Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/31/19 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Pepsi Center)

COL -185 O:U 6

TV: DTV

The Winnipeg Jets go to Denver, Colorado to take on the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday. The Jets are coming off of three-game losing streak. The Jets lost to the Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues twice in the losing streak. The Jets were outscored in their losing streak 15-7.

The Winnipeg Jets are 21-15-5 on the season and are fourth in the Central Division. The Jets have two players that made the NHL All-Star Game roster selection, which was Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and Forward Mark Scheifele. 

The Avalanche are coming off of a back to back games, playing the Minnesota Wild on Friday before taking on the Stars on Saturday. The Avalanche lost both of their back to back games and going on a rare losing streak.

The Colorado Avalanche are second in the Central Division. A big reason why they are so good is that they outscore every team. Colorado Avalanche averages the most goals per game, which is 3.62 goals per game. Colorado is, of course, lead in goals, points, and assists by superstar Nathan MacKinnon, who has been on an absolute tear of the season. Nathan MacKinnon made the All-Star Game roster selection for the Colorado Avalanche, who leads the Colorado Avalanche in points.

Winnipeg is 20-19 ATS this season
The Jets are 1-4 in their last five vs. Central.
Colorado is 24-15 ATS this season
The Avalanche are 20-9 in their last 29 home games.

The Jets have really struggled against the Colorado Avalanche, as the Jets are 0-4 in the last four meetings. Not only have the Jets struggled in matchups against Colorado, but they are also 0-6 in the previous six meetings in Colorado. A win could get Winnipeg close to Colorado in the standings, and they have the defense to do so, but I think that now that Colorado has gotten some rest and are not playing back to back games, I believe that the Colorado Avalanche win this game. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche win 4-2.

Joshua’s Pick Colorado -185

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.