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Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Preview with Pick

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay battle on Saturday at Amalie Arena as the Lightning try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Buffalo Sabres opened as 248 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.7-1.7 result in favor of the Lightning today. 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 3-2-0 so far on the season. The Buffalo Sabres, meanwhile, are 1-3-0. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Tampa Bay go 2-2-1 and the Sabres go 1-2-1 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 Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 7-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 21 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Sabres have a 63.64% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Panthers on October 15. Bettors who backed the Panthers at -186 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 5-3 loser at home against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at +144 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 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Buffalo's last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Toronto, Wednesday, October 21st
Tampa Bay at Nashville, Tuesday, October 20th