Lightning vs. Sabres Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres 11/13/18, Prediction & Odds

The Tampa Bay Lightning will head to the road tonight for a matchup against a steadily improving Buffalo Sabres squad. Is Tampa Bay the right team to bet on tonight or will Buffalo take care of business on its home ice?

Game Snapshot

9 Tampa Bay Lightning at 10 Buffalo Sabres

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

KeyBank Center at 7:35PM ET

TV: NBCSN

Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our NBA Odds & Betting Page.

 

Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Lightning are a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Sabres are a +125 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Tuesday morning, 88 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Lightning falter in third period

Tampa Bay allowed four unanswered third-period goals Saturday night as its four-game winning streak ended with a 6-4 home loss to Ottawa. Mathieu Joseph led the way with two goals and an assist. Braydon Coburn contributed a goal and an assist. Victor Hedman scored the other goal. Alex Killorn dished out two assists. Andrei Vasilevskiy surrendered six goals on 34 shots to take the loss. The Lightning dropped to 12-4-1 on the season.

Sabres win shootout versus Canucks

Buffalo won its second contest out of its last three with a 4-3 home shootout victory over Vancouver to move to 9-6-2 on the season. The Sabres trailed 3-1 in the third period until Jeff Skinner scored his 12th goal with 2:27 remaining, followed by the tying goal from Sam Reinhart at the 1:47 mark. Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt both found the back of the net in the shootout, which Buffalo won 2-1. Nathan Beaulieu also scored a goal in the victory, while Rasmus Dahlin and Rasmus Ristolainen each recorded two assists. Carter Hutton made 36 saves on 39 shots to get the win.

NHL Betting Trends

Tampa Bay

The Lightning are 6-0 in their last six Tuesday games. Tampa Bay is 6-1 in its last seven meetings in Buffalo.

Buffalo

The over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings versus the Atlantic Division. Buffalo is 0-4 in its last four games playing on two days of rest.

Prediction:

Buffalo has played good hockey lately, but is facing a Tampa Bay team salty after Saturday's meltdown. Expect to see Vasilevskiy back in strong form as he is one of the NHL's best goaltenders despite the last performance. Tampa Bay has found success in recent years at Buffalo and I don't expect anything different here.

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -145

Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer
Loading...

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Habs vs. Lightning Game 5 Prediction After failing to do so on Monday night, the Lightning will attempt to finish off the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final, this time on their home ice when the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Habs Game 4 Prediction The Lightning will go for a sweep of the Canadiens on Monday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Montreal salvage at least one win the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Canadiens Game 3 Prediction Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals will take place from Montreal on Friday night where the Canadiens will host the Lightning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Down 2-0 in the...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 2 Prediction The Lightning whipped the Canadines in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, while the over also cashed in the series opener. With Game 2 on deck for...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 1 Pick Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final will be held Monday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, where the Lightning will host the Canadiens at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the...

NHL Headlines