Sabres vs. Lightning Prediction

Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 11/29/18, Prediction & Odds

The Buffalo Sabres have won 10 games in a row and are tied for the most points in the NHL through 25 games. Can Buffalo run the streak to 11 tonight in a tough road matchup at the Tampa Bay Lightning?

Game Snapshot

57 Buffalo Sabres at 58 Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Amalie Arena at 7:35PM ET


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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at, the Lightning are a -173 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Sabres are a +150 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Thursday morning, 57 percent of public bets are being placed on host Tampa Bay. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Sabres run streak to 10 games

Buffalo won its 10th straight game and third consecutive by an exact 3-2 score Tuesday night as it downed visiting San Jose in overtime. Jeff Skinner scored the game-winner unassisted in the extra session, his 19th goal of the season. Rasmus Ristolainen scored in the first period on assists from Tage Thompson and Kyle Okposo to give the Sabres (12-8-5) a lead, while Nathan Beaulieu scored in the second period to make it 2-0 before the hosts blew the advantage. Sam Reinhart and Casey Nelson assisted on the second goal.Carter Hutton made 36 saves on 38 shots to record the victory.

Lightning upended by Ducks

Tampa Bay fell at home Tuesday night by a 3-1 count against Anaheim to drop to 17-7-1 on the season. Brayden Point tied it up at 1-1 with his 18th goal of the season at the 1:34 mark of the second period. Nikita Kucherov and Ryan McDonagh assisted on the score. Anaheim proceeded to score twice in the third period to put it away. Louis Domingue suffered the loss as he surrendered three goals on 22 shots.

NHL Betting Trends


The Sabres are 2-7 in their last nine meetings in Tampa Bay. Buffalo is 4-13 in the last 17 meetings overall.

Tampa Bay

The over is 4-1-2 in the last seven Lightning home games. The under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings in Tampa Bay.


The Sabres have been red-hot obviously, but they've been just getting by lately and a matchup at Tampa Bay is far from ideal. I think it all comes crashing down here, at least for one game, and I'm going to roll the dice on the puckline bet as the Lightning are talented enough to take even a hot team to the woodshed on a good night.


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