Game 5 of the 2022 NHL Stanley Finals between the Lightning and Avalanche is scheduled for Friday at 8 p.m. ET in Denver. Before you place any bets on what could be the last game of the season, we’ll give you all the betting information you need to know, including the latest odds, trends and predictions.

The Avs are one win away from lifting their third Stanley Cup in franchise history after beating the Lightning 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday. After the game, Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper noted that Colorado had too many men on the ice when Nazem Kadri scored the game-winning goal.

The Rayo jumped out to an early lead, scoring 36 seconds into Game 4 on a goal by Anthony Cirelli. However, the Avs tied in the second half on a Nathan MacKinnon goal. The two teams went back and forth in the last two periods, with goals scored by Victor Hedman (TB) and Andrew Cogliano (COL). In the end, the Avalanche had the last word and is now 5-1 in overtime in this year’s playoffs.

Lightning vs. Avalanche: Odds, betting trends for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

  • Spread: Avalanche -1.5 (+142)
  • Below: 6
  • money line: Lightning +157, Avalanche -189

betting odds for Sports Interaction

Tampa Bay is on the brink of elimination after losing Game 4 on Wednesday. The good news for Lightning fans, though, is that they are 2-0 when facing elimination this postseason. It will be tough for Tampa Bay to win two of three against the Avalanche, who have only lost twice at home in this year’s playoffs.

Game 5 of Lightning vs. Avalanche: Expert Betting Picks

against the spread

Avalanche -1.5. If the value was better for Lightning at the puck lane, we might have considered it. Their defense has improved in the last two games, but we’ll stick with the Avs, who come home with a chance to win the Cup on Friday night.

Colorado has been one of the best home teams in the playoffs, winning seven of its last nine games and averaging 4.44 goals per game. The Avalanche are beating opponents by three goals a game in those wins. Colorado will be looking to start the game quickly and get Tampa Bay on their heels in the first period.


MORE THAN 6 goals. We failed to collect the OVER in Game 4, which was set at six goals. The total for Game 5 is currently six, which we’ve seen both teams handily overcome in three of the first four games of this series.

Darcy Kuemper and Andrei Vasilevskiy were tremendous at the net in Game 4, seeing nearly 40 shot attempts each. The Avalanche will continue with its volley of shots against Rayo’s goal. The over is 4-1 in Colorado’s last five games. Tampa Bay will try to keep score with Colorado, and it’s getting contributions from everyone. Take the OVER in what should be a fast-paced, high-scoring Game 5.

player support

Odds courtesy of FanDuel

Victor Hedman over 2.5 shots on goal (-140). There’s some juice in this player accessory, but that’s not a bad thing, as Hedman has been aggressive in the last three games. In Game 4, he scored his first goal in the Stanley Cup Final (third in the playoffs) and took seven shots at Kuemper.

The 31-year-old defender has topped 2.5 shots on goal in three straight games, which is a good sign for Lightning’s offense. Tampa Bay will need Hedman to continue taking multiple shots in Game 5.

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