Photo: flickr Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Sunday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the Buffalo Sabres and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Buffalo Sabres are coming off a 0-3 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. The Buffalo Sabres are going to rely on all four lines tonight with this being a back-to-back.
Andrei Vasilevskiy will man the pipes for the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one. In his latest game, he was superb, allowing 2 goals. Andrei Vasilevskiy was average when playing at home last season with a 0.911 SV% over 22 appearances.
Robin Lehner should be in goal for the Buffalo Sabres. He was fantastic in his most recent game, posting a 0.919 save percentage. It's been a good last 5 games for Robin Lehner as he has 2 wins and 3 losses with a 9.01 GAA and 0.814 SV%.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been great at home, posting a 22-14-4 record. The Buffalo Sabres have gone 13-20-6 on the road. The Tampa Bay Lightning have gone 18-11 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season. The Buffalo Sabres have gone 13-15 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season. The Lightning are 23-15 when taking on losing teams.
Getting the home team at this price is solid value. We will side with the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one. We are showing a 3.1% edge for this game.
Game Time: 5:05 PM ET
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