Avalanche Vs Lightning Game 3 Odds: Bettors Pounding Avalanche, Over

Colorado Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichushkin (13) celebrates an assist for a score against the Calgary Flames at Ball Arena.
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How do you bounce back from a beatdown that savage? Tampa Bay will have to figure it out if they want any hope of winning the Stanley Cup. Coming back from an 0-3 hole to a sharp Colorado team feels more daunting than asking Lightning players to put on Rays’ uniforms and beat the Yankees…while still wearing skates.

The good news is Tampa Bay returns to Florida, where they’re 7-1 in the postseason. The bad news is the Avs haven’t lost a road playoff game. Good luck, Bolts. You’ll need it.

Props.com has the full breakdown of Avalanche vs Lightning Game 3 odds and action with a full betting preview.

Avalanche Vs Lightning Game 3 Odds

Colorado Avalanche
-110-260 (+1.5)Over 6 (+100)-600
Tampa Bay Lightning-110+220 (-1.5)Under 6 (-120)+450

Odds via DraftKings and updated as of 12:30 p.m. ET on June 19.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (8 p.m. ET/ABC)

Best-of-7 series: Colorado leads 2-0.

Playoff results to date: Tampa Bay 12-7 overall (7-1 home); Colorado 14-2 overall (7-0 road).

Game 2 betting recap: The Avs closed as -145 favorites and rewarded bettors with a sweat-free night. The total of 6 didn’t stand a chance with Colorado covering it by themselves. The Over is 2-0 in the series.

Key Injuries

Colorado Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano returned in Game 2, took 22 shifts, and notched two assists. So his hand would appear to be fine. Center Nazim Kadri remains day-to-day. The Avs are doing all of this without the guy who had the third-most regular season points on the team.

Tampa Bay Lightning: None.

Man Advantage

Valeri Nichuskin is 18 of 23 to go O2.5 shots on goal

According to BetPrep, Colorado’s Valeri Nichushkin is 18 out of his last 23 to beat 2.5 shots on goal. You have to lay significant -160 juice but at this point are you really interested in betting any Avs players to go Under much of anything?

Betting Nuggets

  • COL is 7-0 as a favorite
  • TBL is 7-0 at home
  • COL is 5-2 on the puckline on the road
  • TBL is 13-2 as home ‘dogs
  • COL is 7-0 on the road
  • COL is 5-2 as away favorites
  • Under is 10-2 in Tampa Bay’s last 12
  • Over is 7-3 in Colorado’s last 10

Avalanche vs Lightning Game 3 Odds & Action

Over 6 has 70 percent of the bets and 59 percent of the money.


UPDATE 6:30 P.M ET MONDAY: We’ve seen a slight shift toward the Lightning with the moneyline price going to -115 Tampa as both the money and tickets have basically evened out. 51% of the bets on the Avs and 49% of the cash. The puckline has also tightened somewhat. Lightning are -1.5 (+215) now, drawing 47% of the tickets and 42% of the handle. The total hasn’t budged, but the Under money is rolling in. The Over is still pulling down 70% of the bets, but now only has 59% of the money.

UPDATE 11:50 A.M. ET MONDAY: The game remains a pick ’em but the Lightning money has started coming in. Colorado is now drawing 55% of tickets and 56% of the handle. On the puckline, there’s been no movement on Tampa Bay -1.5 (+225), though the Bolts have now gathered 52% of the bets and 36% of the dough. The total is holding steady at 6 with the juice still at -120 to the Under. But 71% of the action is on the Over, bringing 78% of the money with it.

UPDATE 12:30 P.M. ET SUNDAY: DraftKings opened the game as a pick ‘em, -110 each way. In the first 20 minutes the line bobbled between Tampa Bay -115 to Colorado -115, but returned to a pick Sunday morning. The early take is 65% of the tickets and 63% of the money on the Avs.

On the puckline, the Lightning -1.5 opened at +220. There was a brief blip to Colorado -1.5 +240 that lasted all of seven minutes. Tampa Bay has been stable at +225 since noon Sunday, but there aren’t many takers. The Bolts have 37% of the wagers and 23% of the cash.

We’ve got another total of 6 with the juice at -120 to the Under, and bettors are snatching up even-money on the Over with 81% of bets and 89% of the handle.

Check back prior to puck drop of Game 3 for additional Lightning vs. Avalanche odds and action updates.