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Moneyline Favors the Buffalo Sabres in Battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning – Betting Odds and Pick

Tampa Bay Lightning


Buffalo Sabres
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 7:30 PM ET
First Niagara Center

The visiting Tampa Bay Lightning hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at First Niagara Center against the Buffalo Sabres.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Buffalo Sabres as -115 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 1.5 at 5Dimes for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.7-1.6 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.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 17-6-2 this season, while the Sabres are 8-14-2. Tampa Bay is 16-9 on the totals; Buffalo is 8-12-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Buffalo Sabres sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Lightning sit at a No. 6 on the same chart.

How Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 30-ranked offense (1.79 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.68 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 7.25% rate while the Lightning have a 79.52% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Rangers on December 1. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +270 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Buffalo is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games at home
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Buffalo, Thursday, December 4th