Jets vs Avalanche Picks and Prediction – 4/28/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 04/27/2024 at 8:10 PM ET

Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche 04/28/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/28/2024, 6:30 PM UTC
Latest Odds: COL -165 ; O/U 6.5

Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche

The Winnipeg Jets visit the Colorado Avalanche Sunday for Game 4 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinals best of seven series. The game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver at 2:30 PM ET and televised on TNT. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Winnipeg Jets Preview

Winnipeg finished the regular season 52-24-6 with 110 points and was second in the Central Division. Winnipeg must bounce back from its loss of 6-2 in Game 3 on Friday night with a victory on the road Sunday or return to Winnipeg trailing 3-1 in the series.

Winnipeg is scoring an average of 3.67 goals per game during the postseason, which is the second amongst 16 teams. The Jets are averaging 25.7 shots per game, while converting on 28.6% of their power plays. Mark Scheifele is one of four players for Winnipeg that has scored two goals during the postseason and is the overall leader in points with five. Scheifele and Gabriel Vildardi are the co-leaders in assists with three each.

Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck was 37-19-4 during the regular season with a goals against average of 2.39 and save percentage of .921. In three games of the postseason, Hellebuyck is 1-2 with a goals against average of 5.04 and save percentage of .871. Winnipeg is last amongst the 16 playoff teams in goals against that 5.67 per game.

Colorado Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche finished the regular season 50-25-7 with 107 points and were third in the Central Division. Colorado looks to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series with a victory on Sunday.

Colorado is second in the postseason in goals for at 5.67 per game. The Avalanche have taken 118 shots in three games for an average of 39.3 shots per game which is the highest amongst the 16 playoff teams. Colorado is scoring on 36.4% of their power plays. Artturi Lehkonen and Valeri Nichushkin are the leading goal scorers for Colorado with three each, while Cale Makar is the leader in assists with five and the leader in points with six. 

During the regular season, Colorado goalie Alexandar Georgiev was 38-18-5 with a goals against average of 3.02 and save percentage of .897. In three games during the postseason, Georgiev is 2-1 with a goals against average of 4.63 and save percentage of .857. Colorado is 11th in goals against during the postseason at 3.67.

Our Free NHL Pick for Colorado Avalanche vs Winnipeg Jets

Colorado is coming off a 6-2 victory over Winnipeg to take a 2-1 lead in the series. The Avalanche have won 12 of the last 17 versus an opponent from the Western Conference and the Avalanche have won 13 of the last 17 versus an appointment from the Central Division. Colorado has a goals for average of 5.67 during this series and has taken the most shots of the 16 postseason teams. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche wins 5-2.

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