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Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The Buffalo Sabres and the Tampa Bay Lightning will meet on the ice at Amalie Arena on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.

Oddsmakers opened the Lightning as -196-moneyline favorites versus the Sabres, while the game's total opened at 6.5.

The Lightning were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +117 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -217 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team record: 27-28-4 SU
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games
Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 32-24-5 SU
Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo home to Vegas Saturday, March 2
Tampa Bay home to Montreal Saturday, March 2