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Colorado Avalanche vs Winnipeg Jets Preview

Winnipeg Jets

Colorado Avalanche
17-18-5 December 29, 2013, 08:00 PM | Pepsi Center 23-11-3

Pepsi Center hosts an NHL battle between the Colorado Avalanche and the visiting Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

The Jets will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 17-18-5 this season, while the Avalanche are 23-11-3. Winnipeg is 17-19-4 on the totals; Colorado is 16-19-2.

View Winnipeg Jets vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Winnipeg before puck drop in this match found them as 162-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Avalanche and the No. 14-ranked Jets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Winnipeg was a 6-4 winner in its last match at home against the Wild. They won as -120 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -180 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.92 goals per game, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 16.22% while the Jets defense kills off 82.19% of their penalties.

Next up:
Winnipeg home to Buffalo, Tuesday, December 31st
Colorado home to Columbus, Tuesday, December 31st