The Islanders under the leadership of Barry Trotz were considered one of the favorites of the Eastern Conference before the start of the season, but the start of the regular season for the “Islanders” clearly did not work out. In 26 matches, the club scored only 22 points (14th in the East).
Before the Christmas break, the Islanders players alternated victories and defeats. Traditionally, this team looks better on their ice than on the road.
Now their leader Matthew Barzal has returned to the “islanders”, but the team has other personnel losses (leading defender Ryan Pullok, forwards Anthony Beauvillier, Zach Parise, Cal Clutterbuck, etc.). You can bet on the victory of the hosts of the site in the upcoming match with a coefficient 1.85… It is worth emphasizing that the Islanders have not lost to Buffalo on home ice for two years.
“Buffalo” unexpectedly successfully started the season-2021/22, but the fuse “blades” did not last long. The main Achilles’ heel of the team is the defense and the goalkeeper’s line. Note that at the moment two main goalkeepers of the team are injured – Craig Anderson and Dustin Tokarski. And in the covid protocol – five Sabers players (including the leaders of the attack Jeff Skinner and Dylan Cosens).
Before the break in the championship, “Buffalo” scored points in four games in a row, but on December 30, “blades” in their field lost to “New Jersey” with a score of 3: 4 (double in the hosts scored striker Teige Thompson). Of course, in this meeting, the Buffalo players have spent a lot of energy, which may affect the result of the game with the Islanders. You can bet on New York with zero handicap at odds 1.42what might be suitable for express.
The last five matches between the Islanders and Buffalo were rides. Moreover, both teams as a whole are not distinguished by high performance. You can bet on the total total over 5.5 washers with the odds 1.95…
Forecast and rate
I will choose a rate for a clear victory of the “islanders”… I don’t think the “blades” will stand this back-to-back.