Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL odds
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
The visiting Lightning hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at First Niagara Center against the Buffalo Sabres.
The Sabres currently sports a record of 5-2. The Lightning are 3-3-2. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 3-4-1 against the number.
The visitors opened as +-180 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 10-rated Lightning taking on the No. 7-rated Sabres in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 11-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 18.2% rate while the Lightning have a 82.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Buffalo was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They lost as -109 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Buffalo are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few Lightning at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games when playing Buffalo
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Buffalo's last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Buffalo is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Nashville, Thursday, October 27
Buffalo home to Columbus, Thursday, October 27