Avalanche at Jets 1/8/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:05 AM ET

Avalanche at Jets 1/8/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Colorado Avalanche look for their second straight victory on Tuesday when they visit the Winnipeg Jets. Colorado defeated the New York Rangers 6-1 on Friday at home as Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon each scored on the power play during the first period and helped Colorado end its six-game losing streak.

Winnipeg defeated the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Sunday. Kyle Connor scored a point for the first time in 10 games with a goal, while Adam Lowery, Tyler Myers, Josh Morrissey and Bryan Little all scored for the Jets. Winnipeg is in first place in the Central division with 54 points, one point ahead of second place Nashville. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado in goals scored with 25. Mikko Rantanen is the assists leader with 46 and points leader with 65. Goalie Semyon Varlamov is 11-8-5 and has a 2.80 goals against average and .912 save percentage. Colorado is 7th in goals scored at 3.43 and 18th in goals against at 3.05.

Patrik Laine leads the Jets in goals scored with 24. Blake Wheeler is the leader in assists with 45 and points leader with 51. Connor Hellebuyck is 18-12-1 with a goal’s against average of 2.83 and save percentage of .910. Winnipeg this season is 8th in goals scored per game at 3.37 and 8th in goals against at 2.80.

Winnipeg has owned this matchup. The Jets have won each of the last 6 head to head with Colorado. The home team (Jets) has won 20 of the last 26 between the two teams. The Jets have won 11 of the last 13 on 1 days rest and 13 of the last 18 overall. Final Score Prediction, Winnipeg Jets win 4-2.

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