Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

The Tampa Bay Lightning, spearheaded by Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov, are prepared to take the ice against Jeff Skinner, Jack Eichel, the Buffalo Sabres at the KeyBank Center in a divisional tilt. The opening face-off takes place at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, and you can catch the game live on NBC Sports Network.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres Odds

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Tampa Bay (+125) is currently the underdog to Tampa Bay (-145) and the Over/Under (O/U) has been placed at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total stand at -115 for the over and -105 on the under.

Tampa Bay is 12-5 straight up (SU) and has netted 2.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 17 regular season matches, eight of its games have gone over the total, while another eight have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2018-19 Lightning team is 5-2 SU on the road.

Tampa Bay has converted on 24.2 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked fourth overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 87.7 percent of all penalties..

Sporting a .927 save percentage and 29.4 saves per game, Andrei Vasilevskiy (9-4-1) has been the primary option in goal for Tampa Bay this season. If it chooses to rest him, however, Tampa Bay might roll with Louis Domingue (3-1), who has a .885 save percentage and 3.77 goals against average this year.

On the other side of the ice, Buffalo is 9-8 straight up (SU) and has earned 2.3 units for moneyline bettors this season. 10 of its outings have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 5-3 SU at home this year.

The Sabres have converted on just 18.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.5 percent of all penalties.

Carter Hutton has stopped 27.1 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Sabres. Hutton has six wins, seven losses, and one overtime loss and has registered a pedestrian 2.78 goals against average and a .912 save percentage this year.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres Betting Picks

NHL Tip: SU Winner – Sabres, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in three of their last five outings.
  • Tampa Bay has managed 31.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Buffalo has been attempting 36.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Tampa Bay skaters have accounted for the league’s sixth-most hits per game (24.7).