Lightning vs. Avalanche Prediction
The Avalanche have an opportunity to close out their series against the Lightning and hoist the Stanley Cup with a win in Game 5 tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. With Colorado listed as a large home favorite and the total sitting at 6 goals, what’s the best play tonight?
029 Tampa Bay Lightning (+150) at 030 Colorado Avalanche (-175); o/u 6
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, June 24, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Steven Stamkos is determined to keep fighting with the Lightning down 3-1 to the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final. “It’s extremely tough to get to this position,” Stamkos said. “And then when your backs are against the wall at the end, it’s the toughest mountain to climb. There’s nothing to lose now. We’ve got to go out and have the game of our season next game. We know it’s going to be difficult. We know they’re a heck of a team over there, but we’re not going to quit. We’ve gone too far and guys have sacrificed so much to get to this position. So we’ll regroup here and go win a game on the road.” The Lightning are trying to become the first team to win three straight championships since the New York Islanders in the 1980s. After the Avalanche secured a 3-2 overtime victory on Wednesday, the Lightning have been must win Game 5 on Friday to stay in the series.
Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin
Nazem Kadri scored the overtime winner on Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Kadri made a triumphant return to the lineup after he missed four contests. He sustained a thumb injury in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, which required surgery. Kadri ended up scoring the game winner at the 12:02 mark of the first overtime period to give the Avalanche a 3-1 series lead. Colorado has a chance to win the Stanley Cup on home ice on Friday. Kadri has seven goals and 15 points in 14 appearances this postseason.
Avalanche vs. Lightning Game 4 Betting Prediction
The over has hit in seven of the last nine meetings between these two teams, is 6-1 in the Lightning’s last seven games versus Western Conference opponents and is 4-1-1 in their last six Stanley Cup Finals games. The over is also 4-0 in the Avalanche’s last four games following a win, is 4-1 in their last five games overall and is 5-1-1 in their last seven games versus Atlantic opponents.
2021-22 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL PREDICTION: LIGHTNING/AVALANCHE OVER 6