Colorado Avalanche vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11-5-22

Colorado Avalanche vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Avalanche vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Colorado Avalanche and the Columbus Blue Jackets will be closing a two-game series at Nokia Arena in Tampere in Finland on Saturday afternoon.


The Stanley Cup defending champion Avalanche team ( 5-4-1) and tied with the Blackhawks at 3rd place in the Central Division, controlled the offense of their rivals to just 30 goals throughout the first ten matches played this season.


In their recent three-point win over Columbus on Friday, Colorado converted three uncontested goals in the third period of action leading to their 6-3 victory.


With the score tied at 3-all in the 2:32 minute of the match, RW Mikko Rantanen scored a power-play goal on an assist by Defenseman Cale Makar and Center Nathan McKinnon in breaking the ice for the lead in the 8:54 minute of the third period.


Rantanen made another goal on an empty net sealing the victory for the Avalanche. Makar earned his first goal of the season while McKinnon chipped in four assists in the win.       


The totals went OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 outings. The Avalanche is 13-7 SU in their last 20 contests played.


The Colorado Avalanche is 12-4 in their last 16 road matches and the totals went UNDER in 12 of the Avalanche’s last 16 games when playing on the road versus the Blue Jackets.   


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Colorado Avalanche vs Columbus Blue Jackets Predictions 11/5/2022


The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to even the series with a victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of a two-game NHL Global series on Saturday.


The Blue Jackets acquired a franchise record of 258 goals last season and intensified the frontline power of the team with the signing of LW Johnny Gaudreau (40 goals, 75 assists) away from the Calgary Flames in the offseason.


Columbus made a hard start on the season at 3-8-0 and marked the worst record in the league after giving away a total of 50 goals.


In losing game 1 of the series, the Blue Jackets trailed by a 2-3 deficit in the second period and their defense collapsed after allowing three goals scored by Colorado in the final period of the match.      


Columbus’ right-wingmen Patrick Laine (2) and Jakub Voracek (Power Play) nailed the first two goals of the Blue Jackets while Laine also helped in setting Voracek in the goal.


Sean Kuraly made his second team’s goal on an assist from Liam Foudy and Eric Robinson in tying the score at 3-3 in the 2:32 minute of the third period.


From there, Columbus has three unanswered goals from the Colorado Avalanche in the loss.     


The totals went OVER in 8 of the Blue Jackets’ last 10 outings and Columbus is 1-5 straight up in its last 6 contests played.


The totals went OVER in 6 of the Blue Jackets’ last 8 outings versus the Avalanche and in 7 of Columbus’ last 8 home games.


Colorado Avalanche vs. Columbus Blue Jackets. The NHL Pick for this contest is Colorado -245. These teams ranked in the bottom eight of the league in expected goals but the Avalanche will take control of this match on the road with a 3-3 record.


Colorado is 3-2 in their last five while Columbus struggled after losing their last four consecutive contests. Prediction: The Colorado Avalanche will win 3-2.  


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Colorado Avalanche vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 2:00 PM ET


Location: Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland 


Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022            


TV: NHL Network


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Colorado Avalanche -245            


NHL Totals: 6.5  


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