Stanley Cup Game 4 Best Bets: The 5 Most Popular Bets for Lightning vs Avalanche

Tonight is Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche. Here's the five most popular bets from the public on Game 4.
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After falling behind 2-0 on the road and losing an embarrassing Game 2, the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home needing a win. Their team responded well as they would go on to win 6-2 on home ice to get themselves back in the series.

Now, Jon Cooper's team has a chance to tie the series up at 2-2. Will they come away with another win at home or instead will the Colorado Avalanche head back to home ice with a chance to close out the back-to-back defending champions. Let's get into the most popular bets for the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche.

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Avalanche ML +100 (Bet $100 to win $100)

Avalanche ML+10065%54%
Lightning ML-12035%46%

65% of the handle is on the Colorado Avalanche to win Game 3. Since the playoffs started, the Avalanche have not lost back-to-back games. You have to go back to the final two games of the regular season to find a time when Colorado lost back-to-back games. Still, the two-time defending champions aren't going to give in without a fight. I'd expect Steven Stamkos and company to come out and have their team ready to go.

Over 6 Goals

Over 670%86%
Under 630%13%

87% of the bets may seem like a high number but it should be 100%. I can't believe there are 13% of the gambling public putting money on the under with these two teams, it's insane. The goal totals in the first three games have been 7, 7, and 8. This is the number three offense in the league against the number eight offense in the NHL. These teams score, and Andrei Vasilevskiy in net has looked very uncomfortable. I don't see the goals slowing down anytime soon.

Ross Colton Under 1.5 Shots on Goal -105 (Bet $105 to win $100)

An under? Yes, Ross Colton has gone 11 straight games without a goal and over that stretch he has just 13 shots. If you want to look specifically at the last seven games, Colton has not recorded more than one shot in any of them. Getting this at near even money is pretty solid value.

Nathan MacKinnon Over 4.5 Shots on Goal -130 (Bet $130 to win $100)

Nathan MacKinnon is pretty much the opposite of Ross Colton. All this guy does is put shots on goal. In his last six games, he has cleared this prop five times including the last time out in Game 3. The offense usually goes as MacKinnon goes and it's very rare that he has an off night.

Cale Makar Over 2.5 Shots on Goal -200 (Bet $200 to win $100)

Cale Makar is one of the best defensemen in the entire league. His point production and offense from the blue line is impressive at his age and he's only getting better. He's gone over this number four of his last five contests and if the Avalanche go on the power play, he might hit this number fairly early tonight.

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OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.


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