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Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders Betting Preview

New York IslandersBuffalo Sabres
Feb 21, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

25-26-8TEAM RECORD25-27-7

The Sabres get a visit from the New York Islanders in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Sabres sit at 25-27-7 on the season; in comparison, the Islanders are currently 25-26-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 26-31-2 OU, and New York is 29-27-3 OU.

View NY Islanders vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Sabres sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Islanders sit at a No. 17 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 15.8% rate while the Islanders have a 83.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Islanders were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Sabres were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +119 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Islanders at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing Buffalo
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 10 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 10 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
Buffalo is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing NY Islanders
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
NY Islanders home to NY Rangers, Friday, February 24
Buffalo home to Boston, Friday, February 24

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