Tampa Bay Lightning: Colorado Avalanche
Puck line Colorado -1.5
Moneyline: Tampa Bay (-110), Colorado (-110)
Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer:To score a point (-135)
After hitting in Game 3, there's no reason to not run it back. Palat scored 14 points this postseason and has earned a point in nine Lightning home games. His line withAnd The team was able to escape Nathan MacKinnon's line during Game 3 and thrived. You can expect more in Game 4.
Wyshynski: Lightning vs. Avalanche First period over (-130)
It's a pick'em game, I believe. My goal is to make the difference: I prefer 1.5 goals for the first period. It was successful in all three games. Colorado has over-run in 54% their playoff games. These teams' most important asset is the start. After the first period, the Lightning lead 7-1. The Avalanche are now 6-1. Both teams will be going after it against two goalies, who haven’t exactly kept the bacon out of the bowl this series.
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Sachin Chandan, ESPN Betting editor:Win or draw any period +210
I'm a “ride it out” type of gambler, and Tampa Bay's win in Game 3 has restored faith in me. The Lightning won the first 2 periods and then drew the 3rd 0-0. This series has seen the home team be strong in every game. I believe Tampa will win the series. However, this prop is a better value than betting on the moneyline and comes with an additional risk.
Chandan:More than.5 total aids (-135)
Although the Avalanche scored only two goals in Game 3, both were on the power play, and both had the Norris Trophy winner receiving a helper. Makar was on the ice for 71% Colorado's powerplay time this series. Makar could be an option if the Avs achieve a power-play goal.