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3 Best Prop Bets for Lightning vs Avalanche NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 2 on FanDuel Sportsbook (June 18)

Devon Platana
Three best Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche prop bets for NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 2 on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Three best Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche prop bets for NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 2 on Saturday, June 18, 2022. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Saturday's NHL Stanley Cup Final slate includes an exciting Game 2 showdown between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists the Avalanche as -160 home favorites on the moneyline over the Lightning.

Here are three of the best prop bets for the Lightning-Avalanche game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Lightning vs Avalanche Player Props

1. Gabriel Landeskog - Goals: Over 0.5 (+174)

The Avalanche walked out of Game 1 with the victory and part of that had to do with team captain Gabriel Landeskog opening up the game with a goal. The 29-year-old Swede has made it a habit of scoring in front of the Ball Arena crowd, notching seven goals over his last 10 home games. That includes scoring a goal in four of his last five home contests. Landeskog is a part of the Avalanche's heart and soul, and it wouldn't be surprising if he found the back of the net again in Game 2.

2. Ryan McDonough - Blocked Shots: Over 2.5 (-154)

Veteran defenseman Ryan McDonough has played a key role in the Lightning's third straight trip to the Stanley Cup Final. He's been trusted in countless defensive situations and isn't afraid to throw his body in front of the puck, as proven by his 54 blocked shots in 18 postseason games. While recording three blocked shots may seem like a lot, that's what McDonough is averaging this postseason. In fact, he's hit the over on this prop in three of his last four games and 11 times overall this postseason. With the Avalanche's ability to pepper opponents with shots, look for McDonough to be busy.

3. Cale Makar - Record 2+ Points (+188)

The Lightning did something in Game 1 that's rarely happened in the playoffs: they held Cale Makar pointless. Don't expect that to happen again, though, as Colorado's superstar defender has been held without a point in back-to-back games only once this postseason. After his last game being held off the scoresheet, Makar responded with a five-point effort to eliminate the Edmonton Oilers last round. The Avalanche have a great opportunity to go up 2-0 over the Lightning, leading to Makar having a more productive night than he did in Game 1.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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