Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks & Predictions 2/16/2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Bell MTS Place
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Colorado Avalanche travel to Bell MTS Place to play the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, February 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +165 and the Jets at -183.
Colorado has a record of 31-21-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-14-3-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 176 goals and given up 163 goals for a point differential of +13. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-25-0 and an over/under record of 30-23-0. Winnipeg has a record of 33-15-9 including 21-5-2-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 183 goals and surrendered 154 for a goal differential of +29. Their record against the spread is 33-24-0 while their over/under record is 28-27-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 30-25-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 30-23-0 against the over/under this season
Important Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 33-24-0 straight up this year
The Winnipeg Jets are 28-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
02/14/18 LW Blake Comeau Upper Body is "?" Friday vs Winnepeg
01/31/18 C Nathan MacKinnon Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
02/09/18 GO Michael Hutchinson Concussion IR (02/09)
02/09/18 LW Brandon Tanev Upper Body IR (02/03)
02/05/18 C Adam Lowry Upper Body IR (02/01)
01/29/18 D Jacob Trouba Ankle IR (01/25)
01/22/18 LW Shawn Matthias Upper Body IR (01/12)
01/19/18 GO Steve Mason Concussion IR (01/11)
Semyon Varlamov has 13 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 891 shots against him and he's given up 80 goals. He's made 811 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Mikko Rantanen has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 17 goals this year with 124 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 24 goals on 164 shots. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the season.
Nikolaj Ehlers has scored 40 total points this year for the Jets. He has 21 goals this season with 162 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 16.4 minutes played per game. Connor Hellebuyck has 29 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Jets. He has 1,401 shots against him and he's surrendered 109 goals. He's made 1,292 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Nikolaj Ehlers averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 21 goals on 162 shots. He has 19 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have allowed 194 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84% this year. That is 3rd in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.71% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 15th in the league. The Avalanche has 64 total points this season, ranking 17th in the NHL in offense. They are 10th in the league with 174 goals while they've given up 163 goals, which is 19th overall. They have had 206 power play opportunities and scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Jets are 6th with 183 goals scored while they are 25th in the NHL with 154 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.03%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 8th place in the league. The Jets have a total of 75 points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 46 power play goals on 198 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That ranks their power play unit 4th. They've allowed 193 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, which is 6th overall.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 47.3% as they've tried 2,985 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,326 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 27th in Corsi percentage. They are 27th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.2% as they have 2,214 shots while they've given up 2,476 attempts on defense. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the year. That puts them 21st and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,445 face-off wins as opposed to 1,842 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44%. That is 31st overall in the NHL. On defense Colorado has 1,069 hits and they've blocked 850 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Jets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.2% for the year. That ranks them 20th and 17th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,839 face-off wins as opposed to 1,669 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That is 6th in the league. On defense Winnipeg has 1,244 hits and they've blocked 878 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 8th in blocked shots. Winnipeg is ranked 19th in Corsi percentage with 49.8% as they've tried 3,329 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,360 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 18th in the NHL at 50.3%, as they have 2,514 shots while they've given up 2,482 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Jets NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg -183
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg -183
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.