Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Game preview 1
WagerTalk NHL handicap player Kevin Dolan offers his thoughts on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning final on Wednesday. Will Lightning be able to complete the three-peat? Tonight’s record delivery is at 20:00 ET / 17:00 PT.
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|Wednesday, June 15||NHL betting notes courtesy of Caesars|
|Moneyline:||Colorado Avalanche -155 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning +135|
|Puckline:||Avalanche -1.5 (+180) / lightning +1.5 (-210)|
|Total:||6 goals (Over -115 / Under -105)|
|Game time:||20:00 ET / 17:00 PT|
|Arena:||Ball Arena in Denver, CO|
Lightning Analysis of Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay
The first game of the long-awaited Stanley Cup final this year marks Wednesday between the two current champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the book favorites to lift the title all season, the Colorado Avalanche. with both teams coming to this one in great shape. .
The Tampa Bay Lightning was again in the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers last time with four straight wins after falling 0-2 to open that series.
Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche hasn’t even pushed seven games during this postseason so far, sweeping both the Nashville Predators and the Edmonton Oilers on their way to those finals.
The two teams faced off twice during the regular season and Colorado grabbed both games by a slim one-goal margin.
Lightning looking to make history
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to make history this season, being the first time in nearly 40 years to win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles, something that has not been achieved since the New York Islanders won between 1980 and 1983. titles).
This great experience has also been a good choice for the Lightning this postseason, returning to knock out the Toronto Maple Leafs in a big win on the road to Game 7, sweeping the President Trophy winners, the Florida Panthers in four straight games and dominating the last four games of his recent New York Rangers series also to host his third final in so many years against the Colorado Avalanche.
The avalanche increases the heat in the playoffs
While the Avalanche led to an effective offense for most of the season, it has really been in the postseason where they have shown complete additional gear in terms of doing so up front.
The Avalanche finished fourth in scoring offense and seventh in total shooting conversion percentage throughout the regular season, but in the playoffs this has increased dramatically, with Avalanche ranking first and third in both metrics respectively. and with an average of 0.88 more goals for each. match of this postseason as well.
Prediction Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Undoubtedly, this is a difficult first game to call up, with both teams also injured in this clash, the most notable of which is Colorado center-back Nazem Kadri, who fell in the third game against the Edmonton Oilers.
Kadri was ranked in the top 20 of the league this season with total points per game and assists per game as well, so the Avalanche will miss his absence in this one.
The other factor, of course, is the experience at this level, and although the Avalanche has seemed ruthless in sending opponents so far, being St. Louis the only team capable of eliminating any Colorado game this postseason, this is simply a different level, and a long 21-year absence for a Stanley Cup title on Wednesday could have some nerves ahead of this big clash. first game.
Although the Avalanche is the most talented team overall toward tonight’s game, we’re going to ride with experience in this one and take the Tampa Bay Lightning at a healthy +135 price to disadvantage to get the total discomfort of the Game 1 and grab the road victory.
Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning +135
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Disk time NHL Stanley Cup predictions for June 15
Join Carmine Bianco and Andrew McInnis for Wednesday’s edition of Puck Time as our professionally disabled hockey panel breaks down game 1 of tonight’s Stanley Cup final between the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Meet the author
“Ireland’s sharpest sporting mind” is how a prominent newspaper christened Kevin Dolan after becoming the first foreigner to win the World Handicap Series tournament in 2015. “The Irishman” began betting on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all with immense success. Since becoming a professional gambler, he has since illuminated the sports betting scene in the United States and abroad, winning two disability awards and writing a best-selling book on sports disability called “The Guide complete sports betting “.
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