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Buffalo Sabres at New York Islanders Betting Odds and Pick

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo Sabres dueling the New York Islanders on Friday at Barclays Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the New York Islanders as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.6 win for the Sabres. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Islanders sit at 12-14-6 on the season; in comparison, the Buffalo Sabres are currently 12-12-8. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 16-12-4 OU, and Buffalo is 10-18-4 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Buffalo injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 23-ranked New York Islanders and the No. 20-rated Buffalo Sabres in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Islanders No. 15-ranked offense (2.66 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.69 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 13.79% rate while the Sabres have a 74.75% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was a 3-1 loser in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on New York at +166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Detroit, Tuesday, December 27th
New York home to Washington, Tuesday, December 27th