Bills 2013-14 NFL Season Odds
BUFFALO, NY (The Spread) - The Buffalo Bills have a new head coach, a new quarterback and two new coordinators but will the results remain the same?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bills are 150/1 long shots to win the 2014 Super Bowl and 66/1 to win the AFC title this season. They're also +900 behind the Patriots (-300) and Dolphins (+325) to win the AFC East Division in 2014, and have an over/under total of 6.5 for number of wins in the regular season. Their odds to make the playoffs are +400 for and -600 against.
The Bills hired new head coach Doug Marone, new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, and new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. They also selected Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft after trading back with the Rams, and for all intents and purposes it looks like he'll be the starter by Week 1. (That's not official but as of this writing, Manuel appears to be ahead of veteran Kevin Kolb.)
Of course, no matter which quarterback starts for Marrone, they'll be handing the ball off plenty to running back C.J. Spiller, who figures to play a huge role in the offense. Marrone runs an up-tempo system and Spiller will be the focal point. Buffalo hopes that the loss of free agent guard Andy Levitre won't hurt Spiller's production too much.
Defensively, the Bills are still at odds with franchise player Jarius Byrd, who wants a long-term deal before reporting to practice. He and Mario Williams lead a Bills defense that has holes but is a stronger overall unit than the offense.
2013-14 NFL Season Odds
Bills Super Bowl Odds: 150/1
Bills AFC Title Odds: 66/1
Bills AFC North Division Odds: +900
Bills Regular Season Win Total: O/U 6.5