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


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.


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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