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NHL betting line favors Islanders over Sabres


Buffalo Sabres

New York Islanders
19-39-8 March 15, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 25-34-9



The Buffalo Sabres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Islanders in New York at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday in hockey odds action.

Supporters of the Sabres have seen them go 19-39-8 so far this season, while the Islanders are at 25-34-9. In totals betting, the Islanders are 40-27-1, while the Sabres are 23-32-11.View Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Buffalo before puck drop in this match found them as 162-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Islanders rated this week at No. 27 and the Sabres sitting at No. 29.

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Buffalo was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They lost as +168 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

New York was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Sharks. They lost as +155 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.97 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 16.67% while the Sabres defense kills off 81.98% of their penalties.

A few Sabres at Islanders trends to consider:
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
NY Islanders is 4-11-1 SU in its last 16 games
NY Islanders is 1-8-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games when playing Buffalo


Next up:
Buffalo home to Montreal, Sunday, March 16th
New York home to Minnesota, Tuesday, March 18th

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