NHL Picks: Sabres vs Lightning

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As the Sabres hit the road, their next challenge awaits them in the Lightning’s home stadium. The question looms: which team will emerge victorious? In this NHL Picks: Sabres vs Lightning article, I will give you the best picks and all the information about both teams.

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Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning

In the rollercoaster ride that is the NHL season, the Sabres find themselves with a record of 38-37-6. Despite a valiant effort, their recent performance of only five wins in the last 10 outings will see them settling for a sixth-place finish in the fiercely competitive Atlantic Division. Sadly, their playoff dreams will remain unfulfilled this season, primarily due to an offense that has faltered, averaging a modest 2.96 goals per game. While the offensive line has stumbled, a silver lining emerges in the form of a stalwart defense, holding pponents at bay with a commendable 2.98 goals allowed per game.

Conversely, the Tampa Bay Lightning stand tall with a commendable 44-28-8 record, securing the coveted top wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with six victories in their last 10 contests. Their journey to postseason glory has been powered by an electrifying offense, igniting the playoff push with an impressive 3.50 goals per game. However, amidst the offensive fireworks, cracks appear in the defensive line, struggling to contain opponents and allowing an uncharacteristic 3.24 goals per game.


This is a picture of the Lightning against the Sabres for the NHL picks article
Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning
SportsbookBuffalo Sabres Moneyline OddsTampa Bay Lightning Moneyline Odds
PowerPlay Sports+138-175
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.
SportsbookBuffalo Sabres Puck Line OddsTampa Bay Lightning Puck Line Odds
BetOBet(-196) +1.5(+131) -1.5
iBet(-172+1.5(+140) -1.5
PowerPlay Sports(-188) +1.5(+138) -1.5
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.

How the game will play out

With the Lightning hosting the game at their home arena, my prediction leans heavily towards them securing the victory.

My pick: The Tampa Bay Lightning to win this game.

Buffalo Sabres Injury Report

  • Mattias Samuelsson

Tampa Bay Lightning Injury Report

  • Haydn Fleury
  • Tyler Motte
  • Jonas Johansson
  • Mikhail Sergachev
  • Logan Brown

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About the Author

João Pedro Freitas

João Pedro Freitas has been working in online gambling since 2022, being the most recent addition to the team. He loves to write sports articles and likes to analyse all kinds of sports, especially soccer and UFC. João focuses on writing content and creating strategies to ensure that the team is up to date on all Canadian and American sports.