Stadium: KeyBank Center (Buffalo).
Prediction for the NHL Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders match, which will take place on April 23. Check the team conditions! Several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
At the end of the season, Buffalo decided to make their fans happy. Four wins and one defeat in the last five games, which is an excellent result for a mediocre team. First, the Sabres unexpectedly beat Toronto on the road in three pucks, then they lost to St. Louis with the score 2:6. After that they have already made three wins in a row - twice over Philadelphia (4:3 and 5:3) and over New Jersey (5:2).
The Islanders have faced the favorites four times in their last five games, failing in all four. However, with Florida, the Islanders looked very good, but lost only in overtime. Also in between those losses thwy gained one solid win over an outsider (3:0 over Montreal). The New Yorkers have nothing to do in the Metropolitan Division standings. So, at the end of 77 games they are fifth with 80 points and are 17 points behind the superior Washington.
Expert Betting Tips
Bookmakers are more inclined to win the guests, but we are not going to pick a favorite. The New Yorkers are in some ways of a higher class than their upcoming opponent, but this is made up for by their poor form.
- The Islanders have lost six of their last ten games.
- Buffalo has won four of their last five matches.
- The Islanders have conceded 19 pucks in their last five encounters.
In this pairing, we'll be guided by goals scored. Recently, Buffalo often reaches the total over - five out of five.