Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche - 2/25/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche - 2/25/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (37-10-4) vs Winnipeg Jets (22-20-9)

Game Info: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -250 / Winnipeg Jets +188 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche host the Winnipeg Jets in Friday NHL Action.

The Winnipeg Jets come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-20-9. Through 51 games, the Jets are 6th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 147 times, good for a rank of 19th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Winnipeg is the 19th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.92 goals per game. So far, the Jets have a strength of schedule rating of 5th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 19th ranked team in the NHL.

The Colorado Avalanche get set to host the Winnipeg Jets with an overall record of 37-10-4. This mark places them 1st in the Central division. Through 51 games, the Avalanche have scored 204 goals, giving them an average of 3.94. This output gives them a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. On defense, Colorado is the 11th ranked unit, giving up 2.82 goals per contest. So far, the Avalanche have played the 31st toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Colorado's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 4th in the NHL.

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Through 51 games, the Winnipeg Jets goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor with 55 points. He has reached his mark of 29 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.1%. So far, 21.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 24 assists to go along with his 18 goals. However, when on the ice, the Jets are -16 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.8 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 51 games, Colorado's leading goal scorer is Mikko Rantanen. With his 26 goals and 35 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 61. On the season, he is turning 15.1% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Avalanche have benefited from the strong play of Nazem Kadri, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Colorado's 51 games, he has come up with 22 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.3%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +21. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.47 goals per game. In his 36 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Winnipeg's 51 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 28-22. So far, the Jets have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 16 of their 26 road games. Even though the Jets come into this matchup as the underdogs, I like their chances to keep this game within reach and cover the puck line.


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