Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Nov 29): Jets vs Avalanche Prediction
Wednesday night takes a small break after a busy Tuesday night. Four games fill the night on Wednesday. Even with a shorter night of games, here are my best bets for November 29. Odds can be found at BetOnline.
Winnipeg Jets -1 ½ (+225) at Colorado Avalanche +1 ½ (-265)
Winnipeg and Colorado have been going in opposite directions recently. The Avalanche have lost two straight and have fallen to last place in the Central Division. Colorado has gone 11-9-2 on the season, which is already close to improving on last season. Last season the Avalanche went 22-56-4.
The Jets missed the playoffs last season, but have started off fast this season. Winnipeg is 15-6-3, which has placed them second in the Central Division. The Jets have won seven of their last nine games.
The Jets are coming off a 7-2 win against the Wild on Monday night. Jason Zucker and Chris Stewart scored back to back goals to open the scoring. The Jets answered back with seven unanswered goals. All seven goals were scored by different players, which shows that all the Jets lines had a chance to produce. Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler led the team with three points.
Colorado’s last game was Saturday against the Calgary Flames. The Flames won 3-2. The Avalanche has lost their last two games. Both were close games, but the Avalanche have been slowly falling in the standings ever since the trade that sent Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators.
The Avalanche’s captain Gabriel Landeskog will miss his first game of his four-game suspension Wednesday night. Landeskog sits third in the team in points and first in goals. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen sit on top of the team in points with twenty-six and twenty respectively. With Landeskog out though, the Avalanche could have some issues generating offense.
Winnipeg’s leaders in points are Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. Scheifele leads the team in goals with twelve and is tied with Blake Wheeler with twenty-eight points. The Jets have boasted one of the league’s most electric offenses this season. With a key piece missing for the Avalanche, I believe that the Jets could dominate Colorado offensively Wednesday night.
Connor Hellebuyck and Semyon Varlamov are expected to get the start for their respective teams. Varlamov has done well for the Avalanche. He has a .903 save percentage and a GAA of 3.23. Hellebuyck has done even better though. Hellebuyck has posted a .927 save percentage and a 2.31 GAA. The Jets have a clear advantage on the goaltending side.
Winnipeg Jets vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction
The Jets power play could find itself at a big advantage against the Avalanche’s weak penalty kill. Winnipeg has been able to score on 24.69 percent of their man advantages. Colorado has been able to kill off only 76.19 of their penalties against. If the Jets power play can play strong against the Avalanche it could widen the mismatch in this game.
The Jets have won seven of their last nine games by two goals or more. The Jets are +225 against a -1 ½ spread, which seems like a great pick to me. The Jets have been able to win by multiple goals many times recently. I believe the Jets should be able to beat the Avalanche. Winnipeg holds an advantage on the goaltending, offense and special teams. This game is the Jets to lose.