Stadium: Ball Arena (Denver)
25.06.2022 03:00 MSK
The American state of Denver will host the fifth game of the Stanley Cup final series on June 25. At Ball Arena, Colorado will face Tampa Bay.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Colorado has been the favorite of the last few seasons. Now, they could learn from their past mistakes, allowing them to reach the Stanley Cup. Moreover, the Denver representatives started the decisive encounter with two home victories - 4:3 and 7:0. In the first away game, the Avalanche lost without a chance - 2:6. However, the day before, they had managed to win in overtime - by 3:2 and led in the final game - by 3:1.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay is a team that has suffered several painful setbacks slightly earlier than Colorado but has managed to win 11 consecutive play-off series in the process. In that time, the Lightning has won two straight Stanley Cups and reached the final this season, but they are now on the verge of a final defeat. They have now lost three times in the four meetings they have played. There is no doubt that the Southerners will continue to fight as hard as they can, but their chances of survival seem too modest, and they have two games to play in Denver.
Expert Betting Tips
Colorado and Tampa Bay finally meet in their final clash, although this pairing in the Stanley Cup final has been awaited for the past three or four years. In that time, the Lightning has captured two titles, but the Avalanche have only made it to the final now, which is why they look much more competitive. John Cooper was without several essential players in the offseason, which has finally started to take its toll. The Denver representatives have worked on their mistakes, so now they are ruthlessly exploiting their opponent's weaknesses. The home team is stronger, which is why a bet on Colorado's victory in the fifth game with odds of about 1.525 is in order.
Despite their Stanley Cup Finals status, Colorado and Tampa Bay continue to produce highly productive games. In their four previous head-to-head playoff meetings, the opponents have combined for 27 goals (6.75 goals per game average). There's no doubt that the Avalanche and Lightning will continue to play challenging and fun. Therefore, we suggest betting on a total over 5.5 for 1.715.
Nathan MacKinnon continues to fight for the Stanley Cup and the title of best playoff scorer. The Canadian already has 12 pucks in 18 games, making him the leader in this category. He is noticeably behind the top scorers in total points, but his accurate shots have provided Colorado with a tremendous amount of value this season. In a home game where his team can win the title, the 26-year-old will show his best hockey, and you can bet on Nathan MacKinnon's goal at an odds of around 2.80.
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