Avalanche vs. Lightning Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – Stanley Cup Final Game 2
The Colorado Avalanche ready for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Ball Arena on Saturday, June 18, starting at 8:00 PM ET. The Avalanche are on top 1-0 in the series. Avalanche (-154) versus Lightning (+131) has a definite favorite, according to the moneyline odds. Find more below on the Avalanche vs. Lightning betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Avalanche vs. Lightning Spread and Betting Line
Avalanche vs Lightning Betting Information
Avalanche vs. Lightning Game Info
- Game Day: Saturday, June 18, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Arena: Ball Arena
Computer Predictions for Avalanche vs. Lightning
Computer picks for Avalanche vs Lightning
Avalanche 4 Lightning 2
Avalanche vs. Lightning Betting Trends
Colorado has gotten the victory in 69 of the 93 games it’s played as the moneyline favorite this season.
In 76 games with moneyline odds lower than -154 this season, the Avalanche have won 58 times.
The moneyline odds imply that Colorado has a 60.6% chance of winning this game.
Colorado Avalanche Leaders
Mikko Rantanen is currently one of Colorado’s top contributors (92 total points), having registered 36 goals and 56 assists.
Nathan MacKinnon has 32 goals and 56 assists to total 88 points (1.4 per game).
Nazem Kadri has 87 total points for Colorado, with 28 goals and 59 assists.
In 57 games, Darcy Kuemper has a record of 37-12-4. He has conceded 138 goals (2.54 goals against average) and has racked up 1616 saves.
Colorado Avalanche Season Stats
The Avalanche net the fourth-most goals in the league, averaging 3.8 per game for a total of 308 this season.
On defense, the Avalanche have been one of the best squads in league competition, giving up 232 goals to rank ninth.
The team has the league’s fourth-best goal differential at +76 this season.
The NHL-leading 67 power-play goals the Avalanche’s have scored have resulted from 278 power-play chances.
The Avalanche have the league’s eighth-best power-play conversion rate at 24.1%.
The Avalanche have scored a total of six shorthanded goals this season.
The Avalanche have the league’s 15th-ranked penalty-kill percentage at 79.7%.
The Avalanche win 47.3% of their faceoffs (28th in the league).
The Avalanche connect on 10.7% of their shots, ranking sixth in the NHL.
The Avalanche’s players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 21.5 hits and 13.2 blocked shots per game.
Lightning vs. Avalanche Betting Trends
The Lightning have claimed an upset victory in 11, or 45.8%, of the 24 games they have played as an underdog this season.
Tampa Bay has a record of 2-3 in games when sportsbooks list them +131 or longer on the moneyline.
The win probability for the Lightning, implied from the moneyline, is 43.3%.
Tampa Bay Lightning Leaders
Steven Stamkos is an important part of the offense for Tampa Bay, with 106 points this season. He has recorded 42 goals and 64 assists in 81 games.
Victor Hedman is a top scorer for Tampa Bay, with 86 total points this season. He has netted 20 goals and provided 66 assists in 82 contests.
Nikita Kucherov has 25 goals and 44 assists for Colorado.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has a record of 39-18-5 in 63 games this season, conceding 156 goals (2.5 goals against average) with 1712 saves and a .916 save percentage, 12th in the league.
Tampa Bay Lightning Season Stats
The Lightning’s 285 total goals (3.5 per game) are the seventh-most in the league.
The Lightning’s 228 total goals conceded (2.8 per game) are the sixth-fewest in the league.
Their seventh-best goal differential is +57.
The Lightning have recorded 63 power-play goals this season, which are fourth-best in the NHL (on 260 power-play chances).
The Lightning’s power-play conversion rate (24.2%) is seventh-best in the league.
The Lightning have scored seven shorthanded goals this season (12th in the NHL).
The Lightning’s ninth-best penalty kill rate is 81.4%.
The Lightning have the 15th-ranked faceoff win rate in the NHL (50.1%).
The Lightning are shooting 11.3% (third in the league).
The Lightning have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 25.9 hits and 12.7 blocked shots per game.
Avalanche and Lightning Injury Report
Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano: Day To Day (Finger), Ryan Murray: Out (Hand/Wrist), Nazem Kadri: Out (Undisclosed), Samuel Girard: Out For Season (Sternum)
Betting Tips for Avalanche vs. Lightning
Our best bet is Avalanche on the moneyline at -154 and against the spread (-1.5) after analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will finish over the total of 6 goals.
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