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Winnipeg Jets vs. Colorado Avalanche - 2/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets
Date & Time Thursday February 14, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Line
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +155 / Winnipeg Jets -190 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Alti, TSN3
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NHL | Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets
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The Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.

The Colorado Avalanche could use a victory here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 29 goals, Mikko Rantanen has 51 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 103 goals on 1,072 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed 70 goals on 636 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed four or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Winnipeg Jets could also use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 30 goals, Blake Wheeler has 56 assists and Patrik Laine has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 124 goals on 1,408 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 32 goals on 484 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Avalanche are 29-69 in their last 98 road games, 16-37 in their last 53 games as an underdog and 21-63 in their last 84 games as a road underdog. The Jets are 64-22 in their last 86 home games, 18-6 in their last 24 games playing on 1 days rest and 53-21 in their last 74 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1 in Avalanche last 5 road games. The over is 6-2 in Jets last 8 overall. The Avalanche are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Winnipeg and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.

The home team has won 21 of the last 27 meetings between the Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets, including the last 10 straight. The Winnipeg Jets have won the last four meetings against the Avalanche, outscoring them 21-7 during that span. The Avalanche enter this contest i downright brutal form and are giving up three or four goals on a good night. While the price is probably a little steeper then you'd like to lay in hockey, everything points to this being a rather easy win for the Jets on their home ice.

Pick:
Winnipeg Jets -190

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