Stanley Cup Final prop bet payday: 3 prop bet predictions for Game 3

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The Tampa Bay Lightning try to regroup at home against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Colorado leads the series 2-0 after Saturday’s 7-0 dismemberment. 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 3 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 Bay made a late push to tie it at 3 and send it to overtime. Tampa still hasn’t arrived for the opening faceoff in OT because it has been outscored 8-0 since.

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Stanley Cup Final prop bets for Game 3

Alternate total goals: Under 6.5 (-165)

Tampa has been a different team at home, and it is very stingy on the score sheet. At the same time, it hasn’t played anyone as good as Colorado. The Lightning will have to keep the Avalanche to 3 goals or fewer, maybe 2, in order to prevail in this one.

I could see a 3-2 finish, but this one gives wiggle room for a 4-2 final. It’s chalky, but this is the only way Tampa makes it a series.

Lightning total goals (regulation time): Over 2.5 (-135)

This one will be close because I could see Tampa needing overtime to get the win. The Lightning can get past Avs G Darcy Kuemper. They nailed 3 goals in the first 2 periods of Game 1. Back on home ice and away from the altitude in Denver, the 2-time defending champs find their game.

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Author: Lucy Green