The 2022 Stanley Cup Final shifts back to Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado for Game 5 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche. ABC and ESPN+ will handle the broadcast and streaming with a puck drop expected around 8:15 pm ET. Colorado leads the series 3-1 and is looking to hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time in 21 years.
Lightning vs. Avalanche: Game 5 predictions (odds from DraftKings Sportsbook)
puck line: Lightning +1.5 (-170); Avalanches -1.5 (+145)
Total goal: Over 6 (-105); Under 6 (-115)
Money line odds: Lightning +160; Avalanches -190
Over/Under pick: Under 6 (-105)
Money line/puck line pick: Avalanches (-190)
Something about close out games in the Cup Final that the losing team does not score much if at all. Since the 2015 Finals the losing team in a close out game has been shutout four times and scored just one goal twice. The only exception in the 2018 Final when the Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5. We should expect a super tight checking game with little or no penalties and tremendous effort from both goalies. The Avalanche will win the Cup at home, 2-1, in overtime.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY) , 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 ( TN), Connex Ontario 1-866-531-2600 (ONT), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY; 19+ ONT). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/ONT/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions. DraftKings operates pursuant to an Operating Agreement with iGaming Ontario. Please play responsibly.