After a dominant Week 2 win, the Buffalo Bills face a challenge from one of the NFL’s best defenses this week, as they host the Washington Football Team. The latest NFL betting odds have the Bills as a touchdown favorite for their matchup with the reigning NFC East champs.
Both of these teams rebounded from Week 1 losses with Week 2 wins. The Bills dominated the Miami Dolphins on the road, while Washington edged out the Giants by a point at home.
Washington Football Team (1-1) vs Buffalo Bills (1-1), FOX, 1:00 p.m. ET
Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills NFL Betting Odds
- Washington Football Team +265
- Buffalo Bills -330
- OVER 45.5 (-106)
- UNDER 45.5 (-114)
- Washington Football Team +7 (-102)
- Buffalo Bills -7 (-120
Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 10:25 a.m. ET. Want to see NFL betting odds from several top online sportsbooks for all of the NFL Week 3 matchups? Check out our NFL odds.
Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills NFL Betting Consensus
- 0% Washington Football Team
- 100% Buffalo Bills
Total (at O/U 45.5)
- 0% OVER 45.5
- 100% UNDER 45.5
Spread (at +/-7)
- 0% Washington Football Team +7
- 100 % Buffalo Bills -7
Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills Matchup: NFL Betting Picks, Odds, Stats and More
Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills Betting Outlook
The plan for Washington this season was to use an elite defense and some “Fitzmagic” to make it back to the playoffs. Two weeks in we have not seen much of either.
Fitzpatrick is hurt, and Washington just gave up 29 points to the Giants. But in the win, reserve QB Taylor Heinicke looked alright, and it appears they can have a functional offense with him. Heinicke has a decent set of skill players to work with as well, and they will need to be productive against the Bills.
The defense is a bit concerning though. It hardly looked elite as they allowed the Giants to possess the ball for more than half the game. Also, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones handled the rush well and made some plays with his legs. I worry that Josh Allen, who is even more gifted, will do the same. Maybe mobile quarterbacks are their kryptonite. If so, their ceiling for the season is low.
Are the Bills Back on Track?
When you rebound from a home loss with a 35-0 win on the road, it is easy to assume that all is right with your team. This is a good Buffalo squad but despite the resounding win, not all is right.
Allen has yet to have a big game, and though I do not think last year was a fluke, when he is average, the team is too. On the positive side, running back Devin Singletary has embraced the lead-back role and has been productive in the first two games.
Defensively, there is little to find fault with thus far. They wanted to boost the pass rush and drafted a couple players to help there. Defensive end Gregory Rousseau has a couple of sacks already and can be a physical mismatch.
This is a solid defensive matchup for the Bills, and Washington will have to fight for every yard in this one.
NFL Betting Trends to Consider for Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills
- Washington is 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Washington is 5-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a road underdog.
- Buffalo is Bills 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
- The Bills are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.
- The Bills are 6-1-2 ATS in their last nine games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills Best Bet
This one opened close to 10 so if you like the Bills the value is definitely there. Both teams should be solid on defense, but who are you going to trust when you need a play on offense? Allen is going to be more able to get his team into the end zone, which will be the difference. Given how much it has moved already there is no reason to wait, and the Bills are also a good choice to include in your teasers.
Prop Watch: Stefon Diggs Over 80.5 yards receiving
With Allen off to a slow start, it is no surprise that his top receiver has been too. Washington is great at pressuring QBs and Allen is great at relieving that pressure with quick connections. Diggs is going to see a lot of balls this week and he is also great after the catch. He might break a long one or he might catch 12 balls. Either way, he will have his best game of the season so far.
Washington Football Team vs Buffalo Bills Score Prediction
Buffalo Bills 27, Washington Football Team 16
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