Sabres vs Lightning Picks and Prediction – 4/15/2024

By: Thomas Pemberton |

Last Updated: 04/14/2024 at 8:59 PM ET

Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning 04/15/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/15/2024, 11:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: TB -175 ; O/U 6.5

The Buffalo Sabres head to Tampa Bay on Monday to take on the Lightning. Buffalo is 6th in the Atlantic Division with a 38-37-6 record. The Sabres are 5-4-1 over their last ten games and carry a 17-18-5 road record. Buffalo is averaging 2.96 goals scored per game. Stay up to date with our expert's NHL Picks. 

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen will make the start in net for the Buffalo Sabres. Luukkonen is 27-22-4 on the season with five shutouts. Luukkonen has allowed 132 goals and carries a 2.57 goals against average. The Buffalo Sabres are allowing an average of 2.98 goals against per game. 

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 4th in the Atlantic Division with a 44-28-8 record. Tampa Bay is 6-3-1 over their last ten games. The Lightning are riding a two game losing streak and carry a 24-10-5 home ice record. Tampa Bay carries the best power-play unit in the NHL. 

Andrei Vasilevskiy will make his 52nd start in net for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vasilevskiy is 30-19-2 on the season with two shutouts. Vasilevskiy has allowed 144 goals and carries a 2.88 goals against average. The Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing an average of 3.24 goals against per game. 

Our Free NHL Pick for Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres

Both the Tampa Bay Lighting and the Buffalo Sabres are hoping to get out of the losing column. Tampa Bay has been outscored 7-4 over their last two games. Buffalo has won just one of their last four games. Tampa Bay is the better team but the value is in the total. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win but the real play is on the over 5-2.

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