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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres – NHL – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Sunday will feature a projected one-sided NHL contest between the home favorite Tampa Bay Lightning (43-20-8, -390 on the moneyline to win) and the Buffalo Sabres (26-36-11, +299 moneyline odds) at 5:00 PM ET.

Lightning vs. Sabres Predictions

Lightning vs. Sabres Betting Odds

Lightning vs Sabres Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Total
Lightning -390 6.5

Lightning vs. Sabres Betting Trends

  • The Lightning have won 67.2% of their games when favored on the moneyline this season (41-20).
  • Tampa Bay has had moneyline odds set at -390 or shorter in just one game this season, and won.
  • The Lightning’s implied moneyline win probability is 79.6% in this contest.
  • The Lightning’s 232 total goals (3.3 per game) rank 10th in the league.
  • The Lightning have given up 199 total goals (2.8 per game), ranking eighth in league play for the fewest goals against.
  • The Sabres have been an underdog in 70 games this season, with 24 upset wins (34.3%).
  • Buffalo is 2-4 when oddsmakers have made them underdogs of +299 or longer on the moneyline.
  • With 200 goals (2.7 per game), the Sabres have the league’s 23rd-ranked offense.
  • The Sabres’ total of 256 goals given up (3.5 per game) is 28th in the league.

Lightning vs. Sabres Over/Under Trends

  • This season, 30 of Tampa Bay’s 71 games have gone over Sunday’s total of 6.5 goals.
  • So far this season, 36 games Buffalo has played finished with over 6.5 goals.
  • These two teams combine for 6.0 goals per game, 0.49 less than the over/under set for this contest.
  • These two teams concede a combined 6.3 goals per game, 0.2 less than this one’s over/under.

Lightning Team Leaders

  • Steven Stamkos: 32 goals and 47 assists
  • Victor Hedman: 19 goals and 49 assists
  • Brayden Point: 27 goals and 27 assists
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy: 35-16-5 record, .917 save percentage, 138 goals allowed

Sabres Team Leaders

  • Tage Thompson: 32 goals and 26 assists
  • Jeff Skinner: 30 goals and 24 assists
  • Rasmus Dahlin: nine goals and 35 assists
  • Craig Anderson: 14-10-2 record, .901 save percentage, 80 goals conceded

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