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Moneyline favors Sabres in battle with Islanders

New York IslandersBuffalo Sabres
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

7-9-1TEAM RECORD6-11-1

Buffalo will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New York Islanders pay a visit to First Niagara Center.

The Sabres sit at 6-11-1 on the season; in comparison, the Islanders are currently 7-9-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 10-8 OU, and New York is 11-6 OU.

View NY Islanders vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sabres as -123 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Sabres, most recently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.5 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 12.3% rate while the Islanders have a 83.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +131 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Islanders at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 11 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the NY Islanders last 10 games on the road
NY Islanders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 11 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games when playing NY Islanders

Next up:
NY Islanders home to Carolina, Sunday, February 24
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, February 26