Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/16/21

Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/16/21 Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (7-4-3) at Buffalo Sabres (4-5-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

The Line: Buffalo Sabres +125 / New York Islanders -150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres meet Tuesday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.

The New York Islanders look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with six goals, Noah Dobson has five assists and Anders Lee has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 20 goals on 284 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 11 goals on 85 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 30.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Victor Olofsson leads Buffalo with four goals, Jack Eichel has nine assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 11 goals on 105 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 16 goals on 187 shots.

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The Islanders are 2-6 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Sabres are 5-13 in their last 18 Tuesday games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The over is 4-1 in Islanders last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Sabres last 5 Tuesday games. The Islanders are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

The New York Islanders look like they're back to playing top tier hockey with wins in four of their last five and the defensive effort is back. The Buffalo Sabres have played just once over the last two weeks and judging by last nights performance, it may take some time to get on their feet. The Sabres players also can't have great conditioning after taking so much time off, so playing on the end of a back to back is brutal. Give me the Islanders and the reasonable price again.

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Randy’s Pick New York Islanders -150

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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