Islanders vs. Sabres Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/23/2022
The New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres are coming off a loss and a win, respectively, heading into their matchup at KeyBank Center on Saturday at 12:30 PM ET. The sportsbooks have made the Islanders solid favorites at -154 on the moneyline, despite being away from home, and the Sabres are at +128. Find more below on the Islanders vs. Sabres betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Islanders vs. Sabres Spread and Betting Line
Islanders vs Sabres Betting Information
Islanders vs. Sabres Game Info
- Game Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022
- Game Time: 12:30 PM ET
- Location: Buffalo, New York
- Arena: KeyBank Center
Computer Predictions for Islanders vs. Sabres
Computer picks for Islanders vs Sabres
Sabres 4 Islanders 3
Islanders vs. Sabres Betting Trends
New York has won 27 of its 40 games as a favorite this season.
In 18 games with moneyline oddds shorter than -154, the Islanders have 14 wins.
The moneyline odds imply that New York has a 60.6% chance of winning this game.
New York Islanders Leaders
Brock Nelson has been a big player for New York this season, with 58 points in 68 games.
Mathew Barzal is another leading option for New York with 53 points (0.8 per game), scoring 14 goals and adding 39 assists.
Noah Dobson’s season total of 45 points has come from 11 goals and 34 assists.
Ilya Sorokin has a record of 24-16-8. He has allowed 112 goals (2.32 goals against average) and racked up 1427 saves.
New York Islanders Season Stats
The Islanders’ 2.8 average goals per game add up to 212 total, which makes them the 25th-ranked scoring team in the league.
On defense, the Islanders are one of the best units in league play, allowing 213 goals to rank eighth.
They’re ranked 18th in the league with a -1 goal differential .
The Islanders have scored 39 power-play goals on 195 power-play chances this season, ranking 22nd in the league.
The Islanders’ 20% power-play conversion rate this season ranks 18th in the league.
The Islanders’ offense has netted four shorthanded goals this season (23rd among all squads).
The Islanders’ penalty-kill percentage (84.3%) is the league’s fourth-best.
The Islanders win the ninth-highest percentage of faceoffs in the NHL at 51.2%.
The Islanders convert 9.5% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
The Islanders’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 25.1 hits and 15.3 blocked shots per game.
Sabres vs. Islanders Betting Trends
This season the Sabres have 26 wins in the 74 games in which they’ve been an underdog.
Buffalo has won 20 of its 57 games when it is the underdog by +128 or longer on the moneyline.
The Sabres have a 43.9% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
Buffalo Sabres Leaders
Tage Thompson’s 36 goals and 29 assists in 75 games give him 65 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
Jeff Skinner’s 60 points this season, including 32 goals and 28 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for Buffalo.
Buffalo’s Rasmus Dahlin has 52 points (12 goals, 40 assists) this season.
Craig Anderson’s record stands at 17-12-2 on the season, giving up 97 goals (3.1 goals against average) and compiling 848 saves with an .897 save percentage (43rd in the league).
Buffalo Sabres Season Stats
The Sabres’ 221 total goals (2.8 per game) rank 21st in the league.
The Sabres have conceded 277 total goals (3.5 per game) to rank 25th.
Their 26th-ranked goal differential is -56.
The Sabres have put up 46 power-play goals this season, which ranks 17th in the NHL (on 210 power-play chances).
The Sabres have a 21.9% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 13 percentage.
The Sabres have scored six shorthanded goals.
The 76.4% penalty-kill percentage the Sabres have amassed is the league’s 23rd-ranked rate.
The Sabres have the 32nd-ranked faceoff win percentage in the NHL (46.1%).
The 9.4% shooting percentage the Sabres have compiled ranks 17th in the league.
The Sabres have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 15.3 hits and 11.1 blocked shots per game.
Islanders and Sabres Injury Report
Islanders: Cal Clutterbuck: Out For Season (Shoulder), Jean-Gabriel Pageau: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols), Scott Mayfield: Out (Lower-body), Anthony Beauvillier: Day To Day (Upper Body)
Sabres: Cody Eakin: Day To Day (Undisclosed), Malcolm Subban: Out For Season (Upper Body), Andrew Oglevie: Out (Undisclosed), Drake Caggiula: Out For Season (Back), Mattias Samuelsson: Day To Day (Undisclosed)
Betting Tips for Islanders vs. Sabres
We have the Sabres as the best bet on the moneyline in this game, and our pick against the spread is the . Our computer model has the scoring going under the total of goals once the game has been played.
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