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Sabres vs Islanders Hockey Game Preview

Buffalo SabresNew York Islanders
Feb 4, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders Odds

21-24-6TEAM RECORD21-22-7

The New York Islanders will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Buffalo Sabres invade Nassau Coliseum on Saturday.

The Islanders currently sports a record of 21-22-7. The Sabres are 21-24-6. Betting totals have seen the Islanders post a 24-24-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 21-29-1 against the number.

View Buffalo vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Islanders in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Islanders and the No. 29-ranked Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 24-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Sabres have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -141 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Senators on February 3. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Sabres at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
NY Islanders are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing Buffalo
NY Islanders are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Boston, Wednesday, February 8
NY Islanders at Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 7