NHL Matchups  >>  Buffalo Sabres vs. NY Islanders Islanders Preview 02/09/2013

The Buffalo Sabres and the New York Islanders will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Nassau Coliseum.
Oddsmakers currently have the Islanders listed as 116-moneyline favorites versus the Sabres, while the game's total is sitting at 5½.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 5-4 winner at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Buffalo at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
In their last action, New York was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
New York:
Team record: 4-5-1 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 8 games when playing Buffalo
NY Islanders are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Buffalo

When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Buffalo:
Team record: 4-6-1 SU, ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing NY Islanders

When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a win are 5-5


NEXT UP:
Buffalo home to Boston, Sunday, February 10
NY Islanders home to Carolina, Monday, February 11