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Tampa Bay Lightning Face the Buffalo Sabres: NHL Odds and Betting Stats

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

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-1.3 result in favor of 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 5-7-4 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Lightning sit at 10-6-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-11-1 for the Sabres and 7-8-2 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 23 (Buffalo Sabres) and the No. 11 (Tampa Bay Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 30-ranked offense (1.88 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.65 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 20.83% rate while the Lightning have a 84.31% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -116 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Sabres were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -202 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 11 games
  • Buffalo is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, Saturday, November 19th
Buffalo home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 19th