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The division rival Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Stars on March 3. Bettors who backed the Stars at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Blues. They lost as +168 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 34-23-5 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Buffalo:
Team record: 18-35-8 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Next up:
Buffalo at Florida, Friday, March 7
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Saturday, March 8