Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, and the Colorado Avalanche will face off against Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in a divisional matchup. The opening face-off is at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, and you’ll be able to view it live on Altitude Sports & Entertainment.
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets Odds
The Jets (-125) are being chosen as the favorites over the Avalanche (+105), and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).
Earning 2.4 units for moneyline bettors, Winnipeg is 10-8 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That win percentage, ranked third in the Central Division so far this season, is fairly close to what the team posted during the 2018-19 season (47-35). Through 18 regular season outings, 11 of the team’s games have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 5-5 SU at home this year.
The Jets have converted on 17.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 29th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 72.2 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 30.8 saves per game with a .933 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (eight wins, six losses, and one OT loss) has been the best goalkeeper for the Jets this year. If head coach Paul Maurice chooses to give him a breather, however, Winnipeg may turn to Laurent Brossoit (2-3-3 record, .858 save percentage, 4.12 goals against average).
On the other hand, Colorado is 10-7 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.1 units this season. Through 17 regular season outings, nine of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under the total and just two have pushed. The Avalanche are 4-4 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Avalanche have converted on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 22nd overall and it’s successfully killed off 79.3 percent of all penalties.
Philipp Grubauer (30.5 saves per game) has been the primary choice in the net for Colorado. Grubauer owns a 6-5-2 record, while registering a .915 save percentage and 2.80 goals against average this year.
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets Free Picks
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30.0 percent of Winnipeg’s wins have come by two or more goals (the team is 3-6 overall in such games) while 80.0 percent of Colorado’s wins have come by two goals or more (8-4 overall in games decided by at least two goals).
The Avalanche are 7-4 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 6-3 in games where they’re in the penalty box for fewer than 10 total minutes.
The total has gone under in four of Winnipeg’s last five games.
Colorado has averaged 6.6 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 7.8 giveaways per game (the second-fewest in the league).
Winnipeg skaters have averaged 12.8 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 10.6 giveaways per game (ranked 17th in the NHL).
The Jets this season have handed the seventh-most hits in the league (24.6 per game).