Jets ML

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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