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Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds Preview with Prediction

The Buffalo Sabres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Lightning in Tampa Bay at Amalie Arena on Thursday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -150 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-2 result in favor of the Sabres. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 19-19-4 so far on the season. The Buffalo Sabres, meanwhile, are 16-15-9. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Tampa Bay go 21-16-5 and the Sabres go 15-21-4 on the totals. 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 Sabres if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.75 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 23.23% while the Sabres defense kills off 73.95% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Flyers on January 10. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -255 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Carolina, Friday, January 13th
Tampa Bay home to Columbus, Friday, January 13th