Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning 1/9/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 1/8/2015
Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM ET
Amalie Arena in Tampa
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The Buffalo Sabres visit Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay on Friday to take on the Lightning.
The Sabres are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record and are 16-36 in their last 52 vs. the Atlantic Division. Buffalo is 15-38 in their last 53 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. The over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and is 5-0-2 in their last 7 road games.
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The Lightning are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. the Atlantic Division and are 6-1 in their last 7 overall. Tampa Bay is 6-1 in their last 7 vs. the Eastern Conference. The over is 4-0 in the Lightning's last 4 overall and is 4-0 in their last 4 vs. the Eastern Conference.
In head to head matchups, the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings overall. The Sabres are 13-6 in the last 19 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
Buffalo Sabres are 14-27-0 Against the Spread
Buffalo Sabres are 20-14-0 against the Over/Under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 26-16-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 24-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/21/14 LW Marcus Foligno Hand out 3 months
12/18/14 C Torrey Mitchell Lower Body out indefinitely
10/31/14 GO Matt Hackett Knee out indefinitely
01/08/15 RW Brian Gionta Upper Body is downgraded to out indefinitely
01/08/15 RW Drew Stafford Personal is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Carolina
Tampa Bay Lightning
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
01/05/15 D Radko Gudas Knee expected to miss 4 months
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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