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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres - 2/21/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Amalie Arena
Tampa, FL
The Line
Tampa Bay -270 / Buffalo +210 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG-Buffalo
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Thursday NHL action features the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting the Buffalo Sabres.

The Buffalo Sabres have dropped three in a row following a 4-2 loss at Florida on Tuesday. Jack Eichel and Vladimir Sobotka scored for the Sabres and Linus Ullmark absorbed the loss with four goals allowed on 41 shots.

Jonathan Huberdeau led a four goal Panthers third with two markers with Jayce Hawryluk and Aleksander Barkov also finding the back of the net. Barkov and Frank Vatrano posted a pair of helpers for Florida to make a winner of James Reimer and his 32 stops.

The Tampa Bay Lightning ran their winning streak to seven games with a 5-2 victory at Philadelphia on Tuesday. Philadelphia received third period markers from Oskar Lindholm and Travis Konecny. Sean Couturier posted two assists and Carter Hart gave up three goals on nine shots before Brian Elliott stopped 22-23 shots in relief.

Mikhail Sergachev, Alex Killorn, JT Miller, Yanni Gourde and Ryan McDonagh lit the lamp for the Lightning. McDonagh also added a helper to lift Tampa Bay and make a winner of Louis Domingue and his 28 stops.

Sabres are 6-16 in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference and Sabres are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Atlantic and Sabres are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.

Lightning are 40-11 in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest and Lightning are 41-12 in their last 53 games as a favorite and Lightning are 39-12 in their last 51 overall.

Sabres are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings and favorite is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings and over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay won’t win forever and the juice is far too high for me and the Puck Line is something I generally avoid. If you can stomach the Puck Line that’s fine but I want avoid the juice as much as possible…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update (-1.5 at your own risk)

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