Colorado Avalanche players celebrate while leaving the ice after their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game four of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports.
Colorado Avalanche players celebrate while leaving the ice after their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game four of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports.

2022 NHL Stanley Cup: Updated Series Betting Odds Before Game 5

Game 4 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final lived up to the hype.

The Colorado Avalanche earned a road win with a 3-2 decision in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Colorado, which leads 3-1, is now one win away from capturing its first Cup since 2001. And the Avalanche have a chance to do it at home in Game 5.

Here’s a look at the updated market for series prices and what to make of it ahead of Friday’s Game 5. Remember to view our sportsbook promotions for more details on new offers and bonuses.

Series Odds

Latest odds (as of June 23)

  • Colorado -1400

  • Tampa Bay +800

Odds before Game 4

  • Colorado -310

  • Tampa Bay +255

Odds before Game 3

  • Colorado -625

  • Tampa Bay +450

Odds before Game 2

  • Colorado -270

  • Tampa Bay +220

Odds before Game 1

  • Colorado -190

  • Tampa Bay +155

Schedule

  • Game 5: Lightning at Avalanche — Friday, June 24

  • Game 6: Avalanche at Lightning — Sunday, June 26

  • Game 7: Lightning at Avalanche — Tuesday, June 28

Making Sense Of New Odds

I’ve been beating the drum to bet on the Avalanche wrapping up this series in five games for several days now. You could have bet on Colorado to win this series, 4-1, for a price of +200 at WynnBET ahead of the team’s road win in Game 4. But the series handicap has yet to be updated at our online sportsbook.

Looking at the odds for Friday’s Game 4, Colorado is now -170 on the moneyline. As for the puck line, the Avalanche -1.5 is +150. It is clear that our oddsmakers expect the Avalanche to finish the job on Friday.

Maybe this entire series could have been different if Wednesday’s overtime went the other way. While it is never a good idea to count out the two-time champions, it seems difficult to justify betting on Tampa Bay to overcome a 3-1 deficit.

I would rather bet on Colorado’s moneyline price for the next game and start looking ahead to 2023 Stanley Cup odds. WynnBET released its NBA championship odds just days after the 2021-22 season ended, so keep an eye on that NHL market this summer.

Enjoy the final days of the 2021-22 NHL season!