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Tampa Bay favored by -126 against Buffalo on Tuesday

Buffalo SabresTampa Bay Lightning
March 26, 7:30 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

13-15-4TEAM RECORD13-18-1

The Lightning get a visit from the Buffalo Sabres in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Tampa Bay battles the Sabres, currently with a 13-15-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-11-4 for the Lightning and 16-14-2 for the Sabres.

View Buffalo vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -126 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Lightning, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sabres, who rate a No. 28 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.1 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 18.3% while the Sabres defense kills off 77.6% of their penalties.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canadiens on March 23. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -150 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sabres at Lightning trends to consider:
Buffalo is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Buffalo's last 19 games when playing Tampa Bay
Buffalo is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Tampa Bay
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing Buffalo
Tampa Bay is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo at Florida, Thursday, March 28
Tampa Bay home to New Jersey, Friday, March 29