Saturday, October 10, 2015
First Niagara Center
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -185 and the Sabres at +165. The over/under has been set at 5.
The Tampa Bay Lightning finished last season with a 50 - 24 record. They scored 108 points and 262 goals while giving up 211 goals. They had 282 power play opportunities and scored 53 powerplay goals for a 18.79 powerplay percentage. They attempted 3159 shots on goal and surrendered 3016 shots. Their overall save percentage was 0.91.
The Buffalo Sabres finished last season with a 23 - 51 record. They scored 54 points and 161 goals while giving up 274 goals. They had 224 power play opportunities and scored 30 powerplay goals for a 13.39 powerplay percentage. They attempted 1984 shots on goal and surrendered 2920 shots. Their overall save percentage was 0.91.
The Lightning are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. the Atlantic and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. the Eastern Conference. They are 36-17 in their last 53 vs. a team with a losing record, 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games.
The under is 5-0 in the Lightning last 5 overall, 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. The under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 day rest and 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is also 15-5-1 in their last 21 road games and 10-4-3 in their last 17 vs. the Atlantic.
The Sabres are 18-42 in their last 60 home games, 10-25 in their last 35 vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 15-39 in their last 54 vs. the Atlantic. They are 15-41 in their last 56 games playing on 1 day rest, 17-51 in their last 68 vs. the Eastern Conference and 12-39 in their last 51 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Buffalo is also 10-42 in their last 52 overall and 13-59 in their last 72 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
The under is 6-0-1 in the Sabres last 7 vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. On the other hand, the over is 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and 9-1 in their last 10 games playing on 1 day rest.
Head to head, the Lightning are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Buffalo. The under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 1-0 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 0-1 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/08/15 C Cedric Paquette Foot "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
10/05/15 GO Andrei Vasilevskiy Blood Clot out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/09/15 GO Robin Lehner Lower Body is downgraded to out indefinitely
10/08/15 RW Brian Gionta Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Tampa Bay
10/07/15 D Bobby Sanguinetti Upper Body out indefinitely
10/07/15 D Brendan Guhle Upper Body out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
10/06/15 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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