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Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning 6/20/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche
Date & Time Monday June 20, 2022, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
Latest odds
COL -116 ; O/U 6
TV Channel
ABC / ESPN+

The Colorado Avalanche visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals best of seven series. Colorado leads the series 2-0 after defeating Tampa Bay 7-0 on Saturday night in Game 2. Valeri Nichushkin and Cale Makar each scored a pair of goals in the victory for Colorado, while Darcy Kuemper stopped all 16 shots he faced in goal. Colorado put 30 shots on goal to only 16 for Tampa Bay.

Nathan MacKinnon is the leading goal scorer for Colorado during the postseason with 11, while Gabriel Landeskog has scored nine. Cale Makar and Mikko Rantanen each have 17 assists to lead Colorado. Makar is the points leader with 24, while Rantanen has 22 and MacKinnon has 20. In goal, Darcy Kuemper is 8-2 with a goals-against average of 2.44 and save percentage of .901.

Tampa Bay finds itself in a must-win situation when hosting Colorado in Game 3 on Monday. The Lightning cannot afford to lose and trail 3-0 in the series. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves in goal for Tampa Bay but the Lightning Blue Line was pressured by the high-powered Colorado attack. Tampa Bay trailed 3-0 after one period and was never in the game.

Ongrej Palat and Steven Stamkos have each scored nine goals during the postseason to beat Tampa Bay, while Nikita Kucherov has scored seven. Kucherov is the leader in assists with 17, while Victor Hedman has 13. Kucherov is also the points leader with 24 and Palat has 17 while Stamkos and Hedman each have 15. In goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy is 12-7 with a goals-against average of 2.60 and save percentage of .918.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 23-9 in its last 32 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Avalanche’s last 7 on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 10 of the Lightning’s last 13 

Free NHL Pick:

Over 6

Colorado will continue its dominance in this Stanley Cup Finals with a victory on the road Monday in Game 3 but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in six of the last seven played between Colorado and Tampa Bay and in each of the last four that Colorado has played in Tampa Bay. Each of the first two games of this series produced seven goals and both cashed OVER. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche wins but our best play is OVER 5-3.

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