The Winnipeg Jets (26-13-2) take on the Colorado Avalanche (20-14-8) at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday evening. The Jets come into this game on the back of a comprehensive 5-1 come from behind win against the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
The Jets are currently averaging 3.37 Goals per Game this season, which places them 8th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively the Jets have allowed 2.80 Goals per Game, which also leaves them in 8th position overall in those standings.
On an individual basis, Patrik Laine has scored 24 goals for the Jets, while Blake Wheeler has registered 45 assists.
The Avalanche ended a six-game losing streak with a 6-1 rout of the New York Rangers on Friday night. They are averaging 3.43 Goals per Game at present, which puts them into 7th in the overall NFL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.05 Goals per Game at present, which puts them 18th overall.
On an individual player basis, Nathan MacKinnon has recorded 25 goals, while Mikko Rantanen has contributed 46 assists for the Avalanche.
Any NHL predictions for this game must take into account not only home-ice advantage for the Jets, but the fact that the Avalanche haven’t been in the best of form for a while now, having won just four of their last 15 games. So on that basis, the Jets have to be the team to be with on the Money Line odds to win this game.
Pick: Money Line – Winnipeg Jets @ -165 (bet365*)