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New York IslandersBuffalo Sabres
Nov 29, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

6-11-4TEAM RECORD13-9-1

The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting New York Islanders on Tuesday in NHL betting action at First Niagara Center.

The Islanders will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 6-11-4 this season, while the Sabres are 13-9-1. New York is 10-9-2 on the totals; Buffalo is 12-10-1.

View NY Islanders vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Sabres in this one will find them as -200 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Sabres and the No. 30-ranked Islanders, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 19.3% rate while the Islanders have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, New York was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Devils. Bettors on New York at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -103 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Islanders at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 9 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing Buffalo
NY Islanders are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 9 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders

Next up:
NY Islanders at Chicago, Friday, December 2
Buffalo home to Detroit, Friday, December 2

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