Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 3 odds, picks and predictions

That Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Blitz meet Monday for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Avalanche lead the series 2-0. Puck Drop is set for 8:00 PM ET (ABC/ESPN+). Below we look at those Avalanche vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Final 3 Odds and Linesand meet our expert NHL tips, predictions and bets.

The Avalanche streak in Game 3 with two wins in Denver in the first two games. Colorado defeated Tampa Bay 4-3 in overtime in Wednesday’s series opener before beating the Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 on Saturday.

The Lightning have lost 2 of their last 3 playoff games to defeat after successfully rebounding in 18 consecutive postseason setbacks before Game 2 against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

See also: Prop Bet Payday: 3 prop bet predictions for game 3

Avalanche at Lightning odds and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; For a full list, visit the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Hub. The lines were last updated at 6:47 AM ET.

  • money line: Avalanche -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | Lightning -108 (bet $108 to win $100)
  • Against the Spread (ATS): Avalanche -1.5 (+200) | Lightning +1.5 (-290)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (T: -130 | B: +105)

Avalanche at Lightning projected goalkeepers

Darcy Kuemper (8-2-0, 2.44 GAA, 0.901 SV%, 1 SO – postseason) vs. Andrei Vasilevsky (12-7-0, 2.60 GAA, 0.918 SV%, 1 SO – postseason)

Kuemper picked an enormous time for his best performance of the postseason. The Canada goalie turned aside every one of the 16 shots he faced in Game 2 for his first playoff shutout and second postseason shutout of his career.

Vasilevskiy was buried for 7 goals on 30 shots in Game 2, and he has amassed a total of 11 goals in that streak with just 68 shots. He has also conceded 3 or more goals in 4 of his last 8 games.

Avalanche at Lightning tips and predictions

forecast

Lightning 3, avalanche 2

money line

That LIGHTNING (-108) are small dogs on home ice, and there are probably two reasons for this. First, the Avalanche mistreated them in Game 2, and second, Colorado has won all 7 of its postseason games on the road. However, all good things come to an end. Vasilevskiy will improve greatly in Game 3 after being blitzed for 7 markers on Saturday and he will be the reason Tampa are making this a streak.

against the spread

The Lightning +1.5 (-290) costs 2.9x your potential return. There’s just no added value there. If you like Tampa on home ice, just play it straight.

HAPPEN.

over under

The over conceded in the first 2 games of this series BELOW 5.5 (-130) is the path in game 3.

Tampa Bay should be better defensively on home ice and feed on its crowd for a much-needed boost. Look for Vasilevskiy to get back to his world-class self in what will be the lowest-scoring game of the series.

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