Wednesday June 29, 2022

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar skating with the puck

Jun 15, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) skates with the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the third period in game one of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tampa Bay and Colorado play Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday, June 24th
  • NHL player props have been released for Lightning vs Avalanche Game 5
  • Read below for Lightning vs Avalanche Game 5 player props and picks

The Colorado Avalanche are one win away from winning their first Stanley Cup since 2001. Game 5 of the Cup Final between Colorado and Tampa Bay goes Friday, June 24th, at Ball Arena (8:00 PM ET). The Game 5 Lightning vs Avalanche odds show Colorado as a heavy favorite.

Oddsmakers have released a wide range of NHL player props for Game 5 of Lightning vs Avalanche. The table below sets out all the main player props available for Game 5 of Lightning vs Avalanche.

Under the table, find my two best bets for Game 5 of Tampa Bay vs Colorado.

Lightning vs Avalanche Game 5 Player Props

Lightning vs Avalanche 1+ Goals O/U Shots O/U Points O/U Saves
Nathan MacKinnon +142 4.5 (-138o/+104u) 0.5 (-260o/+192u) N/A
Mikko Rantanen +152 2.5 (-146o/+110u) 0.5 (-260o/+192u) N/A
Steven Stamkos +160 3.5 (+126o/-172u) 0.5 (-172/+134u) N/A
Nikita Kucherov +160 2.5 (-158/+118u) 0.5 (-240o/+182u) N/A
Gabriel Landeskog +172 2.5 (-172o /+126u) 0.5 (-180o/+140u) N/A
Nazem Kadri +194 OFF 0.5 (-140o/+110u) N/A
Brayden Point +198 OFF OFF N/A
Valeri Nichushkin +225 2.5 (-158o/+118u) 0.5 (-128o/+102u) N/A
Cale Makar +235 2.5 (-180o/+132u) 0.5 (-240o/+182u) N/A
Ondrej Palat +245 1.5 (-168o/+124u) 0.5 (-128o/+100u) N/A
Artturi Lehkonen +250 OFF 0.5 (-104o/-122u) N/A
Corey Perry +285 1.5 (-130o/-104u) OFF N/A
JT Compher +285 OFF OFF N/A
Alex Killorn +310 1.5 (-186o/+138u) 0.5 (+150/-192u) N/A
Andre Burakovsky +310 OFF OFF N/A
Nicholas Paul +330 1.5 (-132o/+100u) OFF N/A
Ross Colton +350 OFF OFF N/A
Brandon Hagel +350 OFF OFF N/A
Anthony Cirelli +360 OFF OFF N/A
Victor Hedman +370 2.5 (-140o/+106u) 0.5 (-152o/+120u) N/A
Bowen Byram +370 1.5 (-136o/+104u) OFF N/A
Devon Toews +370 1.5 (-186o/+136u) 0.5 (-118o/-108u) N/A
Andrei Vasilevskiy N/A N/A N/A 33.5 (-122o/-104u)
Darcy Kuemper N/A N/A N/A 25.5 (-118o/-108u)
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Odds as of June 23rd at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Pick #1: Cale Makar Over 2.5 Shots on Goal 

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar is the favorite in the Conn Smythe Trophy odds entering Game 5. Makar has recorded 18 shots on goal in his last three games and offers great value in the NHL odds to go over his shot player prop total.

The Game 5 Lightning vs Avalanche odds favor Colorado winning the Cup on home ice. If the Avs are going to capture hockey’s ultimate prize, Makar is going to need a big game. The 23-year-old leads all players in the Cup Final in average ice time at 27:16.

In addition to his heavy ice time, Makar’s player prop value comes from his production on home ice. The young d-man has scored five of his seven playoff goals at Ball Arena and has averaged 3.9 shots per game on home ice.

Makar’s player prop price should be in the -200 range given his shot volume, so there’s value on the over. He could get to three shots on goal on the power play alone considering the Avs have struck with the man advantage in every game of the series.

Pick: Cale Makar Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-180)

Pick #2: Andrei Vasilevskiy Over 33.5 Saves

Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is in for a busy night in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning are huge underdogs in the Stanley Cup odds as they face a must-win situation in Denver. Luckily for the Bolts, this is when Vasilevskiy plays his best.

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Vasilevskiy’s track record in elimination games is reason to consider betting the over on his NHL player prop. The Russian goaltender is 11-0 in his last 11 elimination games with six shutouts and a .980 save percentage. 

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Colorado has averaged 41 shots per game on home ice during the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Avs are very likely to pepper Vasilevskiy Friday given the massive stakes. Colorado has controlled 60% of the shot attempts in the series so far.

The Avs’ opportunity to win the Stanley Cup on home ice combined with Vasilevskiy’s performance in elimination games makes Vasilevskiy a great player prop bet the NHL odds. You can get over 33.5 saves for Vasilevskiy at -122 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Pick: Andrei Vasilevskiy Over 33.5 Saves (-122)


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