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Winnipeg Jets 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting

Winnipeg Jets 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

One of the biggest surprises in the NHL this season was the Winnipeg Jets. For most of the season, the Jets were in a tight race with the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche for the Central Division lead. Head coach Rick Bowness fired two years ago despite success with the Dallas Stars, has proven to be a perfect fit in Winnipeg. However, there are legitimate concerns about the Jets' viability in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Winnipeg is a mediocre offensive team with a below-average power play. The Jets are too dependent upon goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.

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Winnipeg Jets Team Overview

This year, the Winnipeg Jets are 52-24-6 straight up and 33-39 over/under the total. Also, Winnipeg is 3rd in the Western Conference playoff standings. Winnipeg is five points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Winnipeg has covered eight out of their last nine games. While the Jets have gone over the total in four of its previous five matchups.

Winnipeg has NHL rankings of 15th for goals scored and 22nd for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Jets have NHL rankings of 2nd for goals against and 21st for penalty killing.

C Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 25 goals, 47 assists, 72 points, and a +19. G Connor Hellebuyck has a 2.39 goals against average, .921 save percentage, 37-19-4, with five shutouts.

Colorado Avalanche Team Overview

This year, the Colorado Avalanche are 50-25-7 straight up and 46-32-4 over/under the total. Also, Colorado is 4th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Colorado is eight points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Colorado has covered two out of their last six games.  In contrast, the Avalanche have gone over the total in six of its previous seven matchups.

Colorado has NHL rankings of 1st for goals scored and 5th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Avalanche have NHL rankings of 16th for goals against and 12th for penalty killing.

C Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 51 goals, 89 points, 140 points, and a +35. G Alexander Georgiev has a 3.02 goals against average, a .897 save percentage, and a record of 38-18-5 with two shutouts.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
2023-24 82 52 24 2nd, Central TBD
2022–23 82 46 33 4th, Central Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Golden Knights)
2021–22 82 39 32 6th, Central Did not qualify
2020–21 56 30 23 3rd, North Lost in Second Round, 0–4 (Canadiens)
2019–20 71 37 28 5th, Central Lost in Qualifying Round, 1–3 (Flames)
2018–19 82 47 30 2nd, Central Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Blues)
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Winnipeg Jets History

Founded in 1999 as the Atlanta Thrashers, the franchise moved to Winnipeg in 2011 due to ownership issues in the Peach State. This is the second iteration of the Winnipeg Jets.

The first Jets franchise was founded in 1972 as a World Hockey Association charter member. The franchise was named “Jets” in honor of signing Chicago Blackhawks superstar Bobby Hull to a record contract before their first campaign. The Jets merged into the NHL in 1979 but moved to Arizona in 1996 due to attendance, arena, and Canadian dollar issues. These days Winnipeg sells out every game and has among the best and most creative fans in the NHL.

The long-term concern for the Jets and their fans is if they can ever really win a Stanley Cup. Winnipeg. In 2017-18 it seemed as if the Jets were on the cusp. But in the Western Conference Final, Winnipeg was upset by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. That was the only conference final in team history, and the Jets have never come that close since.

Winnipeg remains a difficult sell for free agent players. And free agent coaches for that manner. In the summer of 2022, local product Barry Trotz was available in the head coaching market. But after serious talks with the Jets, Trotz decided not to take the job. The best players in the NHL never consider coming to Winnipeg, known for its harsh winters. And the Jets are often in danger of losing their best players for that reason, as well as oppressive Canadian taxes.

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