New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 2/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-176) Sabres (+146)
The New York Islanders (17-19-6) are traveling to KeyBank Center on Tuesday where they will play the Buffalo Sabres (15-24-8). The moneyline on this game has the Islanders at -176 and the Sabres are sitting at +146. The total is set at 6.
The New York Islanders will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 loss to the Flames in their last game. The Islanders didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 2 of the 21 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. New York tallied 11 mins in the box in this outing.
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New York Islanders opponents have totaled 104 power play tries (32nd in the NHL) and have a total of 18 goals in those chances. The Islanders have had 1,306 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .913. New York has tried 1,208 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.4%. While playing at even strength, the Islanders let the opposition score 95 goals while notching 81 of their own. New York steps onto the ice with 109 power play chances and they have scored 20 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 18.35%. For the season, they have accumulated 40 points and their points percentage is sitting at .476. When discussing their scoring, the New York Islanders have earned 101 goals (32nd in the NHL) this season and have conceded 113.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Ilya Sorokin. Over the course of his time in hockey, Sorokin has accrued 34 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .680. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 2,980 mins in the crease. Sorokin has had 1,443 shots against him and has recorded 1,327 total saves. Opponents have scored 116 goals versus Sorokin in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.34. He has a record of 27-16-8 and he has gotten the start in 50 games. Sorokin has been in goal for 51 games during his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, Buffalo played the Canadiens in an outing where the Sabres got the win by a final of 5-3. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this contest and recorded 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Sabres netted 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking.
For the season, the Buffalo Sabres have earned a total of 123 goals, 38 points, as well as a points percentage of .404. They have allowed 163 goals to be scored by way of 131 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sabres are sitting with 98 goals at even strength and 25 goals (19th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 128 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.53%. Buffalo has taken 1,363 shots (28th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.02%, while allowing their opponents 1,635 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.38% on the other teams 130 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.0%.
Across the ice you will find Craig Anderson patrolling the crease. Anderson is the owner of a career record of 297-255-69 and has played in 661 games. Anderson's quality start rate comes out to 53.7% and he has earned 309 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 18,512 stops out of the 20,279 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .913. Teams are averaging 2.83 goals/game and he has allowed 1,767 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 575 games and has been on the ice for 37,411 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Buffalo (+146) and under 6 goals
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