|NHL Islanders vs. Sabres Picks & Predictions for April 26, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 26 April 2013 14:00|
Islanders vs. Sabres Free Pick
BUFFALO, NY (The Spread)– The Islanders need some help if they’re going to move up in the Eastern Conference but they can help themselves by beating the Sabres first. The two teams will square off at 7:00PM ET.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Islanders are -115 money line favorites over the Sabres, who are +106 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Islanders opened as -120 money line favorites but their odds dropped to -115, while the Sabres’ odds have gone from +111 down to +106. New York enters play with a 24-17-6 overall record and is 14-6-3 on the road, while Buffalo is 20-21-6 overall and 10-10-3 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 60% of bettors favor the Sabres. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest NHL trends, the Islanders are 4-1 in their last five trips to Buffalo and the road team is 7-2 in the last nine meetings overall. The Islanders are also 11-5 in their last 16 games overall, 11-5 in their last 16 games versus the Eastern Conference, and 12-3 in their last 15 games versus a team with a losing record. Buffalo, meanwhile, is 1-4 in its last five home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW YORK ISLANDERS -115