Winnipeg (52-24) got hot down the stretch to capture 2nd place in the Central, but there first round matchup with Colorado (50-25-7) will be no cakewalk. This will be a classic offense vs defense series, with the star studded top line of the Avalanche trying to get the advantage over the top goals against defense of the Jets.

Before Betting on April 21 Avalanche vs Jets

Colorado is refreshed and ready to make another deep postseason run like they did en route to their Stanley Cup victory in 2022. The Avalanche had a disappointing first round exit last season against the Kraken, but they bring the #1 goal scoring team in the league (3.7) into the postseason.

Of course leading the way for the Avalanche offensive attack is Nathan Mackinnon, who was second in the NHL with 140 points this season. Two other Colorado players (Mikko Rantanen, Cale Makar) ranked in the top 20 in points so this is a team that can hurt a defense from a number of different vantage points.

The Jets have made it out of the first round just once in their last four trips to the playoffs but they’re hoping this year’s stretch to close out the season gives them momentum to advance. Winnipeg rattled off eight straight victories to close out the year (Colorado was 3-4-1 over that span) and was 3-0 vs. the Avalanche outscoring them 17-4.

Colorado vs Winnipeg Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline AVS (1.96) | JETS(1.93) 5.5 AVS +1.5 (1.36) | JETS -1.5 (3.30)
MyBookie AVS (1.93) | JETS(1.88) 6 AVS +1.5 (1.36) | JETS -1.5 (3.13)
BetUS AVS (1.95) | JETS(1.86) 5.5 AVS +1.5 (1.37) | JETS -1.5 (3.25) AVS (1.96) | JETS(1.93) 5.5 AVS +1.5 (1.36) | JETS -1.5 (3.30)
XBet AVS (1.93) | JETS(1.88) 6 AVS +1.5 (1.36) | JETS -1.5 (3.13)

April 21 Avalanche vs Jets Prediction & Pick

Do bettors back Colorado’s 3.7 GPG offense here or a Jets defense that only allowed 2.4 GPG? Winnipeg picked up points in 30 of their 41 home games this season, but they don’t have anybody with the offensive potential of Mackinnon, Rantanen, or even Makar. 

Pick: Avalanche ML