Great Online Football Betting Value on AFC East Rivalry
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online football betting opportunities are starting to rack up as the 2017 season officially kicks off tomorrow. This means that there will be plenty of opportunities for players who are looking to bet on NFL games this weekend to do so. But finding the right NFL sportsbook betting line to bet on is a different story. Nonetheless, there is a little AFC East matchup this weekend that is offering some pretty lucrative odds for an upset. Take a look.
New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills – Sunday, September 10th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium, New York
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online Football Betting Odds:
New York Jets +9 ½ (-105) 40 (-105) +348
Buffalo Bills -9 ½ (-115) 40 (-115) -446
New York Jets
In Todd Bowles second season as the Jets’ head coach, New York stumbled to a lackluster 5-11 record that gave way to a 4th place finish in the AFC East. 2016 marked the 2nd time in three years that New York has finished last in the division, as well as the 6th consecutive season in which the Jets failed to qualify for the playoffs. On top of this, the Jets had just 1 player – defensive end Leonard Williams, get picked for the Pro Bowl.
The Jets come into this contest as heavy online football betting underdogs. However, New York could pull of an upset in this game. They won’t have home field advantage, but because this game is the first contest of the season, New York could capitalize on some Bills’ miscommunication.
That said, it’s not very likely that the Jets will be able to outscore the Bills, at least not with Josh McCown under center. But who knows, maybe New York’s respectable defense can score some defensive touchdowns and lead this team to a shocking upset. It would make for one heck of a spectacle.
But putting aside the unlikeliness of New York upsetting their AFC East rival, players who bet on NFL games should still take the bet on the Jets. The reason being the incredible value available on them right now; a $100 bet would yield $348 in winnings. And again, this is a Week 1 matchup and no one is absolutely certain how this game will turn out.
In 2015, the Bills brought in the man the Jets had fired to coach their team. Many Buffalo mans questioned the decision to bring in Rex Ryan, especially when Ryan continued to make unsubstantiated claims – like promising that the Bills would make the playoff cut. Buffalo would go on to finish 8-8 in Ryan’s 1st season before delivering a disappointing 7-9 record in 2016.
The organization decided that they had had enough of the distraction that is Ryan and rightly gave him the boot in Week 16. Anthony Lynn stepped in as interim head coach, but Sean McDermott will be stepping in as Buffalo’s new head coach for the 2017 season.