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Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds and Pick

Buffalo Sabres

vs

Tampa Bay Lightning
Friday, January 09, 2015 7:30 PM ET
St. Pete Times Forum

Tampa Bay Times Forum hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Friday.

Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Buffalo Sabres opened as 367 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.4-1.3 result in favor of the Lightning today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay will face the 14-25-3 Sabres. In totals betting, the Lightning are 24-18 in over under betting so far this season while the Buffalo Sabres are 20-16-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Buffalo injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rated this week at No. 8 and the Buffalo Sabres sitting at No. 30.

How Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 1-ranked offense (3.29 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.45 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.71% rate while the Sabres have a 74.82% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Hurricanes on January 8. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -214 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Canadiens. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends

Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Buffalo's last 14 games
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Detroit, Tuesday, January 13th
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, Monday, January 12th

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