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Sabres Odds Open as Moneyline Underdog vs Lightning

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 Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning were listed as -183 favorites on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

A 2.3-1.9 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

4-7-0 Buffalo battles the Lightning, currently with a 6-6-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-5-1 for the Sabres and 5-8-1 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Lightning - Sabres odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.33 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.57 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 22.73% while the Lightning defense kills off 78.57% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Red Wings. They lost as -129 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +166 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Saturday, November 7th
Buffalo home to Vancouver, Saturday, November 7th