Islanders vs. Sabres - 4/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (34-36-11) at New York Islanders (45-26-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -225 / Buffalo Sabres +188 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, MSG
The Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders clash early Saturday night at the Barclays Center.
The Buffalo Sabres look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power plays. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 24 goals, Sam Reinhart has 18 assists and Ryan O'Reilly has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 102 goals on 1,270 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 48 goals on 634 shots. Johnson has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The New York Islanders look for another win after winning six of their last seven games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 32 goals, Brock Nelson has 14 assists and Kyle Okposo has 200 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.4 percent of their power play chances. Thomas Greiss has allowed 88 goals on 1,188 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has given up 80 goals on 984 shots. Greiss has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 32-82 in their last 114 road games and 16-54 in their last 70 games playing on 0 days rest. The Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and 21-43 in their last 64 Saturday games. The Sabres are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
You guys know the drill. I do not back the Sabres on the road, especially against a playoff team still fighting for position. Give me the Islanders by two goals.