Stanley Cup Final prop bet payday: 3 prop bet predictions for Game 5


The Tampa Bay Lightning try to stay alive in hostile territory against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final Friday at Ball Arena in Denver. Colorado leads the series 3-1. 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 5 odds and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.

No matter which side of the fence you’re on about the game-winning goal in Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime victory by Colorado, Tampa had opportunities to win Game 4. Now, the Lightning’s backs are against the wall.

Colorado is a huge favorite to win the game, but that presents lanes to find value in contrarian picks.

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Stanley Cup Final prop bets for Game 5

Survive & advance: Lightning to score first & win: BOOSTED to (+260)

Tampa only scored 1st once in this series (Game 4). However, it’s desperation time. I could see the Lightning come out buzzing in the 1st period and worrying about energy for the 3rd later.

If they score 1st and win, this prop profits 2.6 times your wager.

Lightning total goals in regulation: OVER 2.5 (+100)

Tampa eclipsed this number in half of the games this series. Unless the Lightning want to get blown out of Denver, they’ll need to score 3 or more to keep pace. I could see them netting 2 in the opening period.

This is a solid bet at even-money.

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Author: Lucy Green