NHL Betting Picks 01-12-17

Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The division rival Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Amalie Arena.

Oddsmakers opened the Lightning as -150-moneyline favorites versus the Sabres, while the game’s total opened at 5.5.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -255 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Flyers on January 10. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo:
Team record: 16-15-9 SU
Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Buffalo is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 19-19-4 SU
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Tampa Bay is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games

Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Pick: 75% on Tampa Money Line &

25% TB Puck Line (-1.5)

Boston Bruins vs. Nashville Predators

The Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Bridgestone Arena.

Oddsmakers opened the Predators as -111-moneyline favorites versus the Bruins, while the game’s total opened at 5.

Nashville was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Canucks. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Bruins were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 22-17-5 SU
Boston is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Boston is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road

Nashville:
Team record: 18-16-7 SU
Nashville is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Nashville is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville’s last 6 games

Boston Bruins vs. Nashville Predators

Pick: Over 5 Goals