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NHL HOCKEY

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Buffalo Sabres meet at First Niagara Center.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +188 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Penguins on October 5. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -255 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo:
Team record: 0-3-0 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 11 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 1-1-0 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 11 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games

When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Thursday, October 10
Buffalo home to Columbus, Thursday, October 10