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Hockey Matchup - Buffalo Sabres New York Islanders Odds Preview

New York IslandersBuffalo Sabres
April 26, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

24-17-6TEAM RECORD20-21-6

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.

View NY Islanders vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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