Colorado Avalanche vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 4/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-200) Jets (+165)
The Winnipeg Jets (33-28-10) host the Colorado Avalanche (50-14-6) at Canada Life Centre on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Avalanche at -200 while the Jets are opening at +165. The total is 6.
The Colorado Avalanche went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-4 win over the Penguins in their last outing. The Avalanche played really well in this victory. While out there on the ice, they finished 6 of the 32 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Colorado recorded 6 minutes in the box in this contest.
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The Avalanche have had 2,222 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .914. When at even strength, the Avalanche let the opposition score 149 goals while notching 205 of their own. Colorado Avalanche opponents have recorded 204 power play opportunities (14th in pro hockey) and have notched 43 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have scored 106 points and their points percentage comes in at .757. Colorado has attempted 2,472 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.7%. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 265 goals (3rd in pro hockey) this season and have allowed 192. Colorado skates onto the rink with 239 power play opportunities and they have notched 60 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 25.10%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Over the course of his time in hockey, Kuemper has recorded 157 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .573. His save percentage is .918 during his 16,374 mins played. Kuemper has seen 8,203 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 7,532 total saves. Opponents have tallied 671 goals versus Kuemper in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.46. He has an overall record of 139-92-35 and got the start in 274 games. Kuemper has played in 291 games throughout his professional hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Winnipeg squared up with the Red Wings in a matchup where the Jets took the loss by a mark of 3-1. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Jets notched 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted.
Winnipeg has attempted 2,299 shots (11th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.40%, while allowing the other team 2,336 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.12% on the other teams 205 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.7%. They have recorded 219 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.00%. The Jets have tallied 170 goals at even strength and 46 goals (14th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 218 goals to be scored by of a combination of 167 goals at even strength and 51 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 216 goals, 76 points, as well as a points percentage of .535.
Across the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck protecting the goal. Hellebuyck has amassed a career mark of 197-127-34 and has been in net for 374 games. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.3% and he has accumulated 202 quality starting assignments in his career. He has tallied 10,463 stops out of 11,422 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.67 goals per contest and he has given up 959 goals altogether. He has made the start in 365 contests and has been on the ice for 21,520 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-200)
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