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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 10/25/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 10-25-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 10/25/2021 – An intense Atlantic Division showdown is about to go down as the Buffalo Sabres visit the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday inside the KeyBank Center. Both teams are looking to bounce back after losing their respective games last time out. The visiting Lightning are in search of consistency after five games into the new season. Despite playing away from home, top betting sites for NHL still tag Tampa Bay as favorites with a -199 moneyline price as compared to the home team, who is pegged at +173. The game will be available live on ESPN and NHL.TV  at 07:00 PM Eastern Time.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 10/25/2021

When: Monday, October 25, 7:00 PM ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York

TV: ESPN

Stream: NHL.TV

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 10/25/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Tampa Bay Lightning -0.5 (+115) 6 o (-120) +120
Buffalo Sabres +0.5 (-182) 6 u (-120) +265
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Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning are still feeling the pain of last Saturday’s shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche at home. It was the team’s second straight defeat and third overall after five games. It was obviously a disappointing outing for the reigning two-time Stanley Cup champs, but head coach John Cooper insists there is no reason for his team to panic. According to him, his squad just “need(s) to find a way to turn the tables.” Afterall, they are champions for a reason. Tampa Bay fans are expecting a major bounce back from their team as they visit New York on Monday 

Players to watch: S. Stamkos C (G 4, A 5, PTS 9), V. Hedman D (G 0, A 7, PTS 7), A. Cirelli C (G 1, A 3, PTS 4).

Buffalo Sabres

After starting the season strong with three straight victories, the Sabres suddenly hit a stumbling block as they dropped their next two games. The latest one was the team’s 2-1 loss in OT against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday – a setback that followed up a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. Heading back home to host the Lightning on Monday, the Sabres are aiming to shake off the frustration and immediately get back on the winning track. Home fans deserve a treat to start their week, and a win from the Sabres is certainly one in their lists. The squad is scheduled to play on a four-game West Coast road trip after Monday’s game, making it more crucial for them to upset the champs.  

Players to watch: C. Miller D (G 0, A 5, PTS 5), K. Okposo RW (G 2, A 2, PTS 4), V. Olofsson RW (G 2, A 2, PTS 4).

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Predictions

Trends

Lightning

Tampa Bay are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against Buffalo.
Tampa Bay are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
Lightning is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Buffalo.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Sabres

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Buffalo’s last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 7 games against Tampa Bay.
Buffalo are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Buffalo are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Picks

Winning experience will be evident on Monday. Despite being early into the new season, the reigning Stanley Cup champs are about to unleash their inner beasts as they look to avoid a third straight loss. It will be a highly defensive game from both teams but Tampa Bay will prevail. Favorites based on the latest NHL Odds, the Lightning will enter the KeyBank Center with one mission in mind, which is to silence the home crowd. 

Score Prediction: Lightning 3, Sabres 1.