Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets - 4/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets - 4/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (33-28-10) vs Colorado Avalanche (50-14-6)

Game Info: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +240 / Colorado Avalanche -118 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Colorado Avalanche come into this road contest with an overall record of 50-14-6. Through 70 games, the Avalanche are 1st in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 268 times, good for a rank of 3rd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Colorado is the 6th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.74 goals per game. So far, the Avalanche have a strength of schedule rating of 30th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 2nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Winnipeg Jets get set to host the Colorado Avalanche with an overall record of 33-28-10. This mark places them 6th in the Central division. Through 71 games, the Jets have scored 218 goals, giving them an average of 3.04. This output gives them a rank of 16th among NHL teams.On defense, Winnipeg is the 20th ranked unit, giving up 3.07 goals per contest. So far, the Jets have played the 18th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Winnipeg's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 20th in the NHL.

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Through 67 games, the Colorado Avalanche goal and overall scoring leader is Mikko Rantanen with 84 points. He has reached his mark of 35 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.0%. So far, 46.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Nazem Kadri, who has 57 assists to go along with his 26 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +18. Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.4 goals per game. In his 49 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 68 games, the Winnipeg Jets' goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor, with 82 points. He has reached his mark of 41 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.4%. So far, 17.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 39 assists to go along with his 27 goals. However, when on the ice the Jets are -20 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.91 goals per game. In his 59 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a per-game scoring differential of 1.07 goals. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.6 goals. Heading into their game with the Winnipeg Jets, the Avalanche have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 17 goals, accounting for 59.0% of the overall scoring. Even though the Avalanche are below the NHL average in generated scoring chances, they are still a top 10 team in goals scored during these opportunites. Look for Colorado to pick up the win over the Jets.

 

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Joe’s Pick Avalanche -118

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