3 prop bet predictions for Game 2

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

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated 8:57 a.m. ET.

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.

If you’re not used to the altitude, your lungs are burning after your first shift. It’s enough to deal with a super-talented Avs team without the physical toll. I see this as a 4-2 game, and this wager looks good at more than double your money.

Regulation time winner (incl. tie): Avalanche (+102)

Colorado will be ready to counter punch. The Avalanche might have gotten a little complacent in Game 1 with an early 2-0 lead. I look for Tampa Bay to score early before Colorado hits its stride and forces Tampa to make mistakes. Colorado has a lethal power play, and that’s when it’ll bite down harder. I don’t see overtime needed in this one.

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Author: Naomi Berry