Islanders at Sabres 2/12/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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New York Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : NYI -115 O/U 5.5
The New York Islanders look to extend their winning streak to four straight when they visit the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday. The Islanders defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Sunday. Devon Toews scored New York’s tiebreaking goal during the second period, while Thomas Greiss made 26 saves in net for the Islanders. New York is in first place in the Metropolitan division with 72 points.
Buffalo looks to bounce back from a loss after falling 3-1 to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. The Sabres’ Jack Eichel scored the team’s only goal during the second period. Buffalo sits in fifth place in the Atlantic division with 61 points, eight points adrift of fourth place Montreal.
Anders Lee leads the Islanders in goals scored with 18, while Mathew Barzal is the assists leader with 32 and points leader with 48. New York goalie Robin Lehner is 17-8-4 with a 2.05 goals against average and a save percentage of .930. New York is 23rd in goals scored at 2.85 and 1stin goals against at 2.33.
Jeff Skinner leads Buffalo in goals scored with 33. Jack Eichel is the leader in assists with 41 and points with 59. Linus Ullmark is 12-5-4 with a goal’s against average of 2.97 and save percentage of .911. On the season, Buffalo is 18th goals scored per game at 2.87 and 18th in goals against at 3.07.
Recent Betting Trends:
New York is 5-1 in its last 6 on 1 day’s rest
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Islander last 5 against Atlantic division foes
Buffalo is 2-9 in its last 11 on 1 day’s rest
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Sabres last 6 versus Eastern Conference opponents
Free Betting Pick: New York Islanders -115
New York has the best defense and goaltending in the NHL. The Islanders are first in goals allowed at 2.33 per game. New York has won 5 of the last 6 versus Buffalo, 7 of the last 9 on the road and 19 of the last 26 overall. Buffalo has lost 9 of the last 11 on 1 day’s rest and has lost each of the last 4 when playing the third game of a 3-in-4 scenario. Final Score Prediction, New York Islanders win 4-1