Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sabres vs Lightning NHL Odds
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(17-6-2) Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (17-7-1)
Date: Thursday, November 29th
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, FL
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Lightning – 208
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Buffalo Sabres are the hottest team in the NHL, winners of 10 straight games and sitting in 1st in the Eastern Conference. The Sabres will be put to the test Thursday however at Tampa Bay where oddsmakers have set the Lightning as -172 favorites on their own ice. 7 of the Sabres wins have come after regulation but how do you go against a team just finding a way to win right now?
The Sabes’ are on the road Thursday night but that shouldn’t be an issue considering they are a solid 8-4-1 away from Buffalo this season. During their 10-game win streak, Buffalo has scored 3+ goals in 8 of those contests. Tampa Bay has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of the last 7 which is why the O/U for this game sits on the high side at 6.
To go along with solid offense led by Jeff Skinner’s 5 goals in 4 games, Buffalo is also winning with great defense. Buffalo has held opponents to 2 goals or less in 7 of the last 8 games. Carter Hutton is in net Thursday and he’s been the winner in 8 straight games. Nobody would blame you for riding the Buffalo +150 line in this game.
Tampa Bay Lightning
So why is Tampa Bay such an obscene favorite in this contest? Well the Lightning are on game 5 of a home stand that they’ve so far gone 3-1 on. TB is outscoring opponents 17-10 during this stretch but did get upended by the Ducks 1-3 on Tuesday. Buffalo has played 3 of 4 at home and both teams are on 1 days rest so fatigue / travel shouldn’t play much of a factor in this one.
Andrei Vasilevskiy is out another month with a foot injury so the Lightning turn to Louis Domingue in net once again. He’s had moderate success winning 5 of the last 7 but he also relies on TB’s 2nd ranked offense in goal scoring a lot for those victories. Domingue has allowed 3+ goals in 5 of the last 7 and he’s faced 34+ shots in four of those games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Sabres are 8-0 their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record
- Sabres are 11-1 in their last 12 overall
- Over is 12-3-1 in Sabres last 16 on 1 days rest
- Over is 4-1-2 in Lightning last 7 home games
- Sabres are 2-7 the last 9 meetings in Tampa Bay
- Sabres are 4-13 the last 17 meetings
Free Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Prediction:
Buffalo is on a heckuva run right now but Tampa Bay is looking at this game as a chance to really flex their muscles. 1 point separates the two teams for 1st place in the Eastern Conference so this is definitely the NHL game of the week. That being said, the value is on the Sabes’ tonight.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Buffalo +150
It’s hard to go against Buffalo right now. The line being so high is probably a trap play for the Sabres but they’re worth a risk on a 10 game win streak.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Buffalo 3 – Tampa Bay 2
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