Online NFL Betting Sites Picking Bills Over Jets
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2017 online NFL betting season is heading towards a rude awakening as opening day is barreling around the corner. The season will officially kick off this upcoming Thursday when the New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs.
Even though New England comes into the season as betting favorites to win the AFC East, and subsequently the Super Bowl, it’s no guarantee that they’ll overcome the Chiefs this upcoming Thursday. With that in mind, some of the other AFC East teams will be looking to gain an advantage the following Sunday – if the Pats do indeed fall short against the reigning AFC West champions.
Teams like the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills will be looking to take advantage of the aforementioned scenario. But only one of them can take advantage of said situation, since they’ll be facing each other in Week 1. Let’s find out which team sportsbook betting sites are siding with.
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 NFL Betting Odds:
New York Jets +6 ½ (-115) 41½ (-110) +260
Buffalo Bills -6 ½ (-105) 41½ (-110) -320
New York Jets
After finishing 10-6 in Todd Bowles’ first year at the helm, New York felt confident that the team could make a push for the playoffs in 2016. That could not have been further from the truth as the Jets would go on to finish the season with an appalling record of 5-11/. With that mediocrity, the Jets would go on to finish dead last in the division. Now heading into 2017, Bowles will be looking for a strong performance from his team lest risk getting put on the online NFL betting hot seat.
The man Todd Bowles took over for in New York was none other than the infamous Rex Ryan. Ryan joined the Jets’ organization in 2009 and although he found success early on, leading New York to two consecutive losses in the AFC Championship game, it wouldn’t be an understatement to state that Ryan failed the transition from assistant to head coach. And although Buffalo shared a division with the Jets and got a front row seat for Ryan’s often questionable antics, they still thought it would be a good idea to bring him over.
Well, the Bills got exactly what they lined up for; two playoff-less seasons and scrambling to find another head coach. Ultimately, Buffalo decided to bring in Sean McDermott – the Carolina Panthers’ former defensive coordinator who was instrumental in forming the Eagles’ defense during their run at the Super Bowl in the early 2000s. Although McDermott has a plethora of experience, the Panthers’ defense wasn’t scaring anyone last season and Philadelphia ended up losing the Super Bowl.
Bottom line, it would be ill-advised to expect big changes from Buffalo this upcoming season. In other words, players betting on NFL games this season should expect another 7-9 season from the Bills.