The Lightning Can Win You $100 Tonight

After holding serve in Colorado, the Lightning roared back at home in Game 3 to keep this series alive. Tonight's Game 4 has a pick'em line, meaning Vegas expects this to be a close one. Scroll down for our Twitter giveaway, if the Lightning win we're giving away $100 to one person πŸ€‘ (4 min read)

Tonight's parlay is Lightning moneyline vs. Avalanche and Under Six Total Goals. Let us know who you're rocking with in Game 4πŸ‘‡

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Not Done Yet

They say a series isn't over until you win on the road, and the Lightning made sure the Avalanche knew they weren't done just yet. In a must-win Game 3 in Tampa Bay, Steven Stamkos, Ondrej Palat, Andrei Vasilevskiy and the rest of the battle-tested Lightning reminded everyone why they have won the last two Stanley Cup Finals πŸ‘‡

  • After a Game 1 OT win in Colorado, the Avalanche absolutely dismantled the Lightning in their 7-0 Game 2 rout, holding serve on home ice

  • Entering Game 3, the Avs had scored two goals in the first period of both games. While they did score the first goal on Monday night, they were shut down from there forward in the 6-2 loss

  • COL's starting Goalie Darcy Kuemper was pulled in the third period after allowing five goals

This series is obviously far from over (2-1 Avalanche), but Colorado has seen their cup line fall back to the mean with the Lightning carrying all the momentum into tonight's pivotal Game 4 in Tampa. If you're an Avalanche believer, now is a great time to grab a future on them - if they win Game 4 the line will be too big to justify a bet πŸ’°

Stanley Cup Title Odds (subject to change)

  • Colorado Avalanche: -300 (bet $300, win $100)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning: +240 (bet $100, win $240)

Twitter Giveaway: If the Lightning win tonight, we're giving away $100 to one person who follows us and retweets this πŸ‘‡

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What To Expect Tonight

It's honestly pretty insane how dominant the Avalanche have been throughout this postseason. While they finished first in the Western Conference regular season standings, and second overall in points (119) behind the Panthers in the East (122), this playoff run has been unique πŸ†

  • Round 1 vs. Nashville: 4-0 sweep, only one game with less than five goals scored

  • Round 2 vs. St. Louis: 4-2 series win, 3-0 on the road

  • Round 3 vs. Edmonton: 4-0 sweep, scored four or more goals in each game

Fueling this dominance is an insanely balanced attack, led by Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Cale Makar. Those three, with the addition of two other Avs, make up five of the top six of all postseason skaters' total +/- (full list here, seriously check it out), with Connor McDavid at the top 🐐

Tampa clearly has their own championship resume, and the battle I'm continuing to keep an eye on is RW Nikita Kucherov vs. D Cale Makar. While the two play different positions, their lines go up against each other a fair amount, and are two of the better playmakers in the game

  • Kucherov and Makar both have 26 postseason points, the highest of any players still playing

  • Both studs added two more points in Game 3, and I'm looking at Kucherov to pull ahead in tonight's Game 4. Take a look at the lines πŸ‘‡

  • Spread: Lightning -1.5 (+220)

  • Moneyline: EVEN (bet $100, win $100 on either team)

  • O/U: 6 Total Goals

Trivia Question: The Florida Panthers finished the regular season with 122 points, good for the seventh-best record all-time. What decade is the best all-time record from? (answer below)

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For My Parlay Gurus

I'm fired up for this game, and the pick'em moneyline makes it that much more exciting. Vasilevskiy had his best performance of the series on Monday, with 37 saves on 39 shot attempts. Considering the over has hit in all three games so far, and it's sitting at six once again, this might be an unpopular pick...BUT, I'm going with the under and the Lightning tonight. Check it out πŸ‘‡

  • Lightning moneyline vs. Avalanche: -110

  • Under 6 Total Goals Scored: -105

$100 on this bet would win you $273 β€” if we hit, make sure you email [email protected] for a chance to win up to $100*. Many will enter, only some will win πŸ˜‰

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Trivia Answer: The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens are considered the best team of all-time, finishing the season with 132 points, and ultimately beating the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final

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