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NHL betting line favors Sabres over Lightning

Buffalo SabresTampa Bay Lightning
Oct 22, 7:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

5-1-0TEAM RECORD2-3-2

Buffalo pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Lightning bats in hockey action at St. Pete Times Forum.

The Lightning currently sports a record of 2-3-2. The Sabres are 5-1. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 3-3-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 2-4 against the number.

View Buffalo vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Lightning as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Lightning and the No. 2-ranked Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 7-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.7 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 15.4% rate while the Sabres have a 90.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -140 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Islanders. They won as -135 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Sabres at Lightning trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Buffalo is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games when playing Buffalo
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, October 25