Game 2 of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Final is set to get underway as the Colorado Avalanche host the Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite there only being two teams left to square off this season, there are still a couple of great angles to attack in the prop betting market.
Below, I give out my two best NHL player prop bets for Saturday.
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Lightning vs. Avalanche Game 2: Top Stanley Cup Final Prop Bet Odds & Picks
Andrei Vasilevskiy Over 33.5 Saves (-125)
Going over this total in Game 1, Andrei Vasilevskiy should be a great candidate to do so once again in Game 2. Vasilevskiy had an off night in that game and still went over this number as he allowed four goals on 38 shots, posting a mere 0.895 save percentage.
Posting -0.52 goals saved above expected (GSAx), we should see some positive regression from Vasilevskiy. This postseason, Vasilevskiy boasts a 0.926 save percentage and +0.67 GSAx per 60 minutes.
Additionally, Colorado peppers shots on opponents so Vasilevskiy should have a chance to get to this number even if he has another off game. Opposing goaltenders have gone over this number in each of Colorado’s last six games.
Ross Colton Under 1.5 Shots on Goal (+105)
If the game script plays out like how I mentioned above and Colorado continues to control the offensive zone, that means that the Lightning will obviously have fewer shots on goal by default. We saw this play out in Game 1 as the Lightning only mustered 23 shots on goal, and I do not expect them to positively regress much higher than that as they will be on the road once again in Game 2.
If we are fading any Tampa Bay skaters to go under their shot total, Ross Colton is the best option. Colton has now gone under this total in five straight games and in nine of his last 14 playoff appearances (64%).
Including Wednesday’s Game 1, Colton has gone under this total in all three of his games against the Avalanche this season. With one of the best defenses in the league, the Avalanche should be able to limit Tampa Bay’s offense once again in Game 2 on home ice.
Best of luck!
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