The Tampa Bay Lightning try to even the series against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Saturday at Ball Arena in Denver. Colorado leads the series 1-0 after Wednesday’s 4-3 victory in overimte. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN+).
Below, we list the best value prop bets from Tipico Sportsbook‘s 2022 Stanley Cup Final Game 2 odds and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
Colorado stormed out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st period of Game 1, but Tampa made a late push to tie it at 3 and send it to overtime. However, the Avalanche were too much. This series will be a back-and-forth battle.
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Stanley Cup Final prop bets for Game 2
1st period 1st goal: Lightning (+140)
Colorado’s speed shellshocked Tampa Bay in Game 1 as the visitors had trouble adjusting to the thin Mile High air. A lesser team would have folded, but the 2-time defending champs turned up the heat and tied it with 2 goals in the 2nd period. Look for the Lightning to force the tempo early and light the lamp first Saturday.
Regulation time winner (incl. tie) & total goals: Avalanche & Over 5.5 (+230)
We took this in Game 1 and it almost cashed, but Colorado needed a couple of minutes in OT to get it done. Tampa Bay could steal this game, but Colorado has the biggest home-ice advantage in hockey in terms of conditioning coming into question.