Buffalo Sabres

Ice Hockey NHL Amalie Arena Mon 15 Apr 19:00

Tampa Bay Lightning

  1. Prediction
  2. Bet Builder
  3. Correct Score
  4. Odds
  5. Team Stats
  6. Player Stats
  7. Player Props
  8. Team News
  9. Lineups
  10. Injuries
  11. Roster
  12. Standings
  13. Live Stream

Lightning Look a Great Bet on the Moneyline

The Lightning should be able to outscore the Sabres in 60 minutes and our prediction is to therefore side with the home team on the 3-Way Moneyline. There is a tempting -103 should you wish to follow suit.

Overtime Joy for Sabres in Previous H2H

Buffalo Sabres have now lost three straight road games. In their previous game, Florida Panthers won 3-2 (OT) at Amerant Bank Arena. Jack Quinn and Tyson Jost each scored one goal. Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 39 shots (.929).

Tampa Bay Lightning have suffered defeat in their last two games. Most recently, a 4-2 scoreline occurred on the road at Capital One Arena against Washington Capitals. Anthony Duclair and Brandon Hagel scored one goal apiece.

It was a 3-2 win for the Sabres at Amalie Arena when they last played the Lightning. It’s been five wins for each team over the previous 10 H2H meetings.

Starting Goalies

Eric Comrie (Confirmed)
W-L-OTL: 2-7-0 GAA: 3.69 SV%: .874 SO: 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Confirmed)
W-L-OTL: 30-20-2 GAA: 2.9 SV%: .900 SO: 2

Expert NHL Analysis

The NHL handicappers at Sportsgambler.com check injury updates regularly and combine this with the form guide. We’re also able to consult a database of team, player and goalie stats and present the key numbers to our readers.

Key Sabres vs Lightning stats:

  • Lightning have won 13 of their last 20 games at home.
  • Lightning have won 16 of their last 25 games at home this season.
  • Sabres have lost 8 of their last 10 games on the road.
  • Sabres have lost 4 of their last 5 games on the road.
  • Sabres have lost their last 3 games on the road.

We are having a wager on Tampa Bay Lightning in this NHL clash and they could prove too strong. You can back our pick at -103 on the 60-minute line and we think this offers good value.

If you’re looking for greater odds, Tampa Bay can be backed at a bigger price on the Puck Line. For more juice, also consider Winning Margin and Match Winner & Total Goals.

Lightning 3-Way Moneyline Probability

According to the sportsbooks, there’s a 50.8% likelihood of our pick landing a return. After careful examination, our experts have this probability somewhere between 55-60%. This is why we regard this as a value wager.

Sabres vs Lightning Prediction

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Player Props

Top Pick: Steven Stamkos Over 3.5 Shots -100 bet365 logo

Steven Stamkos (Lightning) has had Over 3.5 shots on goal in 5 straight home games. We’re expecting history to repeat itself and for him to cover the Shots on Goal line at odds of -100.

Current Steven Stamkos Lines and Odds

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Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Bet Builder Tips

3-Way Moneyline Lightning
To Score Brayden Point
Shots on Goal Steven Stamkos Over 3.5

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Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

The odds and lines are updated on a frequent basis. You might therefore find that they are different to the ones listed for the betting predictions and bet builder tips.

Books Have Lightning as Favorites

The sportsbooks have Tampa Bay Lightning at -170 when it comes to the Moneyline betting, implying the favorites are 63% likely to win this game according to the latest odds. The market suggests that Buffalo Sabres are least likely to win at +145.

The puck line is 1.5, with the total goals line at 6. NHL fans love the chance to get an alternative angle by going for a Totals wager. If you’re going for Over 6, then the odds are -120.

The Lightning are favorites at -115 when it comes to the Race to 3 Goals betting, with the Sabres available at +165 should you think they’ll reach this number first.

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Nikita Kucherov Favorite to Find the Net First

Nikita Kucherov is favorite to be First Goalscorer at +650. If you want to back him to score the last goal, you can get similar odds.

Player Goals

Nikita Kucherov (Lightning)
First
-100
Anytime
+650
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Brayden Point (Lightning)
First
+138
Anytime
+800
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Tage Thompson (Sabres)
First
+150
Anytime
+900
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Steven Stamkos (Lightning)
First
+160
Anytime
+900
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Player Assists

Brayden Point (Lightning)
Over 0.5
-120
Under 0.5
-120
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Steven Stamkos (Lightning)
Over 0.5
-110
Under 0.5
-130
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Brandon Hagel (Lightning)
Over 0.5
+130
Under 0.5
-180
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Player Shots

Steven Stamkos (Lightning)
Over 3.5
-100
Under 3.5
-140
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Tage Thompson (Sabres)
Over 3.5
+110
Under 3.5
-140
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Brayden Point (Lightning)
Over 2.5
-140
Under 2.5
-100
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Team Stats

Latest regular season and playoff games stats.

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres Stats

Tampa Bay Lightning logo Tampa Bay Lightning Stats

Moneyline

  • 5 wins and 5 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 2 wins and 8 defeats in the last 10 games on the road

Moneyline

  • 6 wins and 4 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 6 wins and 4 defeats in the last 10 home games

Puck Line

Puck Line

Total Goals

Total Goals

Team Stats - Avg/Game

Team Stats - Avg/Game

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Team News

Buffalo Sabres Player Stats & Roster

# Player GP MIN G A P +/-
89 Alex Tuch 74 19.44 22 37 59 9
26 Rasmus Dahlin 80 25.46 20 39 59 -3
72 Tage Thompson 70 18.33 29 27 56 -1

Tampa Bay Lightning Player Stats & Roster

# Player GP MIN G A P +/-
86 Nikita Kucherov 79 21.61 43 98 141 10
21 Brayden Point 79 20.01 45 45 90 -13
91 Steven Stamkos 77 18.21 39 39 78 -21

Injuries & Suspensions

Buffalo Sabres Injury Table

Type
Name
Info
Mattias Samuelsson
Injured

Tampa Bay Lightning Injury Table

Type
Name
Info
Haydn Fleury
Injured
Jonas Johansson
Injured
Tyler Motte
Injured
Mikhail Sergachyov
Injured
Logan Brown
Injured

Starting Lineups

Tampa Bay Lightning logo Tampa Bay Lightning

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres

88
Andrei Vasilevski
77
Victor Hedman
43
Darren Raddysh
10
Anthony Duclair
21
Brayden Point
86
Nikita Kucherov
89
Alex Tuch
72
Tage Thompson
77
John-Jason Peterka
10
Henri Jokiharju
26
Rasmus Dahlin
31
Eric Comrie

Tampa Bay Lightning logo Tampa Bay Lightning

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres

88
Andrei Vasilevski
48
Nicklaus Perbix
81
Erik Cernak
38
Brandon Hagel
71
Anthony Cirelli
91
Steven Stamkos
22
Jack Quinn
24
Dylan Cozens
9
Zach Benson
25
Owen Power
4
Bowen Byram
31
Eric Comrie

Tampa Bay Lightning logo Tampa Bay Lightning

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres

88
Andrei Vasilevski
78
Emil Lilleberg
24
Matt Dumba
23
Michael Eyssimont
20
Nick Paul
41
Mitchell Chaffee
12
Jordan Greenway
19
Peyton Krebs
53
Jeff Skinner
75
Connor Clifton
78
Jacob Bryson
31
Eric Comrie

Tampa Bay Lightning logo Tampa Bay Lightning

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres

88
Andrei Vasilevski
84
Tanner Jeannot
11
Luke Glendening
73
Conor Sheary
71
Victor Olofsson
17
Tyson Jost
28
Zemgus Girgensons
31
Eric Comrie

Previous Buffalo Sabres Lineups

13 Apr NHL
Sabres 2-3 Panthers
11 Apr NHL
Capitals 2-4 Sabres
09 Apr NHL
Sabres 2-3 Stars
07 Apr NHL
Sabres 1-3 Red Wings
05 Apr NHL
Flyers 2-4 Sabres
02 Apr NHL
Capitals 2-6 Sabres
30 Mar NHL
Maple Leafs 3-0 Sabres
29 Mar NHL
Devils 2-5 Sabres
27 Mar NHL
Senators 6-2 Sabres
24 Mar NHL
Sabres 4-1 Flames

Previous Tampa Bay Lightning Lineups

13 Apr NHL
Lightning 2-4 Capitals
11 Apr NHL
Senators 3-2 Lightning
09 Apr NHL
Blue Jackets 2-5 Lightning
06 Apr NHL
Lightning 4-5 Penguins
04 Apr NHL
Lightning 7-4 Canadiens
03 Apr NHL
Lightning 4-1 Maple Leafs
01 Apr NHL
Red Wings 4-2 Lightning
30 Mar NHL
Islanders 1-4 Lightning
27 Mar NHL
Bruins 1-3 Lightning
24 Mar NHL
Lightning 3-2 Ducks

NHL Standings

Metropolitan GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 NY Rangers 82 55 23 4 114 0.695 43 51 282 229 53 30-11-0 25-12-4 4-3 7-3 2W
2 Carolina 82 52 23 7 111 0.677 44 50 279 216 63 27-10-4 25-13-3 2-5 7-3 1L
3 NY Islanders 82 39 27 16 94 0.573 29 38 246 263 -17 21-10-10 18-17-6 1-5 8-2 2W
4 Washington 82 40 31 11 91 0.555 32 36 220 257 -37 22-12-7 18-19-4 4-5 4-6 3W
5 Pittsburgh 82 38 32 12 88 0.537 32 36 255 251 4 23-14-4 15-18-8 2-3 6-4 1L
6 Philadelphia 82 38 33 11 87 0.53 30 34 235 261 -26 20-17-4 18-16-7 4-3 2-8 1L
7 New Jersey 82 38 39 5 81 0.494 33 38 264 283 -19 17-21-3 21-18-2 0-2 3-7 2L
8 Columbus 82 27 43 12 66 0.402 21 24 237 300 -63 17-19-5 10-24-7 3-2 4-6 1W
East Atlantic GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 Florida 82 52 24 6 110 0.671 42 49 268 200 68 26-13-2 26-11-4 3-2 6-4 4W
2 Boston 82 47 20 15 109 0.665 36 43 267 224 43 24-11-6 23-9-9 4-3 6-4 2L
3 Toronto 82 46 26 10 102 0.622 33 41 303 263 40 22-15-4 24-11-6 5-2 5-5 4L
4 Tampa Bay 82 45 29 8 98 0.598 37 42 291 268 23 25-11-5 20-18-3 3-1 5-5 1W
5 Detroit 82 41 32 9 91 0.555 27 38 278 274 4 23-13-5 18-19-4 3-1 5-5 3W
6 Buffalo 82 39 37 6 84 0.512 33 37 246 244 2 21-19-1 18-18-5 2-1 5-5 1W
7 Ottawa 82 37 41 4 78 0.476 25 32 255 281 -26 21-18-2 16-23-2 5-0 5-5 1W
8 Montreal 82 30 36 16 76 0.463 20 26 236 289 -53 16-20-5 14-16-11 4-8 2-8 4L
East Central GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 Dallas 82 52 21 9 113 0.689 40 48 298 234 64 26-11-4 26-10-5 4-2 8-2 2W
2 Winnipeg 82 52 24 6 110 0.671 46 52 259 199 60 27-11-3 25-13-3 0-1 8-2 8W
3 Colorado 82 50 25 7 107 0.652 42 48 304 254 50 31-9-1 19-16-6 2-2 4-6 1W
4 Nashville 82 47 30 5 99 0.604 38 44 269 248 21 23-16-2 24-14-3 3-0 4-6 1L
5 St Louis 82 43 33 6 92 0.561 31 38 239 250 -11 25-14-2 18-19-4 5-2 5-5 1L
6 Minnesota 82 39 33 10 87 0.53 32 36 251 263 -12 20-15-6 19-18-4 3-3 4-6 1L
7 Arizona 82 36 41 5 77 0.47 28 34 256 274 -18 22-19-0 14-22-5 2-0 6-4 1W
8 Chicago 82 23 53 6 52 0.317 17 22 179 290 -111 16-21-4 7-32-2 1-1 2-8 6L
West Pacific GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 Vancouver 82 50 23 9 109 0.665 44 50 279 223 56 27-9-5 23-14-4 0-2 5-5 1L
2 Edmonton 82 49 27 6 104 0.634 39 47 294 237 57 28-9-4 21-18-2 2-1 4-6 2L
3 LA Kings 82 44 27 11 99 0.604 37 42 256 215 41 22-12-7 22-15-4 2-5 6-4 1W
4 Vegas 82 45 29 8 98 0.598 34 41 267 245 22 27-12-2 18-17-6 4-2 6-4 1L
5 Calgary 82 38 39 5 81 0.494 32 38 253 271 -18 21-19-1 17-20-4 0-4 5-5 1W
6 Seattle 82 34 35 13 81 0.494 28 31 217 236 -19 17-18-6 17-17-7 3-4 4-6 1W
7 Anaheim 82 27 50 5 59 0.36 21 26 204 295 -91 12-26-3 15-24-2 1-2 3-7 1W
8 San Jose 82 19 54 9 47 0.287 14 18 181 331 -150 11-25-5 8-29-4 1-5 3-7 3L
Eastern GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 NY Rangers 82 55 23 4 114 0.695 43 51 282 229 53 30-11-0 25-12-4 4-3 7-3 2W
2 Carolina 82 52 23 7 111 0.677 44 50 279 216 63 27-10-4 25-13-3 2-5 7-3 1L
3 Florida 82 52 24 6 110 0.671 42 49 268 200 68 26-13-2 26-11-4 3-2 6-4 4W
4 Boston 82 47 20 15 109 0.665 36 43 267 224 43 24-11-6 23-9-9 4-3 6-4 2L
5 Toronto 82 46 26 10 102 0.622 33 41 303 263 40 22-15-4 24-11-6 5-2 5-5 4L
6 Tampa Bay 82 45 29 8 98 0.598 37 42 291 268 23 25-11-5 20-18-3 3-1 5-5 1W
7 NY Islanders 82 39 27 16 94 0.573 29 38 246 263 -17 21-10-10 18-17-6 1-5 8-2 2W
8 Washington 82 40 31 11 91 0.555 32 36 220 257 -37 22-12-7 18-19-4 4-5 4-6 3W
9 Detroit 82 41 32 9 91 0.555 27 38 278 274 4 23-13-5 18-19-4 3-1 5-5 3W
10 Pittsburgh 82 38 32 12 88 0.537 32 36 255 251 4 23-14-4 15-18-8 2-3 6-4 1L
11 Philadelphia 82 38 33 11 87 0.53 30 34 235 261 -26 20-17-4 18-16-7 4-3 2-8 1L
12 Buffalo 82 39 37 6 84 0.512 33 37 246 244 2 21-19-1 18-18-5 2-1 5-5 1W
13 New Jersey 82 38 39 5 81 0.494 33 38 264 283 -19 17-21-3 21-18-2 0-2 3-7 2L
14 Ottawa 82 37 41 4 78 0.476 25 32 255 281 -26 21-18-2 16-23-2 5-0 5-5 1W
15 Montreal 82 30 36 16 76 0.463 20 26 236 289 -53 16-20-5 14-16-11 4-8 2-8 4L
16 Columbus 82 27 43 12 66 0.402 21 24 237 300 -63 17-19-5 10-24-7 3-2 4-6 1W
Western GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 Dallas 82 52 21 9 113 0.689 40 48 298 234 64 26-11-4 26-10-5 4-2 8-2 2W
2 Winnipeg 82 52 24 6 110 0.671 46 52 259 199 60 27-11-3 25-13-3 0-1 8-2 8W
3 Vancouver 82 50 23 9 109 0.665 44 50 279 223 56 27-9-5 23-14-4 0-2 5-5 1L
4 Colorado 82 50 25 7 107 0.652 42 48 304 254 50 31-9-1 19-16-6 2-2 4-6 1W
5 Edmonton 82 49 27 6 104 0.634 39 47 294 237 57 28-9-4 21-18-2 2-1 4-6 2L
6 Nashville 82 47 30 5 99 0.604 38 44 269 248 21 23-16-2 24-14-3 3-0 4-6 1L
7 LA Kings 82 44 27 11 99 0.604 37 42 256 215 41 22-12-7 22-15-4 2-5 6-4 1W
8 Vegas 82 45 29 8 98 0.598 34 41 267 245 22 27-12-2 18-17-6 4-2 6-4 1L
9 St Louis 82 43 33 6 92 0.561 31 38 239 250 -11 25-14-2 18-19-4 5-2 5-5 1L
10 Minnesota 82 39 33 10 87 0.53 32 36 251 263 -12 20-15-6 19-18-4 3-3 4-6 1L
11 Calgary 82 38 39 5 81 0.494 32 38 253 271 -18 21-19-1 17-20-4 0-4 5-5 1W
12 Seattle 82 34 35 13 81 0.494 28 31 217 236 -19 17-18-6 17-17-7 3-4 4-6 1W
13 Arizona 82 36 41 5 77 0.47 28 34 256 274 -18 22-19-0 14-22-5 2-0 6-4 1W
14 Anaheim 82 27 50 5 59 0.36 21 26 204 295 -91 12-26-3 15-24-2 1-2 3-7 1W
15 Chicago 82 23 53 6 52 0.317 17 22 179 290 -111 16-21-4 7-32-2 1-1 2-8 6L
16 San Jose 82 19 54 9 47 0.287 14 18 181 331 -150 11-25-5 8-29-4 1-5 3-7 3L
GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 NY Rangers 82 55 23 4 114 0.695 43 51 282 229 53 30-11-0 25-12-4 4-3 7-3 2W
2 Dallas 82 52 21 9 113 0.689 40 48 298 234 64 26-11-4 26-10-5 4-2 8-2 2W
3 Carolina 82 52 23 7 111 0.677 44 50 279 216 63 27-10-4 25-13-3 2-5 7-3 1L
4 Winnipeg 82 52 24 6 110 0.671 46 52 259 199 60 27-11-3 25-13-3 0-1 8-2 8W
5 Florida 82 52 24 6 110 0.671 42 49 268 200 68 26-13-2 26-11-4 3-2 6-4 4W
6 Vancouver 82 50 23 9 109 0.665 44 50 279 223 56 27-9-5 23-14-4 0-2 5-5 1L
7 Boston 82 47 20 15 109 0.665 36 43 267 224 43 24-11-6 23-9-9 4-3 6-4 2L
8 Colorado 82 50 25 7 107 0.652 42 48 304 254 50 31-9-1 19-16-6 2-2 4-6 1W
9 Edmonton 82 49 27 6 104 0.634 39 47 294 237 57 28-9-4 21-18-2 2-1 4-6 2L
10 Toronto 82 46 26 10 102 0.622 33 41 303 263 40 22-15-4 24-11-6 5-2 5-5 4L
11 Nashville 82 47 30 5 99 0.604 38 44 269 248 21 23-16-2 24-14-3 3-0 4-6 1L
12 LA Kings 82 44 27 11 99 0.604 37 42 256 215 41 22-12-7 22-15-4 2-5 6-4 1W
13 Tampa Bay 82 45 29 8 98 0.598 37 42 291 268 23 25-11-5 20-18-3 3-1 5-5 1W
14 Vegas 82 45 29 8 98 0.598 34 41 267 245 22 27-12-2 18-17-6 4-2 6-4 1L
15 NY Islanders 82 39 27 16 94 0.573 29 38 246 263 -17 21-10-10 18-17-6 1-5 8-2 2W
16 St Louis 82 43 33 6 92 0.561 31 38 239 250 -11 25-14-2 18-19-4 5-2 5-5 1L
17 Washington 82 40 31 11 91 0.555 32 36 220 257 -37 22-12-7 18-19-4 4-5 4-6 3W
18 Detroit 82 41 32 9 91 0.555 27 38 278 274 4 23-13-5 18-19-4 3-1 5-5 3W
19 Pittsburgh 82 38 32 12 88 0.537 32 36 255 251 4 23-14-4 15-18-8 2-3 6-4 1L
20 Minnesota 82 39 33 10 87 0.53 32 36 251 263 -12 20-15-6 19-18-4 3-3 4-6 1L
21 Philadelphia 82 38 33 11 87 0.53 30 34 235 261 -26 20-17-4 18-16-7 4-3 2-8 1L
22 Buffalo 82 39 37 6 84 0.512 33 37 246 244 2 21-19-1 18-18-5 2-1 5-5 1W
23 New Jersey 82 38 39 5 81 0.494 33 38 264 283 -19 17-21-3 21-18-2 0-2 3-7 2L
24 Calgary 82 38 39 5 81 0.494 32 38 253 271 -18 21-19-1 17-20-4 0-4 5-5 1W
25 Seattle 82 34 35 13 81 0.494 28 31 217 236 -19 17-18-6 17-17-7 3-4 4-6 1W
26 Ottawa 82 37 41 4 78 0.476 25 32 255 281 -26 21-18-2 16-23-2 5-0 5-5 1W
27 Arizona 82 36 41 5 77 0.47 28 34 256 274 -18 22-19-0 14-22-5 2-0 6-4 1W
28 Montreal 82 30 36 16 76 0.463 20 26 236 289 -53 16-20-5 14-16-11 4-8 2-8 4L
29 Columbus 82 27 43 12 66 0.402 21 24 237 300 -63 17-19-5 10-24-7 3-2 4-6 1W
30 Anaheim 82 27 50 5 59 0.36 21 26 204 295 -91 12-26-3 15-24-2 1-2 3-7 1W
31 Chicago 82 23 53 6 52 0.317 17 22 179 290 -111 16-21-4 7-32-2 1-1 2-8 6L
32 San Jose 82 19 54 9 47 0.287 14 18 181 331 -150 11-25-5 8-29-4 1-5 3-7 3L