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Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 6/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds

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Game: Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Date: Monday, June 20, 2022

Lease: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL

TV: ABC

Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-125) Lightning (+102)

Amalie Arena is the location where the Tampa Bay Lightning will try to defeat the Colorado Avalanche on Monday in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Colorado leads 2-0. The odds on this game have the Avalanche at -125 while the Lightning are sitting at +102. The over/under is set at 6.

The Avalanche had a great night with a 7-0 win against the Lightning in Game 2. The Avalanche had a good offensive performance in this victory. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 7 out of the 30 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to net 2 goals. Colorado increased 28 penalty minutes in this matchup.

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The Avalanche have had 2,625 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. At even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 184 goals while earning 241 as an offensive unit. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 236 power play tries (13th in pro hockey) and have scored 48 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have tallied 119 points and their points percentage is sitting at .726. Colorado has taken 2,874 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 308 goals (4th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have given up 232. Colorado has accumulated 279 power play chances and they have tallied 67 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 24.01%.

The man in net for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has been in net for 299 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 143-95-36 and got the start in 282 games. The opposition has racked up 698 goals against Kuemper in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.48. Kuemper has had 8,484 shots taken against him and has garnered 7,786 total saves. He has a save percentage of .918 for his 16,859 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his career, Kuemper has accumulated 159 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .564.

In Game 2 the Lightning netted 0 goals of the 16 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this contest but weren’t able to put one in the back of the net.

Tampa Bay has taken 2,535 shots (17th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.24%, while allowing the opposition 2,441 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.56% on their opponents 252 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have a total of 259 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 23.94%. The Lightning are sitting with 223 goals at even strength and 62 goals (6th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 228 goals to be scored by way of 179 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 285 goals, 110 points, as well as a points percentage of .671.

For the opposition you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy between the pipes. Vasilevskiy has amassed a lifetime record of 229-101-24 and has participated in 365 games. Vasilevskiy’s quality start rate is 57.2% and he has earned 203 quality starts in his hockey career. He has compiled 10,147 saves out of 11,039 shots taken, giving him a rate of .919. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has allowed 892 goals in total. He has been a starter 355 games and has accumulated 21,390 minutes.

Who will win tonight’s NHL game against the spread or moneyline?

Josh’s Pick: Take Colorado (-125)

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