Bills vs. Jets Point Spread: NFL Week 1 Odds, Prediction

David Bastl | Updated Sep 03, 2019

With Quarterback Sam Darnold leading the way, the Jets could be turning the page on something big this 2019 season. New York opens as 3-point favourites against the Bills.

Buffalo
10-6
AT
September 08, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium
N.Y. Jets
7-9
Pointspread +2.5 -107
Moneyline +123
Over / Under o +41.5

40%

Betting Action

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Pointspread -2.5 -113
Moneyline -148
Over / Under u +41.5

40%

Betting Action

60%

Many football insiders consider these two teams second only to the Patriots in the division. Currently, New England is the runaway favourite at -500 to win the AFC East, but after that it’s a coin toss between the Jets and Bills who are both slanted with win totals of 6.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Last season the Bills spanked the Jets at home to the tune of 41-10. Over the last five games (five years) played in New York, they hold the edge at 3-2 (straight up).

The Jets opened at 3-point favourites, telling bettors that if this game was played at a neutral site, there would be no line. Head to head the underdog in this series is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight games.

Of note, these two teams have played three straight over games dating back to the 2017 season. The average total in those games was 37. The number in this game started off at 40.

The over is also 7-2 in the last nine games played in New York.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills start off the 2019 season with back to back games against state rivals the Jets and Giants.

Leading up to this game, the Bills shocked the NFL by cutting 10-year veteran LeSean McCoy, who was quickly snapped up by the Kansas City Chiefs. The reason for McCoy’s departure was the excellent camp had by rookie Devin Singletary and the contract friendly veteran Frank Gore.

It will be interesting to see how this move helps a Bills offence that was anemic at best last season. Surely, the team can’t get any worse than the 30th rank they were in total yards and 31st ranking in passing yards.

Sophomore Quarterback Josh Allen will have two new targets in Cole Beasley and John Brown at the receiver position. Rest assure the foundation of this team is the defence, which many in the football world thinks is a top 10, unless of course they are on the field too much this season.

New York Jets

Even though the Jets fired a new Head Coach (Adam Gase) and fired General Manager Mike Maccagnan three weeks after giving him full responsibility to oversee the team’s draft, this team had a good off-season.

Le’Veon Bell was the highlight of the teams off season. The free agent signee sat out the entire 2018 season and should be fresh with his new club. Expect the former All-pro to be utilized in all areas of the offence, and could be a good prop bet at Sports Interaction. Bell will improve a team that ranked 26th in rushing last season.

Sam Darnold had an up and down rookie campaign but ended on a high that the Jets hope will continue this season. Darnold threw six touchdowns and one interception in his final four games of the 2018 season, ranking 10th in passer rating at 99.1 during that stretch.

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