Buffalo Sabres at New York Islanders - 2/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Buffalo Sabres at New York Islanders - 2/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders (3-4-2) vs Buffalo Sabres (4-4-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -143 / Buffalo Sabres +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Nassau Coliseum.

The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after splitting their last eight 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.

The New York Islanders need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Mathew Barzal leads New York with four goals, Noah Dobson has four assists and Anders Lee has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 12 goals on 158 shots faced and Ilya Sorokin has allowed 11 goals on 85 shots.

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The Sabres are 16-50 in their last 66 road games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The Islanders are 2-6 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Sabres last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 9-2-1 in Islanders last 12 overall. The Sabres are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings.

The Buffalo Sabres have been one of the worst road teams in the league dating back to last season and they've had almost no success agains the Islanders lately. The New York Islanders are also a team I've blindly backed a lot over these last several months. With all that said, the Sabres are as talented of a team as they've been in years, and the Islanders don't look good right now to say the least. I want the plus money with the Sabres.

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Randy’s Pick Buffalo Sabres +120

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