Aves vs. Lightning Prediction

Avalanche vs. Lightning Game 6, 6/26/22 NHL Stanley Cup Final Betting Predictions

The Lightning forced a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final with a victory in Colorado over the Avalanche on Thursday night. Will Colorado wrap things up tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET or will Tampa Bay force a deciding Game 7?

Game Snapshot

031 Colorado Avalanche (-114) at 032 Tampa Bay Lightning (-105); o/u 5.5

8:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 26, 2022

Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin

Darcy Kuemper will start on Sunday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay. Kuemper is coming off a 26-save effort in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 5. "He's gotten us to this point," coach Jared Bednar said Saturday. "We're in the Stanley Cup Final, we have a 3-2 series lead. You saw what he could do in the second game in Tampa." The Avalanche bench boss added that their "confidence level with Darcy is high. It has been all year and hasn't really changed." Kuemper has a 9-4 record this postseason with a 2.68 GAA and .898 SV% in 15 appearances.

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin

Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside 35 shots in a 3-2 win over Colorado in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday. The Avalanche came back from two one-goal deficits in the contest, but the Lightning got the victory thanks to a late third-period goal by Ondrej Palat. The play of Vasilevskiy was also a big part of Tampa Bay's victory. He has a 4-0 record with a 1.75 GAA and .945 SV% when facing elimination in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2020. Vasilevskiy will look to continue that success in Game 6 on Sunday.

Avalanche vs. Lightning Game 4 Betting Prediction

Forgot the side – the total has been more profitable when these two teams meet. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Tampa, FL. The over is also 5-1 in the Avalanche’s last six games after scoring two goals or less in their previous game, is 4-1 in their last five games overall and has cashed in six of their last eight games on the road. On the other side, the over is 4-1-1 in the Lightning’s last six Stanley Cup Final matchups and is 6-2 in their last eight non-conference games.

2021-22 NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL PREDICTION: AVALANCHE/LIGHTNING OVER 5.5

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