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#73 Columbus Blue Jackets 6 vs.
#74 Colorado Avalanche -135
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 9:05pm EST
Pepsi Center, Denver
Written by Bosun Akinpelu



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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche

Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

When: Saturday, November 9, 9:00 PM. ET.

The Colorado Avalanche will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Blue Jackets Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Blue Jackets managed to snap their five-game losing streak with a win over the Arizona Coyotes in their last game and will be trying to keep the momentum going with a win over the Avalanche on Saturday, which will give them their second win in a row and fourth consecutive win over the Avalanche.

If the Blue Jackets want to get the win on Saturday, they will have to play well on the offensive end, which is something they have struggled to do this season, averaging 2.38 goals per game. The team played worse during their recent slump is averaging 1.6 goals per game in its last five games.

Pierre-Luc Dubois leads the Blue Jackets with six goals and 11 points. He has one goal and three assists in their last five games. Gustav Nyquist leads the Blue Jackets with seven assists. He has one goal and three assists in their last five games.

Columbus has also struggled defensively this season, giving up 3.38 goals per game. They managed to hold the Coyotes to two goals in their last game and will need a similar effort against the Avalanche to get the win.

Avalanche Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak To Blue Jackets

The Avalanche were able to bust out of their worst slump of the season with an impressive win over the Nashville Predators in their last game. The win gave them their first in their last six games and they will try to keep the momentum on their side as they try to end another streak by picking up their first win in their last four games against the Blue Jackets.

Colorado has played well offensively for most of the season, averaging 3.63 goals per game. The team struggled during its five-game losing streak, but they will be hoping that their nine-goal performance against the Predators is what the team needs to get its offense back on track.

Nathan MacKinnon has been the most valuable player for the Avalanche this season, leading the team with nine goals, 13 assists, and 22 points. He had three goals and four assists in their last five games but is listed as day-to-day after suffering an upper-body injury that prevented him from returning to the ice in Thursday’s win over the Predators.

Colorado has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 2.94 goals per game. However, they struggled during their losing streak and gave up 3.6 goals per game. They will need to play better defense than they have over the last two weeks if they want to snap their losing streak on Saturday.

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Even though the Blue Jackets have won four of the last five games between the two teams in Colorado, the Avalanche is the pick here because they have one of the best offenses in the league, averaging 3.63 goals per game and are facing a Blue Jackets team that is giving up 3.38 goals per game. The Blue Jackets also haven’t played well offensively 1.6 goals per game in their last five games, which won’t get it done against a defense that is giving up 2.94 goals per game this season. The fact that the Avalanche busted their slump with a nine-goal performance against Nashville in their last game makes it hard to pick against them in this game.

Prediction: Colorado Avalanche

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The Avalanche won’t score nine goals in this game, but they should be able to score at least four goals against a defense that has given up 3.66 goals per game in their last six games. The Blue Jackets haven’t played well on offense in recent games, but they will score at least two goals against the Avalanche, who have also given up 3.6 goals per game in their last six games.

Prediction: Over

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.