The Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets will both try to pick up their first win on Thursday in a matchup too close to call at the sportsbooks.
The Buffalo Bills are a perfect 5-0 straight up and against the spread in their last five games against the New York Jets. The Bills will try to pick up a sixth straight win over their division rivals this Thursday night at home.
Buffalo and New York are going off as a pick ’em at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Both games between Buffalo and New York had the same final score in 2015, with the Bills coming out on top 22-17.
No team had fewer yards on offense in their season opener last week than the Buffalo Bills, who with just 95 passing yards and 65 rushing yards accumulated only 160 yards in a 13-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
With that road loss, the Bills fell to 0-5 SU and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games on the road. This week’s return home could help Buffalo as the Bills are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games at New Era Field.
The Bills have also played well coming off a loss recently with an 8-3 SU and ATS record in their last 11 games following a loss per the OddsShark NFL Database. Buffalo is 19-6 ATS in its last 15 games played in Week 2.
Betting Line / Total: Buffalo PK / 40.5 Points
Trend: The Jets are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five games against the Bills.
Trend: The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Bills’ last 14 games as home favorites.
The Jets held the lead through most of their season-opening game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but a 47-yard field goal with 54 seconds left on the clock gave the Bengals a 23-22 road win.
On the bright side for the Jets, offseason free agent acquisition Matt Forte seemed to fit well in the offense, rushing for 96 yards and catching five passes for 59 yards. The passing defense will need to be better this week after giving up 366 yards through the air on Sunday. New York is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven Week 2 games.
Thursday night’s total is set at 40.5 points. The UNDER is 3-0 in the last three games between these two teams.
With the New England Patriots seemingly in good hands with backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, neither of these teams can likely afford to fall to 0-2 in the AFC East. Plenty will be on the line for both of these teams as they fight for an important spot in the win column.
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
When: Thursday, Sept. 15, 8:25 p.m. ET
Where: New Era Field, Buffalo, N.Y.