7* Tuesday NHL BUF/TB
Buffalo vs. Tampa Bay,
02/26/2013 19:30 EDT,
Score: 2 - 1
Money Line: +140 Buffalo
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. Tampa Bay is coming off a 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh, while Buffalo dropped their last game to the New York Islanders, 4-0.
There is a ton of value to be found in fading the Lightning right now. Tampa Bay had one of the best records in the NHL through eight games, but they have the schedule-makers to thanks for that as they played six of those eight games at home to begin the season.
The team has fallen back to Earth since then, losing eight of their last 11 games, and allowing at least four goals in seven of their last nine contests.
The Sabres have not put forth a great effort since replacing Lindy Ruff as the team’s head coach. The move came as a shock to everyone around the team, and was made at an unfortunate time with the Maple Leafs on deck.
However, new head coach Ron Rolston has finally had some time to implement his system with two days off since the team’s last game. Expect a better effort out of the Sabres, who scored seven goals in their last trip to Tampa Bay.
The Sabres have been victorious in 11 of their last 14 trips to Tampa Bay. Take Buffalo.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Buffalo Sabres +140