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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Pick and Betting Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo at KeyBank Center on Saturday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Buffalo Sabres in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 127 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.6-1.9 victory for the Lightning. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres sport a record of 27-26-11 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Lightning sit at 29-26-8 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-30-6 for the Sabres and 30-26-7 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 12-rated Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the No. 16-rated Buffalo Sabres in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.53 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.84 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 22.8% while the Lightning defense kills off 79.9% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Penguins on March 03. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -178 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo was a 6-3 winner in its last match at home against the Coyotes. They won as favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to New York, Monday, March 6th
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 5th