The dynasty is on the ropes. The puck drops for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Friday night and with one more win, the Colorado Avalanche (who lead the series 3-1) can eliminate Tampa Bay. The Lightning, who have won the last two Stanley Cup trophies, are down to their last gasp.
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Lightning vs. Avalanche Game 5 betting lines
At present, DraftKings Sportsbook has Colorado as -190 on the moneyline. Tampa Bay is +160. The over/under is set at 6. Find updated odds below.
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The Avalanche are red hot heading into Game 5
Tampa Bay faces a formidable task in its effort to fight back in the series. The Avalanche are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and are at home on Friday night (television coverage begins at 8 p.m on ABC). Colorado center Nathan Mackinnon has also been playing at a high level, with seven goals and five assists in the last 10 games.
In Game 4 in Tampa, the Avalanche scored a somewhat controversial goal in overtime to steal a 3-2 win and take firm control of the series.
Now, the Colorado fans can almost sense the Stanley Cup victory, pushing ticket prices to an average of $1,375 for Game 5, according to ESPN.
Will the Stanley Cup be raised tonight?
Perhaps Game 5 on Friday night is the perfect place to start your wagers. Colorado enters the contest just a win away from lifting the storied Stanley Cup. The fans will be at a fever pitch.
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The Lightning, however, will have to beat the odds to stay alive for Game 6.
Tampa Bay has no more room for error.
The dynasty is on the ropes.
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