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Sabres Odds Open as Moneyline Underdog vs Islanders

The Buffalo Sabres will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the New York Islanders invade First Niagara Center on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Islanders were listed as -138 favorites on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.9-2.4 result in favor of the Sabres today. 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

Buffalo will face the 20-12-5 Islanders. In totals betting, the Sabres are 12-15-10 in over under betting so far this season while the New York Islanders are 13-21-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs New York injuries news.

The Islanders - Sabres odds would favor the Islanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 27-ranked offense (2.35 goals per game) against a New York Islanders defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 19.13% rate while the Islanders have a 87.74% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -116 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Buffalo was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They lost as +199 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Islanders's last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Buffalo's last 11 games when playing NY Islanders

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 2nd
Buffalo home to Detroit, Saturday, January 2nd

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