Falcons Set to Host Bills this Online NFL Betting Weekend
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Before the 2017 online NFL betting season kicked off, players who bet NFL online had a feeling that the reigning NFC champions were going to take the league by storm, ready to get their vengeance for the embarrassment they suffered in last season’s Super Bowl. So far, the 3-0 Falcons have done just that. Through the first 3 weeks of the season, the Falcons have practically obliterated the NFC North, beating the Bears, Packers and Lions all in a decisive fashion. In Week 4, Atlanta is preparing to face their first AFC opponent of the season: the Buffalo Bills. Will the Falcons be able to continue their vendetta, or will Buffalo hand them their first loss of the season?
Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons – Sunday, October 1st
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Buffalo Bills +7 ½ (-110) 48 ½ (-110) +317
Atlanta Falcons -7 ½ (-110) 48 ½ (-110) -400
The Bills head into this Week 4 matchup sporting a 2-1 team that ties them with the New England Patriots for the lead in the NFC East. It’s not often that we see an NFC East rival actually tied with the Pats but it is 2017 and anything is possible. Nevertheless, Buffalo will need all the wins they can get this season if they’re serious about usurping New England for the AFC East title.
The Bills might have the weapons to get the job done. Tyrod Taylor fits the bill of the NFL quarterback: a quasi-gunslinger with great mobility. Taylor has 4 touchdowns, 562 yards, 1 interception and a 99.2 passer rating to his name this season. Taylor has LeSean McCoy to back him up in the backfield, one of the most dynamic backs in the game. McCoy has 140 yards on the season on 48 carries. Despite the talent the Bills’ offense wield, sports betting sites are still pegging them as heavy underdogs. Likely due to the fact that they’ll be playing in the Dirty Birds backyard.
The Falcons fly into this contest sporting a flawless 3-0 record that grants them the lead in the NFC South. The South has swapped champions each of the last several years but it seems that streak will be snapped as Atlanta are currently the frontrunners to win the division back-to-back. Atlanta is coming off a 30-26 win over the Detroit Lions that easy could’ve gone the other way. In the end, it was the league’s runoff rule that drained the final 7 seconds off the clock.
Atlanta enters this matchup wielding the league’s 5th best scoring offense, with an average of 29 points scored per game. Buffalo is putting up around 17 points per game and since the Bills are on the road, it’s safe to assume they won’t be covering the spread this weekend.