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Avalanche vs. Lightning Game 6 Stanley Cup Finals Betting Odds & Picks (6/26)

by June 26, 2022
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning

Game 6 of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final will get underway on Sunday evening as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Colorado Avalanche. Despite there being only two teams left to square off this season, there are still a couple of great betting angles to attack.

Below, I give out my two best bets for Sunday’s lone game. These plays are one unit each, or 1% of your betting bankroll.

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Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

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Avalanche vs. Lightning Game 6: Top Stanley Cup Final Betting Odds & Picks

Colorado Avalanche (-115) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (-105), o/u 6 (-105/-115)

After successfully cashing on both the Lightning ML and the under in Game 5, I am going back to the well on each of those plays once again. In that game, the Lightning won 3-2 as Ondrej Palat played the hero and buried the game winner with under seven minutes left to go in the third period.

Before that game, it felt like everyone on the internet already declared the Colorado Avalanche as your 2022 NHL Stanley Cup champions. As Tampa Bay showed in Game 5, the Lightning are just fine at handling adversity in a best-of-seven series.

Obviously, the Lightning would not be back-to-back world champions if they struggled with being down a few games in a playoff series. As they head back home, I expect Tampa Bay to win once again and force a Game 7.

The main reason that I am backing Tampa Bay to keep this series alive once again – outside of their extensive playoff experience – is goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. Despite struggling through the first two games of this series, Vasilevskiy returned to his normal form in games three through five as he stopped 106 of 113 shot attempts for a stellar 0.934 save percentage.

The “big cat” is one of the best big-game performers of the last few decades, as he has been a rock in potential elimination games. I expect more of the same as he returns to Amalie Arena to play in front of his own fans.

This game will be tight with conservative play from both sides. Everything will be on the line, and nobody wants to be the guy who takes a bad penalty or makes an overly-aggressive pinch that leads to an odd-man rush.

If the scoring remains low once again, I think it will work in Tampa Bay’s favor as it did in Game 5.

Best Bets: Tampa Bay Lightning ML (-105) & Under 6 (-115)

Best of luck!

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