Buffalo at New York- NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Game Preview and Pick
The second half of the NFL season gets started this Thursday night with an AFC East showdown between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. Game time from MetLife Stadium on the NFL Network is set for 8:25 p.m. (ET).
Buffalo at New York Game Preview
Buffalo will try and runs its current winning streak to three games both straight-up and against the spread while pulling off the season sweep against its in-state AFC East Division rivals this Thursday night. Last Sunday’s thorough 34-14 beating of Oakland as slight 1.5-point home favorites moved the Bills to 5-2 SU with a 4-1-2 record ATS. The total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing 47.5-point line in that game after staying UNDER in four of their first seven games.
Behind LeSean McCoy and a ground game that is averaging 124.6 yards a game, Buffalo is averaging 21.9 points, which is smack in the middle of the league. Its passing game with Tyrod Taylor under center falls to 29th when it comes to average yards gained. The main reason for the Bills’ first half success is a shutdown defense that is third in points allowed (16.4).
Following that Week 1 loss to the Bills by nine points as a seven-point road underdog, New York went on to win three or its next four games both SU and ATS. With Sunday’s tight 25-20 loss to Atlanta as 6.5-point underdogs at home, the Jets are now 3-5 SU with a 5-2-1 record ATS. They have lost their last three games by a combined 15 points with the total going OVER in their last two contests.
There is no doubt that New York has issues on both sides of the ball with an offense that is 21st in the league in points scored (19.6) and 22nd on defense in points allowed (23.2). However, the Jets continue to play hard each and every week for head coach Todd Bowles. He may be on the hot seat in New York, but there has been no quit in this team through its first eight games.
Buffalo at New York Free Game Prediction
Bettors always love to ride the hot hand and Buffalo is playing like a legitimate playoff contender in the AFC, but I still think the Bills are going to have their hands full at MetLife Stadium this Thursday night against a very familiar opponent. The extra half point on BetAnySports’ opening line could make all the difference in the world in what I have as a three-point game either way.