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New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Preview

Buffalo SabresNew York Islanders
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders Odds

4-6-1TEAM RECORD4-5-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between New York and Buffalo on Saturday, with the host Islanders trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

This season the Islanders are 4-5-1 overall while the Sabres are 4-6-1. As for the totals, New York is 6-4 on the OU, and Buffalo is 8-3.

View Buffalo vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-116 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 21-rated Sabres taking on the No. 4-rated Islanders in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.7 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 20.9% while the Sabres defense kills off 77.8% of their penalties.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 5-4 winner at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Buffalo at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, New York was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Buffalo home to Boston, Sunday, February 10
NY Islanders home to Carolina, Monday, February 11