Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning picks, odds: Who wins Stanley Cup Final Game 6?

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche face off on Sunday at Amalie Arena in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. MST and can be seen on ABC.

Who will win the game?

Check out these odds, picks and predictions for the contest.

The Avalanche are a 1.5-goal favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

Colorado is -115 on the money line and Tampa Bay is -105.

The over/under for the game is set at 5.5 goals.

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Sports Betting Dime: Take the Avalanche on the money line in Game 6 vs. Lightning

Robert Duff writes: "The Lightning are the 17th team in Stanley Cup final history to force a Game 6 when down 3-1 in the series. Only six of those 17 teams (35.3%) were able to get the set to Game 7. Colorado also came home up 3-1 on St Louis for Game 5 of the second round and lost. The Avalanche then went to St Louis and won 3-2 to close out the series."

ESPN: Avalanche 4, Lightning 2

Kristen Shilton writes: "I still think Colorado is the better team. And the Avalanche haven't lost consecutive games in the playoffs. Tampa Bay is impressively resilient. The Lightning really do leave it all on the ice every night and Game 5 showed they are nothing but gutsy. If Colorado can play the entire 60 minutes like it did the final 20 of that game, and if Kuemper can be his best self, the Avalanche should find a way."

ESPN: Avalanche 3, Lightning 2

Greg Wyshynski writes: "My preseries prediction was Avalanche in six, and I'll stick to that. Kuemper has to be better and MacKinnon, Landeskog and Rantanen have to assert much more dominance. I think they will. I like them to win another tightly played game in Tampa and finally raise the Cup again."

June 24: Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche. The Lightning won 3-2 and trail the best-of-seven series 3-2.
June 24: Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche. The Lightning won 3-2 and trail the best-of-seven series 3-2.

Number Fire: Lightning have a 52.6% win probability vs. Avalanche

The site gives Tampa Bay the edge in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against Colorado on Sunday.

Odds Jam: Lightning 4, Avalanche 2

It writes: "The Lightning force a game 7 by winning a hard fought game 6. With their home crowd behind them and the Avalanche’s slowed momentum, the back to back champs have the experience to hold off elimination in Tampa."

The Game Day: Avalanche 3, Lightning 2

Pat Pickens writes: "In hindsight, we should’ve trusted our instincts and given the two-time defending champs more respect than to be blown away in five short games. The Avalanche are awesome, but so too are the Lightning, who have proven themselves a worthy champion by rebounding admirably and resiliently all postseason, including in the wildly entertaining game Friday. But make no mistake, the NHL season will end Sunday, or it had better if you are an Avalanche fan. Colorado will want no part of a seventh game against the champs, especially given the fact we still haven’t seen Vasilevskiy’s best game in this series. Even though he was the No. 3 star in Game 5, his gaffe on Nichushkin’s goal left the door open for Colorado to win the Cup and end Tampa Bay’s bid at a third straight title. Expect another spectacular game, one that may end in overtime. But also expect the night to end with Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog hoisting the Cup over his head."

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