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Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets - 2/20/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche
Date & Time Wednesday February 20, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO
The Line
Colorado Avalanche +106 / Winnipeg Jets -132
TV Channel
Altitude, Sportsnet
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The Winnipeg Jets and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night.

The Winnipeg Jets will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa last time out. Ottawa took the lead just 1:38 into the game before Brandon Tanev tied the game just 1:18 later and Tyler Myers gave the Jets a 2-1 lead just 2:37 later, a lead that the Jets would carry into the 2nd period. Ottawa would score the lone goal of the 2nd period to tie the game at two and the Sens struck again in the opening minute of the 3rd to take a 3-2.lead. Myers would score his 2nd of the game to make it 3-3 and send the game to OT where the Jets fell just short as Ottawa scored with 1:16 to go to send the Jets back with just a single point. Laurent Brossoit took the loss, falling to 10-3-2 after allowing all 4 goals on 41 shots faced in regulation and overtime.

The Colorado Avalanche will look to build on a 3-0 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights at home in their last outing. Tyson Jost opened the scoring with the lone goal of the opening period before Andrew Agozzino doubled the advantage with the only goal of the middle frame. Matt Calvert made it 3-0 with a goal in the 3rd period as the Avs would hold on to secure the victory and the shutout at the final horn. Semyon Varlamov got the win to improve to 15-15-8 after stopping all 40 shots faced for the win and his 2nd shutout of the season.

Winnipeg is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 38-15 in their last 53 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 3-1-2 in their last 6 games against the Western Conference. Colorado is 6-20 in their last 26 games overall and 0-9 in their last 9 games following a win while the under is 14-5 in their last 19 division games. Winnipeg is 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Colorado and the home team is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams.

Winnipeg hasn’t had much success at the Pepsi Center recently, and the home team has had the bulk of the success between the two, so Colorado could be a logical pick. However, Winnipeg is still the much better team here, and the fact that we are getting a low price to go against an Avalanche team that’s struggled more often than not lately is too good to pass on. I’ll side with Winnipeg to get back in the win column with the low line in this one.

Pick:
Winnipeg Jets -132

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