Sabres vs Lightning Prediction NHL Picks Free 10/17

Sabres vs Lightning Prediction NHL Picks Free 10/17

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NHL Predictions: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres

 

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Get ready for an exciting matchup in the NHL as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Buffalo Sabres. The Lightning, with a 1-2 record, are looking to bounce back and secure a win against the Sabres, who are 0-2 in the early season. Join us as we break down this game, provide expert insights, and offer betting odds.

The game is scheduled for October 17, 2023, at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, with a 4:30 PM start time. The Lightning are favored to win at -123, with an over/under of 6.5 goals.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Offense

The Lightning have shown offensive prowess, averaging 3.67 goals per game. Victor Hedman leads the team in points with 5, including 1 goal and 4 assists. The Lightning's offensive firepower makes them a formidable opponent.

Defense

Defensively, the Lightning have allowed an average of 4.67 goals per game. Goaltenders Jonatan Johansson and Matt Tomkins will play a crucial role in shoring up the defense and securing a win for Tampa Bay.

Injuries

The Lightning have Tyler Motte and Andrei Vasilevskiy listed as out due to injuries, with Steven Stamkos listed as day-to-day.

 

Buffalo Sabres

Offense

The Sabres have struggled offensively, averaging just 1.50 goals per game. Casey Mittelstadt leads the team with 2 points, including 1 goal. The Sabres will look to improve their offensive output in this matchup.

Defense

Defensively, the Sabres have allowed an average of 4.00 goals per game. Goaltender Devon Levi will aim to provide strong goaltending and help the Sabres secure their first win of the season.

Injuries

The Sabres have no injured players listed on the injury report.

 

Prediction

Despite their early-season struggles, the Tampa Bay Lightning have the offensive firepower to outscore the Sabres in this matchup. With players like Victor Hedman and Steven Stamkos leading the way, the Lightning are expected to bounce back and secure a victory on the road.

Buffalo, while a competitive team, has struggled to find the back of the net, and Tampa Bay's offensive capabilities make them the favorite in this contest. Look for the Lightning to put up a strong offensive performance and come away with the win.

 

Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning ML 

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