Bills' 2014 NFL Win Total Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – The Bills won six games a year ago but can they improve on that number in 2014?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bills’ 2014 season win total number has been set at 6.5 after the team finished 6-10 a year ago. The team is also 40/1 long shots to win the conference in 2014 and has some of the worst odds to win the Super Bowl at 75/1. Not surprisingly, Buffalo has the worst odds to win the AFC East at 17/2, behind the Patriots (2/5), Dolphins (9/2) and Jets (15/2).
The Bills were active in free agency, signing Chris Williams to start at guard and adding roster depth in the form of running back Anthony Dixon, defensive end Jarius Wynn, linebacker Keith Davis and cornerback Corey Graham. Former Patriot Brandon Spikes was also added signed to beef up the run defense.
The team’s biggest loss came in March when Jarius Byrd signed a free agent contract with the Saints, while receiver Stevie Johnson was dealt to the 49ers in exchange for a 2015 fourth-round pick. Buffalo also parted ways with Alex Carrington (Rams) and Arthur Moats (Steelers). Kevin Kolb was also released while Mike Williams was acquired from the Bucs and Bryce Brown was added in a trade from the Eagles.
The Bills made a bold move in the draft to acquire receiver Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick. In the second round, the team selected Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Koundjio and in the third, the Bulls added linebacker Preston Brown from Louisville.
So will this team win over or under six games in 2014? That all depends on quarterback E.J. Manuel. The Bills have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball, especially at the skill positions on offense after adding Watkins. But if Manuel doesn’t take a big step in his development or can’t stay healthy, then there’s a good chance that Buffalo will max out at five or six wins. I’d lean towards the under, but wouldn’t be shocked if the Bills maxed out at seven wins given their division.