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Tampa Bay Lightning

Buffalo Sabres
1-1-0 October 08, 2013, 07:30 PM | First Niagara Center 0-3-0

The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday in NHL betting action at First Niagara Center.

The Sabres are 0-3-0 so far on the season. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 1-1-0. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 0-3 and the Lightning go 0-2 on the totals.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

The Lightning were listed as 114 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

This game puts the Sabres, most recently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Lightning, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

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.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 0.67 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 0% while the Lightning defense kills off 87.5% of their penalties.

A few Lightning at Sabres trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games at home
Buffalo is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Florida, Thursday, October 10th
Buffalo at Columbus, Thursday, October 10th