Bills vs. Jets Prediction
Which struggling AFC East squad will get on track and pick up a cover this afternoon when the New York Jets host the Buffalo Bills at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, November 11, 2018
1PM ET – MetLife Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jets are favored at home in this game, as they are getting of -7 points against the Bills. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 36.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on the Jets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jets losers of three straight
The New York Jets are also on a skid, losing three straight coming into Sunday following a 13-6 loss at Miami last weekend. The Jets are now 3-6 overall, 3-6 against the spread and 5-4 with the under. They have also failed to cover in three straight.
New York is a mess on offense, averaging just 22 points and 324.9 yards per game this season. Rookie QB Sam Darnold has struggled, throwing for 1,934 yards and 11 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. He will miss today’s game with a foot injury, which puts Josh McCown on the field for the first time this season. McCown could have the Jets top two receivers returning to action as Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa are listed as probable to come back from ankle injuries. The Jets have been led offensively this season by Isaiah Crowell, who has 533 yards rushing and five scores. Defensively, New York has been respectable. The Jets are allowing just 23.7 points and 370.8 yards per game right now. They have 21 sacks and have created 15 turnovers as a unit.
Bills unable to score
The Buffalo Bills come into this game on a four-game losing streak after suffering a 41-9 loss at home to the Bears. They have been held to single digits in scoring over their last three games. Buffalo is now 2-7 overall, 3-6 against the spread and 6-3 with the under. The Bills have failed to cover in three straight.
Buffalo is averaging just 10.7 points and 274.3 yards per game on offense this year, right near the bottom of the NFL in most categories. Rookie quarterback Josh Allen continues to deal with an elbow injury and will not play today. Buffalo will go with Matt Barkley under center. It will be his debut with the team. As a whole, the Bills QB’s have thrown for 1,593 yards and three touchdowns with 16 interceptions this year. The Run game isn’t much better as Chris Ivory is the leader with 280 yards while LeSean McCoy has only 267 yards. Ivory is questionable for the game as well with a shoulder injury. Defensively, the Bills are allowing 26.8 points and 327.3 yards per game this year. Their run game is giving up just 101.7 yards per game. The unit has 22 sacks while forcing 13 turnovers.
NFL Betting Trends
The Jets are 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games at home and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games on fieldturf.
The Bills are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 division games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games on fieldturf.
The QB injuries should work in New York’s favor. McCown has proven to be a capable backup that could actually play better than what New York has gotten from Darnold lately. I don’t expect Barkley to be an improvement. He hasn’t been with Buffalo long and the Bills just don’t have the playmakers to do much today. The Jets have a respectable defense and should continue to add to the Buffalo woes.
NFL Prediction: Jets -7