Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres odds, picks and best bets

The Tampa Bay Lightning (20-13-4) and Buffalo Sabres (17-16-7) battle at KeyBank Center at 7 p.M. ET Tuesday. We analyze the Lightning-Sabres sports betting odds and lines, with NHL matchup analysis, picks and tips.

Lightning at Sabres: Projected starting goalies

Andrei Vasilevskiy vs. Linus Ullmark.

Vasilevskiy, the defending Vezina Trophy winner, puts his 16-9-2 record, 2.85 goals against average and .908 save percentage on the line against the Sabres. He won his first meeting with Buffalo in Stockholm Nov. 8, stopping 20 of 22 shots in a win. Vasilevskiy also topped the Sabres at home Nov. 25, making 28 saves on 30 shots.

Ullmark is on a personal three-game losing streak which has dropped his season record to 11-10-3. He has a 2.80 GAA and .913 SV%.

Place a sports bet on this hockey action or other games at BetMGM.

Lightning at Sabres: Odds, picks and betting tips

Odds courtesy of BetMGM; access them at USA TODAY Sports for a full set of today’s betting odds. Odds last updated at 9:15 a.M. ET.

Prediction

Explore more:  Kansas' Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car

Lightning 5, Sabres 2.

Moneyline (ML)

The LIGHTNING (-176) are heavy favorites to finish the four-game season sweep against the Sabres (+145). This is almost about as sure of a thing as it gets, yet the price isn’t terrible.

Puck Line/Against the Spread (ATS)

LIGHTNING (-1.5, +155) are a tremendous value, as four of the Sabres’ (+1.5, -189) last five losses were decided by at least 2 goals.

Over/Under (O/U)

The OVER 6.5 (+125) is a nice value here, and the Lightning have the potential to take care of the Over almost all by themselves.

Want some action on this matchup? Place a bet at BetMGM now. For more sports betting tips, visit SportsbookWire.Com.

Follow @ JoeWilliamsVI and @SportsbookWire on Twitter .

Gannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services. Newsrooms are independent of this relationship and there is no influence on news coverage.

MORE:.

There’s only one man who should be the next coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Marshawn Lynch came off the couch for the Seahawks … And looked like it.

Eli Manning’s mindset toward free agency isn’t likely to get him a job.

NFL fans rightly rip Pete Carroll for blowing game with an incredibly bad penalty.

Power ranking the 12 NFL playoff teams: One of these 4 teams will win the Super Bowl.