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Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds Preview with Prediction

Buffalo Sabres

vs

Tampa Bay Lightning
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 7:30 PM ET
St. Pete Times Forum

The Tampa Bay Lightning get a visit from the Buffalo Sabres in NHL Betting Odds action on Tuesday.

Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're backing the visiting Buffalo Sabres in this one, they Sabres listed earlier today as underdogs of 342 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Computer Prediction: Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-1.7 victory for the Lightning. 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

The Buffalo Sabres will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 19-39-5 this season, while the Lightning are 38-20-6. Buffalo is 27-29-7 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 36-28. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Sabres - Lightning odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is 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 (3.28 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.37 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 17.41% rate while the Sabres have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sabres were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -267 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They lost as -185 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends

Buffalo is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 12 games
Buffalo is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Ottawa, Friday, March 6th
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Thursday, March 5th

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