Sabres vs Islanders Prediction - NHL Picks 10/14/23

New York Islanders (0-0) vs Buffalo Sabres (0-1)

Game Info: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 7:30 pm (UBS Arena)

Betting Odds: New York Islanders -130 / Buffalo Sabres +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at UBS Arena. 

Sabres Looked Awful in Game 1

The Sabres faced off against the New York Rangers in the first game of the season and they looked awful. The defense gave up five goals and the offense only managed one. In goal was Devon Levi and he saved 26 of the 30 shots he faced. That isn’t good enough and is something that will need to be better here. JJ Peterka scored the only goal for the Sabres in the second period. The Sabres finished with 25 shots on goal and the offense needs to be more aggressive here. 

Islanders Play First Game of the Season

The Islanders didn’t play as well as they would have liked las season and the hope is that this year is different. The last three preseason games ended in losses and the last two games the offense wasn’t good enough. Last Friday they faced off against the New Jersey Devils and they were defeated 3-0. The Islanders had 30 shots on goal but they couldn’t find the back of the net once. In this game, the Islanders are going to need to be the team that scores first to put the pressure on. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Islanders are going to get their season off to a fast start. The Sabres defense is a problem and the Islanders are going to have no issue running up the score. The Islanders  are going  to score at least a couple of goals in the first period and they aren’t ever going to look back on the way to the victory. Back the Islanders to secure the victory here. 

Shane’s Pick Islanders ML

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