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Picks for Predators vs. Avalanche in Game 2 of first round in 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs

We go over the moneyline and goal total for the Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of the first round of the 2022 NHL playoffs on Thursday.

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The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche will play in Game 2 of their best-of-seven first round series on Thursday, May 5. Puck drop is 9:37 p.m. ET at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche scored five first-period goals en route to a 7-2 win in Game 1 on Tuesday.

All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Predators vs. Avalanche: Game 2 prediction

Goal Line: Predators +1.5 (+125); Avalanche -1.5 (-145)
Predators: +280
Avalanche: -360
Over/Under: Over 6.5 (-120); Under 6.5 (+100)

Unfortunately for Nashville, it doesn’t look like Juuse Saros will be available for this series and that makes the Predators will struggle to win a game, much less make this series competitive. Colorado scored five goals in a matter of what seemed like two minutes to completely overwhelm Predators replacement goalie David Rittich. The game was expected to be a blowout and lived up to the billing.

The Avalanche got contributions from everyone. Gabe Landeskog, who hadn’t played since early March, had a goal and an assist. Nathan MacKinnon had two goals, Mikko Rantanen had three assists and Cale Makar had a goal and two assists. I think Connor Ingram will and should start in goal for Nashville, but it isn’t going to matter.

Pick: Avalanche -1.5 (-145)

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