New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 2/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-150) Sabres (+125)
KeyBank Center is the venue where Carter Hutton and the Buffalo Sabres (4-4-2) will take on the New York Islanders (6-4-3) on Tuesday. The Islanders open this contest at -150 while the Sabres are priced at +125. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Islanders had a good night with a 4-2 win over the Bruins in their last contest. The Islanders had a impressive offensive performance in the win. While out there on the ice, they finished 4 of the 42 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance and were able to notch 1 goal. New York recorded 2 minutes in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 57 and the Corsi against was 56 which means they had a Corsi rate of 50.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 45 and the Fenwick against was 43, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 51.1%. They accrued 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 37 opportunities to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 46.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.5 in this game.
When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the New York Islanders have accumulated 32 goals (25th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have allowed 32. For the current campaign, they have recorded 15 points and their points percentage sits at .577. New York comes into the game with 42 power play chances and they have notched 9 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 21.43%. At even strength, the Islanders have conceded 31 goals while getting 26 when they are on offense. New York has tried 391 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Islanders have had 370 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .914. New York Islanders opponents have 33 power play opportunities (30th in the league) and have tallied 6 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Ilya Sorokin. Opponents have been able to score 11 goals against Sorokin in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 3.65. Sorokin has taken the ice for 3 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is at .871 in his 181 mins on the ice. He has earned an overall mark of 0-2-1. For his career, Sorokin has tallied 1 quality start and his rate for quality starts is .333. Sorokin has seen 85 shots taken against him and has accrued 74 saves.
Their last time out, Buffalo went up against the Devils in an outing where the Sabres ended up losing by a final of 5-3. They had 4 power play chances in this outing and recorded 2 out of those attempts. The Sabres recorded 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 91 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 40.7%. Buffalo wrapped up this game with a 43.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Buffalo played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.8% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Devils having earned a 50 Fenwick.
Buffalo has taken 322 shots (29th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.70%, while allowing their opponents 304 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.61% on their oppositions 23 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 8.7%. They have recorded 39 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 30.77%. The Sabres have accumulated 16 goals at even strength and 12 goals (10th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 31 goals to be scored by of a combination of 27 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Buffalo Sabres are sitting with 28 goals, 10 points, and a points percentage of .500.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Carter Hutton defending the goal. Hutton is the owner of a career mark of 94-81-26 and has played in 223 games. Hutton's quality start rate is 50.5% and he has made 99 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 5,448 saves out of the 5,985 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .910. The opposition is averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has yielded 537 goals overall. He has been a starter 196 contests and has played for a total of 12,034 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-150)
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