Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 6/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-114) Lightning (-107)
The Tampa Bay Lightning will play the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena on Sunday in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Avs lead 3-2. The line on this matchup has Colorado at -114 while Tampa Bay is at -107. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Avalanche were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 loss against the Lightning in Game 5. The Avalanche had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 2 out of the 37 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. Colorado had 6 penalty minutes in this contest.
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Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 236 power play opportunities (13th in pro hockey) and have racked up 48 goals in those attempts. The Avalanche have had 2,625 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .912. Colorado has taken 2,874 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche let the opposition score 184 goals while having 241 of their own. Colorado steps onto the ice with 279 power play opportunities and they have scored 67 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 24.01%. For the current campaign, they have scored 119 points and their points percentage is .726. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 308 goals (4th in pro hockey) this year and have given up 232.
The player in the crease for this game is Darcy Kuemper. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Kuemper has accumulated 159 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .564. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 16,859 mins played. Kuemper has had 8,484 shot attempts against him and has recorded 7,786 total saves. Opponents have scored 698 goals versus Kuemper in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.48. He has earned an overall mark of 143-95-36 and he started in 282 games. Kuemper has participated in 299 games during his NHL career.
In Game 5 the Lightning scored 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities.
Tampa Bay has tried 2,535 shots (17th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.24%, while allowing the opposition 2,441 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.56% on the other teams 252 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have a tally of 259 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 23.94%. The Lightning have racked up 223 goals at even strength and 62 goals (6th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 228 goals to be scored by of a combination of 179 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning are sitting with 285 goals, 110 points, and a points percentage of .671.
Across the rink you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. He is sitting with 10,147 saves out of the 11,039 shots taken, giving him a save % of .919. Vasilevskiy has accrued a career record of 229-101-24 and has played in 365 contests. He has started in 355 games and has racked up 21,390 mins. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts sits at 57.2% and he has 203 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. Teams are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has yielded 892 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-107)
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