Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Pick and Preview, Jun 18 (6/18): NHL

Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Pick and Preview, Jun 18 (6/18): NHL

Credit: photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Lightning money line +130
Lightning spread +1.5 (-200)
Avalanche money line -150
Avalanche spread -1.5 (+170)
Over / under 6
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Tampa Bay Lightning Colorado Avalanche
Record 63-37 69-28
Road / home record 29-22 38-11
Streak L1 W6
Goals per game 3.48 3.76
Goals allowed per game 2.78 2.83
Shots per game 30.9 35.0
Shots allowed per game 29.8 32.0
PP % 23.9% 24.00%
PK % 18.83% 20.88%
Over / under record 51-47-2 52-40-5

 

Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche will meet again at the Ball Arena in Colorado to play the Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Avalanche took the win 4-3 in Game 1 overtime.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 29-22 on the road with a 63-37 record overall ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning are 22-8-3 against Western conference rivals. Tampa Bay have a +57 scoring differential, with 233 total goals scored and 245 given up.

Steven Stamkos has scored 42 goals with 64 assists for the Lightning. Corey Perry has 3 goals and 3 assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Lightning are 7-3, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.8 penalties and 13.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2 goals per game.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado have won 6 games in a row and are 38-11 at home. They have 69-28 overall record ranking 1st in the Central Division. The Avalanche are 23-8-2 against Eastern conference rivals. Colorado averages 8.8 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Western Conference and have gone 58-4-4 when scoring three or more goals.

Mikko Rantanen has 36 goals and 56 assists for the Avalanche. Lehkonen has 4 goals and 5 assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 8-2, averaging 4.5 goals, 6.3 assists, four penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Tampa Bay are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Colorado.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road.

Colorado are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games against Tampa Bay.

Prediction

The Avs dominated the first period of the game but the Lightning cameback in the 2nd to tie the game and in the end the Avs took the win in overtime. Even with the Lightning playing really good it's going to be tough to beat the Colorado at home where they win the 77% of the time and have lost only 11 games this season. They are 3-0 against the Lightning this season and 65-24-8 as favorites while Tampa is only 8-10-2 as underdogs. Should be another close game but the home team takes the win again. Take the Avs.

PICK: Avalanche ML (-150)

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