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New York Islanders at Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds Preview with Pick

KeyBank Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Buffalo Sabres and the visiting New York Islanders on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting New York Islanders before puck drop in this match found them as 114 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Sabres. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Islanders will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 11-13-5 this season, while the Sabres are 11-11-6. New York is 12-11-4 on the totals; Buffalo is 8-15-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs New York injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-ranked Buffalo Sabres and the No. 26-rated New York Islanders in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 30-ranked offense (2.21 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 22.58% rate while the Islanders have a 79% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -140 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -124 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Islanders's last 6 games
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
  • Buffalo is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against NY Islanders

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Ottawa, Sunday, December 18th
Buffalo at Carolina, Saturday, December 17th