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Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jun. 25, 2022 02:00 CET
The Avs have a chance to win the title and lift the trophy in front of their fans in game 5 after a massive away win in Tampa after overtime. The Lightning are now facing the biggest challenge in the playoffs in the last three seasons and after winning two consecutive titles. It seems their reign is over because Colorado have all it takes to end the series at home.
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Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
Colorado Odds: 1.93
Draw Odds: 4.50
Tampa Bay Odds: 3.20
Total Over/Under (5.5): 1.72/2.13
Colorado Avalanche Team News
Nazem Kadri was back in Colorado´s lineup and immediately made the difference in overtime scoring the game-winner in game 4. The Avs are the team that handed the first away blow in this final and it should prove decisive. Many thought that a big comeback was on the cards after Tampa got their first win but they wasted a one-goal lead twice in game 4 and were punished in overtime.
Colorado finally ended Tampa´s long 8-game unbeaten streak at home. That should affect the reigning champions who should be shaken up against the hosts. The Lightning have a pretty big mountain to climb and this time we think they will not succeed in coming back because the Avs have stepped it up defensively and should feel comfortable at home where they already won twice.
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) June 23, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning Team News
The Lightning haven´t had a taste of victory on Colorado´s ice this season. It wouldn´t be surprising if they kept the series alive but after everything we have seen that will hardly happen. Colorado have proven they can match Tampa´s defense and physicality. In difference to game 4 when they allowed their opponents 10+ more hits, this time they were much better and had 10+ more hits themselves.
It allowed them to stay competitive and in the end win so a three-peat for Tampa seems unlikely at the moment. The odds suggest the Lightning have value as road underdogs but this last loss will affect them more than the two opening losses so we will back the home team this time and for the first time in the series.
Back to Denver for Game 5.
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) June 23, 2022
Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction
At the start title was up for grabs for both teams but the Avs have managed to take control. The back-to-back champions are facing the end of their domination as the new champions should emerge in Denver.
Solid odds of over 1.90 for Colorado to win in regulation is very good value, especially if we take into consideration the Lightning could be without key players Nikita Kucherov and Mikhail Sergachev. They both suffered undisclosed injuries in game 4 and could miss this key game which would be a huge loss for Tampa.
Prediction: 1×2 – Colorado Avalanche
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