Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

The Lightning will play the Sabres on Saturday, January 20th, 2024. Your timezone's face off time is 12:38 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

With the 2023-24 NHL regular season in full swing, let's turn the page to an exciting matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres. The puck hits the ice on Saturday, January 20th, 2024. Each team's performance trends are starting to firm up. Keeping that in mind, have a look at stats below before you place a wager.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - The Tampa Bay Lightning currently have a 92.33 SportsBetting3.com power ranking with the Buffalo Sabres heading into this matchup with a 88.33 power ranking. The team with the higher power ranking is often the favorite.
  • Away Tampa Bay Lightning - The Tampa Bay Lightning have a 8-12-2 record as an away team, ranking them 8th in the league for away team wins. On the flip side, the Tampa Bay Lightning now rank 3rd for away team losses.
  • Home Buffalo Sabres - The Buffalo Sabres start this game with a 11-11-1 record as a home team. That puts them 8th in the league for home team wins. However, they rank 3rd for home team losses.
  • Goals Scored - At this point in the 2023-24 NHL season, the Tampa Bay Lightning rank 6th (153) for goals scored. Their opponent, the Buffalo Sabres, currently rank 20th (133) in the league for goals scored.
  • Goals Against - Teams that allow fewer goals tend to have better goalies and defensive capabilities. The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 5th (152) in the league for goals scored against them. Looking at the Buffalo Sabres, they've given up 143 goals this season, ranking them 11th in the league.
  • Shootout Records - If the game is tied at the end of regulation and overtime, a shootout will be held to determine the winner. Keep this in mind: the Tampa Bay Lightning have a 1-0 shootout win-loss record, with the Buffalo Sabres owning a 0-1 shootout record.
  • Team Records - The Tampa Bay Lightning have a 23-17-5 record and the Buffalo Sabres hold a 20-21-4 at this point in the 2023-24 NHL regular season.

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Ladies and gentlemen, gather round and witness the clash of the hockey titans! On Saturday, January 20th, 2024, the Tampa Bay Lightning, with a 23-17-5 standing, shall face off against the Buffalo Sabres, who currently hold a 20-21-4 standing. This is an important matchup in the fiery battle of the 2023-24 NHL regular season!

As the season unfolds, performance trends are shaping up, revealing the true powerhouses of the ice. The Lightning, with a win percentage of 0.511 and 51 points, have been riding the lightning, electrifying their opponents. On the other hand, the Sabres, with a win percentage of 0.444 and 44 points, are hungry to devour their adversaries.

Before the puck drops, take a moment to review each team's stats and standing. Dive deep into the numbers, for they hold the secrets of success on the ice. And for those who seek more excitement, have a look at this matchup's game and player prop bets below. The stakes are high, and the rewards are mighty!

If you're feeling particularly daring, consider placing a bet at BetRivers, BetMGM, or BetWay. They will offer you a thrilling journey into the realm of sports gambling. And fear not, for if you're new to the world of hockey betting, you can always learn how to bet on hockey at SportsBetting3.com. They will guide you through the mystical art of wagering.

So, my fellow wizards of the puck, prepare yourselves for an intense battle between the Lightning and the Sabres. The ice shall tremble, spells will be unleashed, and may the best team conquer the realm of hockey glory!

Best Lightning at Sabres Odds


Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Tampa Bay Lightning
Favorite

Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -120 moneyline favorite. Risk $120 to win $100 on the Tampa Bay Lightning at BetMGM. The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -120 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $120 to win $100 on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetMGM has the best over line of 6.5 goals. Risk $105 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 6.5 goals. Risk $109 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 +195 puck line at BetMGM VA. They are the puck line favorite in this matchup. The Buffalo Sabres have a +1.5 -240 puck line at BetRivers 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 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres NHL game on Saturday, January 20th, 2024?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the -120 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the -120 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres NHL game on Saturday, January 20th, 2024?

The best over line is 6.5 -105 goals at BetMGM, which means you risk $105 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 6.5 -109 goals at BetRivers, and that means you risk $109 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the puck line for the Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres NHL game on Saturday, January 20th, 2024?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are -1.5 +195 puck line favorites at BetMGM, while the Buffalo Sabres are +1.5 -240 puck line underdogs at BetRivers.

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NHL Odds and Outcomes Explained

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Possible Moneyline Outcomes
  • Tampa Bay Lightning bettors risk $100 to win $80 at -125 odds. The implied probability for Tampa Bay Lightning is 55.56%.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning bettors risk $100 to win $80 at -125 odds. The implied probability for Tampa Bay Lightning is 55.56%.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres Prop Bets

NHL Prop Bets
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Sabres
Total Shots On Goal
TBL at BUF
1/20/24 12:38pm EST
-112-112Bet
Sabres
Total Goals
TBL at BUF
1/20/24 12:38pm EST
-118-110Bet
Lightning
Total Goals
TBL at BUF
1/20/24 12:38pm EST
+108-141Bet
Lightning
Total Shots On Goal
TBL at BUF
1/20/24 12:38pm EST
-112-112Bet

Team Standings

2023-2024 NHL Regular Season Standings - Tampa Bay Lightning, Buffalo Sabres
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

Tampa Bay Lightning & Buffalo Sabres Futures Odds

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Tampa Bay Lightning & Buffalo Sabres Team Pages

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How to Bet on the Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Game

  1. Open a new sports betting account before game time.

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