Jets vs Avalanche Picks and Prediction – 4/27/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 04/25/2024 at 1:32 PM ET

Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche 04/26/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/27/2024, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: COL -165 ; O/U 6.5

The Winnipeg Jets visit the Colorado Avalanche for Game 3 of their NHL Western Conference best of seven series on Friday. The series is tied 1-1 following Winnipeg’s 5-2 loss to Colorado in Game 2. Mark Scheifele and David Gustafsson scored Winnipeg’s only two goals of the game. Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves in the Game 2 loss. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our NHL picks.

Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele have each scored two goals to lead Winnipeg, while Brenden Dillon and Gabriel Valardi are the co-leaders in assists with three each. Connor and Scheifele are the co-leaders in points with four each. Connor Hellebuyck is 1-1 with a 5.04 goals against average and .870 save percentage, through the first two games of the playoffs.

The Colorado Avalanche have taken home ice advantage after defeating Winnipeg in Game 2. Artturi Lehkonen scored one goal and added one assist for Colorado in the victory Tuesday night. Four others scored one goal each for the Avalanche in a balanced attack. Colorado goalie Alexandar Georgiev had 28 saves in Game 2, after allowing seven goals in Game 1.

Artturi Lehkonen is tied with two others for the lead in goals scored at two, while the leader in assists is Cole Makar with four. Makar is also the leader in points with five, while Lehkonen has four. Nathan MacKinnon, who led Colorado in goals, assists and points during the regular season has one goal and two assists. Alexandar Georgiev is 1-1 with a 4.63 goals against average .830 save percentage. 

Our Free NHL Pick for Colorado Avalanche vs Winnipeg Jets

Colorado will continue its strong play in the attack zone on Friday and take a 2-1 series lead with the win versus Winnipeg, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in each of Winnipeg's last five, in eight of Colorado's last nine, in four of Colorado's last five played at home and in four of the last five overall played between Winnipeg and Colorado. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche win but our best play is OVER 5-3.

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