Lightning vs Sabres Prediction NHL Picks 1/20/24

Buffalo Sabres (20-21-4) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (23-17-5)

Game Info: Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 12:30 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Sabres +126 / Tampa Bay Lightning -156 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Tampa Bay Lightning are riding a 4-game winning streak. The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after winning 6 of their last 9 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres prediction.

Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Kings, Devils, Ducks, and Wild during this streak. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.38 goals per game and are scoring on 31 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 28 goals, Victor Hedman has 36 assists and Steven Stamkos has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 3.38 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonas Johansson has given up 70 goals on 642 shots faced, while Andrei Vasilevskiy has allowed 62 goals on 611 shots.

Tampa Bay Lightning Player Prop Facts

  • Nikita Kucherov has scored at least one goal in seven of the Lightning's last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Brandon Hagel has recorded at least one point in each of the Lightning's last six games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Brandon Hagel has recorded at least one assist in each of the Lightning's last six games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Nikita Kucherov ranks 1st in the league for Points (75) this season.

Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview

The Buffalo Sabres are coming off wins over the Sharks and Blackhawks. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.96 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Buffalo with 17 goals, Casey Mittlelstadt has 27 assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.16 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Devon Levi has given up 59 goals on 531 shots faced, while Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has allowed 56 goals on 613 shots.

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • Tage Thompson has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Tage Thompson has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Rasmus Dahlin has recorded at least one assist in each of the Sabres' last four games against the Lightning.
  • Tage Thompson has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Sabres this season (2).

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres prediction

The Buffalo Sabres have won 3 straight games against the Lightning, and they're playing great defense entering this contest, allowing 1 combined goal in their last 3 games. This is also a weird early start time, which usually favors the home team. The Tampa Bay Lightning have put together a nice winning streak, but they're on the road now where they're just 8-12-3 on the season. Give me the Sabres and the plus money.

Randy’s Pick Buffalo Sabres +126

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