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Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders 4/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Islanders (35-32-10) vs. Buffalo Sabres (30-38-11)
April 23, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +130 / New York Islanders -149; Over/Under: -5.5
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The New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres meet Saturday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center. The New York Islanders look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Buffalo Sabres look to build on their three-game winning streak.

The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 36 goals, Mathew Barzal has 39 assists and Noah Dobson has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 112 goals on 1,542 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 83 goals on 919 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 36 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 40 assists and Jeff Skinner has 250 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Dustin Tokarski has given up 81 goals on 825 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 97 goals on 945 shots.

The Islanders are 23-7 in their last 30 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Sabres are 10-22 in their last 32 home games and 46-96 in their last 142 overall. The over is 4-1 in Islanders last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 4-0-1 in Sabres last 5 overall. The home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.

The Buffalo Sabres are having the better week, but I’m not sure if that means much considering the Islanders are comfortably the better team, and they’ve been ridiculous dating back to last year in the favorite role. The New York Islanders have also won 10 of the last 13 meetings against the Sabres. We’re not being asked to lay anything crazy. Give me the Islanders.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
New York Islanders -149

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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