Hockey Matchup - Buffalo Sabres New York Islanders Odds Preview
New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting New York Islanders on Friday in NHL betting action at First Niagara Center.
The Sabres sport records of 20-21-6 heading into this matchup, while the Islanders sit at 24-17-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-21-4 for the Sabres and 26-20-1 for the Islanders.
This game puts the Sabres, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 14.4% while the Islanders defense kills off 79.9% of their penalties.
New York lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Flyers on April 25. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Sabres were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +205 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Islanders at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
NY Islanders are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games
NY Islanders are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 12 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Islanders