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Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Preview & Picks – Avs To Win Stanley Cup Final Game 1

13 Jun 2022
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Leigh Copson 13 Jun 2022
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  • Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche picks for Wednesday, June 15
  • NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 1 gets underway at 20:00 ET at Ball Arena
  • Preview, stats & head-to-head
    Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Preview & Picks
  • Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Form
  • Colorado Avalanche Form
  • Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche FAQs

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche Preview & Picks


Colorado are backed to draw first blood in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Avalanche are well rested after sweeping Edmonton, while went through another long series.

Colorado are in good form at home too, so we are backing them to win a low-scoring game 1.

  • Colorado Avalanche are 12-4 in their last 16 home games
  • Colorado Avalanche are 2-0 vs Tampa Bay Lightning this season
  • The Under has cashed in each of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
  • The 2 regular season meetings averaged 5.5 goals per game in regulation

Head To Head


  • Tampa Bay Lightning lead the all-time series 25-21-3
  • Colorado Avalanche won the regular season series 2-0
  • Colorado Avalanche won 3-2 when the teams last met in February 2022

Tampa Bay Lightning Form


Tampa Bay have had to work hard for their place in the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final.

The Lightning began their playoff campaign with a seven-game shootout with Toronto that saw them in trouble after five games.

They trailed 3-2 but in a ‘win or go home’ situation they reeled off back-to-back games to advance.

Tampa had fewer problems dealing with State rivals Florida in the second round though, sweeping the Panthers in four.

New York Rangers proved to be a much tougher test in the Eastern Conference Finals, but it was a test that the Lightning passed.

They dug themselves an early hole in the series when they lost the first two games in the ‘Big Apple’.

Tampa came storming back though, tightening up defensively to win four straight games to clinch the conference crown.

They go into the Stanley Cup Final with a 5-4 record on the road.

The Lightning have made it this far without star center Brayden Point, who suffered a leg injury early in the postseason.

However, reports have claimed he could return to action during this series with Colorado.

Colorado Avalanche Form


Colorado’s run to the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final has been a relatively smooth one.

The Avalanche began the postseason with a four-game sweep of Nashville that saw them average over five goals per game.

St Louis provided more of a challenge in the second round, but the Blues were dispatched in six games.

That set up a Western Conference Final showdown with Edmonton, and the Avs simply rolled over the Oilers.

Defense went out of the window in Game 1 as Colorado ran out 8-6 winners in a straight up shootout.

They Avalanche tightened up defensively after that to take control of the series with a 4-0 home win and 4-2 victory on the road.

Game 4 turned into a goalfest like the series opener, with the two teams going all the way to overtime.

Colorado got the job done though, winning 6-5 on the road to give themselves plenty of time to rest up and heal up before the final.

By the time they take to the ice here, the Avalanche will not have played for nine days.

They return to the ice having won 12 of their last 16 outings at their Ball Arena home.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche FAQs

Where can I watch the Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche live stream?

You can watch the Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche start time?

The Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche game is set to start at 20:00 ET.

Verdict

This has all the makings of being a thrilling seven-game series that goes the distance.

We give Colorado the edge in Game 1 – they have a massive rest advantage and are strong at home.

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Value Bet: Under 6.0 Total Goals @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
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