Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

The Sabres will play the Lightning on Monday, April 15th, 2024. Your timezone's face off time is 7:08 pm EDT. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

As the 2023-24 NHL regular season ends, there's still some great hockey action on the docket. The Buffalo Sabres take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, April 15th, 2024 in what could be a pivotal matchup for determining playoff seeds. We've put together some useful statistical trends below, ideal for handicapping this matchup. Don't forget that each team's point tally determines their playoff eligibility and seed. Now more than ever, piling up as many wins as possible will be critical to locking up a playoff berth.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - The Buffalo Sabres now have a 88.33 SportsBetting3.com power ranking with the Tampa Bay Lightning starting this game with a 91.67 power ranking. Generally speaking, the team with the higher power ranking will be the moneyline favorite.
  • Away Buffalo Sabres - The Buffalo Sabres start this game with a 17-18-5 record as an away team, ranking them 10th in the league for away team wins. It's also worth noting that the Buffalo Sabres rank 7th for away team losses.
  • Home Tampa Bay Lightning - The Tampa Bay Lightning head to the first puck drop with a 24-10-5 record as a home team, putting them 6th in the league for home team wins. However, they now stand at 12th for home team losses.
  • Goals Scored - As the 2023-24 NHL regular season wraps up, the Buffalo Sabres rank 19th (242) for goals scored. The Tampa Bay Lightning currently sit 3rd (283) in the league for goals scored.
  • Goals Against - Good goalies and defensive players prevent opponents from scoring goals. The Buffalo Sabres rank 17th (242) in the league for goals allowed. On the other hand, the Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed 260 goals this season, resulting in a 9th league ranking.
  • Shootout Records - A shootout will be held to determine the winner following a tie after 3 periods and overtime. Heading into the end of the season, the Buffalo Sabres have a 2-1 shootout win-loss record, with the Tampa Bay Lightning sporting a 3-1 shootout record.
  • Team Records - The Buffalo Sabres have a 38-37-6 record and the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 44-28-8 as the 2023-24 NHL regular season finishes up.

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Hear ye, hear ye! The Buffalo Sabres face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday...in a crucial battle for playoff seeding. The Sabres have a 0.469 win percentage...while the Lightning boast a 0.550 win percentage and 96 points.

The Sabres sit at 38-37-6...while the Lightning hold a 44-28-8 record. The teams are hungry for victory...as they jockey for position in the NHL standings.

In the final games of the season...every point matters. The Sabres must bring their A-game...against the formidable Lightning on their home ice.

For all you bettors out there...we've provided each team's standings below. The tables contain the best bets...for this high-stakes matchup. Bet on NHL hockey at BetRivers, BetWay, or BetMGM...and let the magic of the game unfold.

Best Sabres at Lightning Odds


Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Buffalo Sabres
Favorite

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -175 moneyline favorite. Risk $175 to win $100 on the Tampa Bay Lightning at BetRivers. The Buffalo Sabres are the +145 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $145 on the Buffalo Sabres. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetRivers has the best over line of 6 goals. Risk $112 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 6 goals. Risk $105 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Puck Line Betting Odds
Underdog

Buffalo Sabres
Favorite

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a -1.5 +148 puck line at BetRivers VA. They are the puck line favorite in this matchup. The Buffalo Sabres have a +1.5 -175 puck line at BetMGM VA. The Buffalo Sabres are the puck line underdogs. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the moneyline for the Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Monday, April 15th, 2024?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -175 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and the Buffalo Sabres are the +145 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Monday, April 15th, 2024?

The best over line is 6 -112 goals at BetRivers, which means you risk $112 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 6 -105 goals at BetMGM, and that means you risk $105 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the puck line for the Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL game on Monday, April 15th, 2024?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are -1.5 +148 puck line favorites at BetRivers, while the Buffalo Sabres are +1.5 -175 puck line underdogs at BetMGM.

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NHL Odds and Outcomes Explained

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Possible Moneyline Outcomes
  • Buffalo Sabres bettors risk $100 to win $143 at +143 odds. The implied probability for Buffalo Sabres is 41.15%.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning bettors risk $100 to win $57.14 at -175 odds. The implied probability for Tampa Bay Lightning is 63.64%.

Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning Prop Bets

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Sabres
Total Goals
BUF at TBL
4/15/24 7:08pm EDT
2.5 o -1252.5 u -105Bet
Lightning
Total Goals
BUF at TBL
4/15/24 7:08pm EDT
3.5 o +1003.5 u -130Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 NHL Regular Season Standings - Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning
Team GP W L OTL wPct Pts ROW GF GA Diff Home Away SO L10 Strk
x - Tampa Bay Lightning82452980.5499842291268+23.025-11-520-18-33-15-4-1W1
Buffalo Sabres82393760.4768437246244+2.021-19-118-18-52-15-4-1W1

Buffalo Sabres & Tampa Bay Lightning Futures Odds

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Buffalo Sabres Stanley Cup Odds
2024-25 Buffalo Sabres Stanley Cup Odds

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Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Odds
2024-25 Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup Odds

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Buffalo Sabres & Tampa Bay Lightning Team Pages

Review each team's season point total odds, futures odds, betting bonuses and other valuable information on our exclusive team betting odds pages. Team betting odds and stats update throughout the season:

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