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Avalanche vs Lightning Player Props & Picks for Game 3

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Jun 19, 2022 · 3:38 PM PDT

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy makes a save against Colorado Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichushkin
Jun 18, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) saves the shot attempt by Colorado Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichushkin (13) during the second period in game two of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tampa Bay and Colorado play Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 20th
  • NHL player props are available for Avalanche vs Lightning Game 3
  • Read below for Avalanche vs Lightning Game 3 player props and picks

The Colorado Avalanche have taken a 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final. Game 3 will be played Monday, June 20th at Amalie Arena (8:00 PM EST).

Oddsmakers have released a large selection of NHL player props for Game 3 of Avalanche vs Lightning. Bettors can wager on which players will get on the scoresheet, in addition to over/under props for individual stats.

The table below shows the NHL player props for Game 3. Under the table, find my two best bets for Avalanche vs Lightning.

Avalanche vs Lightning Game 3 Player Props

Lightning vs Avalanche 1+ Goals O/U Shots O/U Points O/U Saves
Nathan MacKinnon +168 4.5 (-138o/+106u) 0.5 (-260o/+192u) N/A
Nikita Kucherov +164 3.5 (+128o/-174u) 1.5 (+178o/-230u) N/A
Steven Stamkos +164 3.5 (+126o/-172u) 0.5 (-190o/+148u) N/A
Mikko Rantanen +180 2.5 (-168/+122u) 0.5 (-260o/+192u) N/A
Brayden Point +198 2.5 (+120o /-164u) 0.5 (-152o/+120u) N/A
Valeri Nichushkin +235 2.5 (-168o/+122u) 0.5 (-138o/+108u) N/A
Gabriel Landeskog +240 2.5 (-174o/+128u) 0.5 (-168o/+132u) N/A
Ondrej Palat +245 OFF 0.5 (-132o/+104u) N/A
Corey Perry +285 OFF OFF N/A
Cale Makar +290 2.5 (-180o/+130u) 0.5 (-215o/+164u) N/A
Alex Killorn +300 1.5 (-148o/+112u) 0.5 (+132o/-168u) N/A
Anthony Cirelli +320 OFF 0.5 (+120o/-154u) N/A
Nicholas Paul +320 OFF 0.5 (+140o/-180u) N/A
Ross Colton +320 OFF OFF N/A
Artturi Lehkonen +330 OFF 0.5 (+106o/-134u) N/A
Victor Hedman +390 2.5 (-132o/-102u) 0.5 (-156o/+124u) N/A
Devon Toews +390 1.5 (-180o/+130u) 0.5 (-128o/+100u) N/A
Bowen Byram OFF OFF 0.5 (+156o/-200u) N/A
Mikhail Sergachev OFF OFF 0.5 (+156o/-200u) N/A
Andrei Vasilevskiy N/A N/A N/A OFF
Darcy Kuemper N/A N/A N/A OFF

Odds as of June 19th at FanDuel Sportsbook.

 

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Pick #1: Valeri Nichushkin Anytime Goalscorer 

Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin is a good bet to light the lamp in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Nichushkin has arguably been the best player in the series so far but only has the sixth-best odds to score in the Avalanche vs Lightning player props.

Nichushkin has scored three goals in the first two games of the Cup Final while recording 11 shots on goal. Considering his shots on goal total for Game 3 is only listed at 2.5, taking the over on his shots prop at -168 is also a good bet in the NHL odds.

There’s value on Nichushkin player props due to the series shifting to Tampa Bay. Oddsmakers have made Colorado less of a favorite in the Game 3 Avalanche vs Lightning odds due to the Bolts having home-ice advantage.

The Avs are 7-0 on the road in the playoffs, however, and have dominated the Bolts so far. Scoring chances are 68-35 in favor of Colorado through two games. In Game 2, Nichushkin was on the ice for 13 shots attempts and none against.

Nichushkin is somewhat of a streaky scorer who tends to score in bunches. He has five goals in his past four games and isn’t hesitating to shoot the puck. Take advantage of his value in the NHL odds and bet the over on his Game 3 player props.

Picks: Val Nichushkin Anytime Goalscorer (+235), Val Nichushkin Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (-168)

Pick #2: Mikhail Sergachev Over 0.5 Points

The Lightning are in a virtual must-win situation in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Considering how dominant the Avalanche have been, it’s hard to envision the Bolts beating them three straight times. The 2022 Stanley Cup odds already heavily favor Colorado.

After getting embarrassed 7-0 in Game 2, the Lightning should respond with a better effort in Game 3. One of their top defenseman Mikhail Sergachev is among the best value bets in the Avalanche vs Lightning player props.

Sergachev leads the Lightning with seven shot attempts through two games of the Final. He scored in Game 1 and has fired three shots on goal in all but one of his past four playoff games. The Russian d-man should get in on the Game 3 scoring on home ice.

Aside from his shot volume, Sergachev’s player prop value comes from his ice time and power play exposure. The 23-year-old has averaged 21:71 of ice time in the Cup Final, including almost two minutes with the man advantage.

Sergachev has four assists in eight playoff games at Amalie Arena and should pick up a helper or two as the Bolts respond after an ugly loss. Bet over 0.5 on Sergachev’s points in the Avalanche vs Lightning odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Pick: Mikhail Sergachev Over 0.5 Points (+156)

 

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