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Tampa Bay Lightning Visit Buffalo Sabres Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

Tampa Bay Lightning

vs

Buffalo Sabres
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 6:00 PM ET
First Niagara Center

The Buffalo Sabres will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Tampa Bay Lightning invade First Niagara Center on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're backing the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as favorites of -160 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 1.5, depending on the book.

Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Pick

A 3.1-2.4 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

This season the Buffalo Sabres are 14-20-3 overall while the Tampa Bay Lightning are 23-11-4. As for the totals, Buffalo is 17-15-5 on the OU, and Tampa Bay is 20-18. 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. 29 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Lightning sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.

How Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Stats Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.03 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.61 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 8.57% while the Lightning defense kills off 81.97% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Friday, January 2nd
Buffalo home to Florida, Friday, January 2nd

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