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DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 05: Nico Sturm #78, Cale Makar #8 and Devon Toews #7 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate a goal by Makar against the Nashville Predators in overtime during Game Two of the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena at Ball Arena on May 05, 2022 in Denver, Colorado.. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by MATTHEW STOCKMAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar scored the game-winning goal in overtime during Thursday’s 2-1 Game 2 victory over the Nashville Predators.

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The Avalanche now have a 2-0 lead in the first-round series and are favored at -5000 to advance to Round 2 at DraftKings Sportsbook and -4500 at FanDuel Sportsbook. Additionally, Caesars Sportsbook has a Colorado sweep listed at just +120.

Colorado was a huge favorite to beat the Predators prior to the start of the series with Caesars listing the best number at -600, whereas FanDuel and DraftKings each hung -650.

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Makar has been dominant to start the series with two goals and two assists, and he also registered 12 shots in the Game 2 win. It shouldn’t be surprising considering he’s paced all defensemen in points per 60 minutes during the regular season since entering the league three years ago.

His underlying statistics also jump off the page through two games against the Preds. Makar has racked up 28 shot attempts and nine scoring chances while driving possession and offense at five-on-five with a 66.3 Corsi For percentage and 63.9 expected goals for percentage.

Makar’s Conn Smythe Award odds have dropped from +2000 to +1400 at Caesars and +2000 to +1300 at DraftKings. FanDuel currently has the Conn Smythe market off the board.

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The Avalanche were the consensus favorites to win the Western Conference and the Stanley Cup leading into the postseason, and their odds have dwindled after just two games.

Bookmakers aren’t taking a chance of leaving too much value for potential Avalanche bettors, as the current odds at FanDuel have an implied probability of 41.7% Colorado will win the Western Conference and  23.8% Colorado will win the Stanley Cup.

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