The Tampa Bay Lightning face a desperate situation Monday night. The Lightning are 2-0 behind Colorado Avalanche in the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals. Things collapsed for Tampa Bay in a 7-0 loss in Game 2, though the Lightning return home for a power boost. Colorado is looking to steal an away game at the Amalie Arena and take an even more commanding lead in the series with a win.
The opening game is at 8 p.m. ET in Tampa. Both teams are listed at -110 (risk $110 to win $100) on the moneyline in the latest Avalanche vs. Lightning odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total goals scored is six. Before hitting Lightning vs. Avalanche tips, check out the SportsLine projection model NHL predictions.
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Now the model has her sights set on Avs vs. Lightning. You can visit SportsLine now to see the selection. Here are the NHL odds and betting trends for Lightning vs. Avs:
- Avalanche vs. Lightning money line: Colorado -110, Tampa Bay -110
- Avalanche vs. Lightning Over-Under: 6 goals
- Avalanche vs. Lightning Puck Line: Colorado +1.5 (-270)
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- COL: The Avalanche went 24-14-3 in the regular season
- TB: The Lightning were at home 27-8-6 in the regular season
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Why the Avalanche can win
The Avalanche have dominated the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs. Colorado has a 14-2 record that’s impressive in its own right, and the Avalanche have outscored their opponents by 33 goals in those 16 contests. That dominance is underscored by the events of Game 2 as Colorado won by a 7-0 lead. That was the second-biggest win in a shutout in Stanley Cup Finals history, and the seven goals was the highest scoring conceded by Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy in the regular season or in the playoffs.
Colorado has had more than twice as many shots (60-28) as Tampa Bay in the second game of the series, and the Avalanche have scored at least three goals in 10 straight games. These include a win in the Western Conference Finals and the first two games of that series in which Colorado has scored at least four goals in each competition.
Why the Flash can win
The Lightning won the last two Stanley Cup titles and Tampa Bay recorded a 51-win season in 2021-22. Tampa Bay is the first team in more than thirty years to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in three straight seasons, and the Lightning won’t care about a 2-0 deficit. Tampa Bay averaged 3.48 goals per game during the regular season, ranking in the top 10 in the NHL for goals, assists, shot percentage, and power play percentage.
On the other end, Tampa Bay was No. 6 in the NHL for goals allowed and goals allowed per game, with a top 10 saving rate of 91.3 percent. Mainly responsible for this is the reigning winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, Andrei Vasilevskiy. He’s struggled in the series, but many believe he’s the best goaltender in the world, and the four-time All-Star is tied in goaltender wins (39) for the NHL this season. With a talented, experienced offense and defense ahead of him, the Lightning should be giving his all at home.
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