May 5, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) reacts to his overtime winning goal with center Nico Sturm (78) against the Nashville Predators in game two of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
- The Colorado Avalanche take on the Nashville Predators on Saturday, May 7th
- Colorado is listed as road favorites in game 3 in the Avalanche vs Predators odds
- Read below for Avalanche vs Predators Game 3 odds, predictions and best NHL pick
Music City gets set to host game 3 between the Colorado Avalanche and the Nashville Predators on Saturday, May 7th. It’s an afternoon affair with the puck drop scheduled for 4:30 pm ET at Bridgestone Arena.
The Avalanche open as -230 home favorites in the game 3 Avalanche vs Predators odds. With a win, Colorado would go up 3-0 and take a stranglehold on the series.
Let’s take a look at the Avalanche vs Predators odds and offer you our best NHL bet.
Avalanche vs Predators Odds Game 3
|Colorado Avalanche||-230||-1.5 (+114)||O 6.5 (-124)|
|Nashville Predators||+190||+1.5 (-137)||U 6.5 (-103)|
Odds as of May 6th at Barstool Sportsbook.
Rookie netminder Connor Ingram did all he could to put the Predators in a position to even the series in Game 2, but after a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss, Nashville have been made +190 moneyline underdogs for Game 3, giving them an implied win probability of just 34.48% to get one back.
Predators Big Home Underdogs in Game 3
Things are not looking for the Predators. After going down 2-0 in the series they now have the longest Western Conference odds of any team.
While Ingram stood on his head to give Nashville a chance in game 2, it’s another rookie, and a contender in the Calder Trophy odds during certain points of the season, that the Predators would welcome more production from.
— NHL (@NHL) May 6, 2022
Tanner Jeannot had 24 goals during the regular season, to lead all rookies, but hasn’t found the net once in his last 14 games stretching back to the regular season. With the Preds having netted just three goals in the first two games, Music City is desperately hoping Jeannot can break his goalless streak.
Avalanche Proving Oddsmakers Right in Stanley Cup Odds
It’s been building in Colorado. This team is stacked and primed to lift Lord Stanley’s silver chalice and that’s why they’ve been made favorites in the 2022 Stanley Cup odds.
Why Colorado will win the Cup.*
— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) April 30, 2022
They boasted four players in the top 20 in NHL scoring during the season with multiple guys being considered in the Hart Trophy odds throughout the year.
They’ve had six different players score in the first two games of the series led by Nathan MacKinnon with three and Norris Trophy odds favorite Cale Makar also netting a pair.
ALL. HAIL. CALE. 🥬
— NHL (@NHL) May 6, 2022
The Avs did lose their last four road games of the season, but it seems like they were leaving some extra gas in the tank for the postseason.
Avalanche vs Predators Recent Results
|05/05/2022||COL 2 – NAS 1 (OT)||COL||NAS||Under|
|05/03/2022||COL 7 – NAS 2||COL||COL||Over|
|04/28/2022||COL 4 – NAS 5 (SO)||NAS||NAS||Over|
|01/11/2022||NAS 5 – COL 4 (OT)||NAS||NAS||Over|
|12/16/2021||NAS 5 – COL 2||NAS||NAS||Over|
The Predators can take some confidence in the fact they defeated Colorado both times they met at Bridgestone Arena during the regular season.
Avalanche vs Predators Game 3 Pick
While the score was settled in overtime in game 2, the Avalanche carried the play, outshooting the Predators 50-26.
Juuse Saros status for game 3 remains up in the air, but he can’t play much better than Ingram did in goal for Nashville in game 2.
Asked if Juuse Saros could return when the series transitions to Nashville, John Hynes said, “I wouldn’t rule it out at this point.” Saros is skating without pads.
— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) May 5, 2022
The Avalanche are hoping a game 3 win will propel them to a first round series sweep like they did to the St. Blues last year.
While expectations are that Colorado takes game 3, the Avalanche vs Predators Saturday NHL odds aren’t really good value for the Avs on the moneyline at -230.
Instead, expect the nets to be filled similar to game 1. The last two times these teams played in Nashville, they hit the over on both occasions. Also, Nashville will be extremely determined to show more offense than they did in the first two games. Bet over 6.5 goals with odds of -124 at Barstool Sportsbook.
Pick: Over 6.5 (-124)
George has had a lifelong love affair with sports and studying sports statistics since he was a kid. He graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and has worked in the sports & media industry ever since in various roles from writer to producer.