NHL Hockey Betting Lines & Odds – Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1) will travel to upstate New York to play The Buffalo Sabres (0-3). The Buffalo Sabres have had a tough start to the season, the have been defeated in every game. The Lightning has not had a great start to the season either and both teams will be fighting hard to gather winning momentum.

The game starts tonight October 8, 2013 at 7:30PM EST and can be watched on NBC Sports. The Buffalo Sabres will be hosting the game tonight at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

The Sabres first came out of the shoot as the -113 favorites by most sports betting sites however currently they are the -112 favorites. The total has been set at 5.5.

The Lightning and The Sabres are both far from playoff contenders and they know it. Both teams have a lot of work to do to position themselves better. The Lightning’s defense has been playing sloppy hockey and they are in desperate need to help. They have allowed thirty-two shots on goal already and are the twenty-second ranked team in the NHL.

The Sabres have a different problem than the Lightning; they need to work on their offensive game. LW Thomas Vanek needs help getting the puck into the goal as he has already taken fifteen shots on goal without scoring once. Many of The NFL experts believe that The Sabres have a decent defense despite its horrific offense.

The Buffalo Sabres also are dealing with some injuries that are taking away any chance that they may have to make the 2013-14 playoffs. Miller is out with an injury to the groin, Hodgson has a lower body injury, and Foligno has a shoulder injury. We have not verified whether any of these players are going to be playing tonight. The majority of the action on this game has been on The Lightning defeating the -112 favorites.

Every1bets NHL Hockey Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning +105

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