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New York Islanders favored by -177 against Buffalo on Wednesday NHL Odds Menu

The New York Islanders battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday in NHL betting odds action at Barclays Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, New York sat as -177 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.2-2.3 result in favor of the Islanders today. 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 New York Islanders sport a record of 19-13-4 heading into this matchup, while the Buffalo Sabres sit at 9-20-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 25-10-1 for the Islanders and 14-19-3 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Buffalo injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 4-rated New York Islanders and the No. 31-ranked Buffalo Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Islanders No. 2-ranked offense (3.61 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.33 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 22.76% rate while the Sabres have a 82.14% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at -218 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

New York won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Jets on December 23. Bettors who backed the Islanders at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Buffalo is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Buffalo's last 22 games
  • Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at New Jersey, Friday, December 29th
New York at Winnipeg, Friday, December 29th