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

Andrew Rogers | Updated Sep 09, 2020

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The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills carry vastly different aspirations into their season opening game in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Sunday – and that’s clear from the spread for this game.

N.Y. Jets
2-14
AT
September 13, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
New Era Field
Buffalo
13-3
Pointspread +6.5 -102
Moneyline +260
Over / Under o +39

11%

Betting Action

89%

Pointspread -6.5 -118
Moneyline -315
Over / Under u +39

11%

Betting Action

89%

The Bills are favoured by nearly a touchdown as they look to improve upon last year’s impressive 10-win showing, while the Jets and their long-suffering fans would eagerly settle for a playoff spot after posting yet another losing season in 2019.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

An NFL betting magic number is in play here, with the Bills at -6.5 (and a whopping -290 on the moneyline). The line is music to the ears of Sports Interaction bettors, who are siding with the favourites at an 86-percent clip. The Jets might be getting a bit of a raw deal given how solid they were down the stretch last season, going 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS in their last eight. But the BIlls are bettors’ darlings in season openers, going 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Week 1 games.

As for the total … well, at least oddsmakers are expecting some points scored here. The O/U is set at 39.5, and it isn’t the least bit surprising that 71 percent of SIA respondents are learning toward the Over. But those of you who haven’t taken the plunge yet might want to consider that the Bills ended the 2019 season with Unders in six of their final seven games. And the Jets have come in under the oddsmakers’ number in five of their previous six.

New York Jets

When you’re coming off a season in which you scored the second-fewest points in the league, improving your offensive fortunes should be the No. 1 priority. And yet, the Jets didn’t do much to shake things up, adding a first-round wide receiver in Denzel Mims while bringing greybeard running back Frank Gore into the fold. The key for the Jets will be how they utilize Le’Veon Bell, who had just five carries inside the five-yard line in 2019.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills impressed just about everyone last season – but there was still something missing on offense, as they finished just 26th in passing yards. Buffalo hopes to make up some ground in that regard thanks to another year of experience for quarterback Josh Rosen and the offseason acquisition of Stefon Diggs from Minnesota. Diggs is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons with the Vikings and has 23 TD catches over his past three seasons.

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