Stadium: UBS Arena (New York)
Prediction for the NHL New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres match, which will take place on March 26. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
New York Islanders
The Islanders were considered one of the most stable teams in the league for years, but then something went wrong in their kingdom. Last season they managed to miss the Cup battles altogether, and now. However, they still have an excellent chance to participate in the playoffs, they constantly make life difficult for themselves. It would seem that in the second half of March, the New York club won three straight victories over Anaheim, San Jose, and Toronto by a combined score of 17:6, but the day before, the Blue and Orange managed to lose to Columbus 4:5 in overtime. Nevertheless, the Islanders remain in seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Buffalo still has a mathematical chance to make the playoffs, but believing in that outcome is almost impossible and challenging. They had a great first half of the regular season, sitting in the bottom eight and waiting for their chance to break into the top eight. Alas, they never did. The Blue and Yellow gradually fell apart, losing eight times in their last ten meetings. That poor stretch saw Buffalo fall to 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings, six points behind the top-8.
Expert Betting Tips
The away games against the Islanders are the worst events Buffalo has ever encountered. The Blades have failed to beat the Islanders on the road in 11 straight head-to-head meetings, which can hardly be considered a fluke. Don Granato's team is not the favorite, as they are in bad shape, having lost eight of their ten previous games. Meanwhile, the New York team is highly motivated to reach a positive result, as they are on the verge of the playoffs. As a result, we should bet on the victory of the Islanders.
We are used to the fact that the Islanders always act in a highly pragmatic arena, but now they have suddenly started to have productive and spectacular games. In their last five contests, they have scored 39 goals (7.80 average per game). It is unlikely that Buffalo will deny themselves the pleasure of playing open hockey. Hence, the best option for the prediction is a total over 6.5, and separately we should bet on a total over 0.5 points of Anders Lee.