The Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets looking for revenge as nearly a double-digit favorite in the betting odds for their key AFC East battle on Sunday.
The Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets at Highmark Stadium in Week 14, looking to exact some revenge from their AFC East division rivals after a loss to Gang Green in Week 9. The Bills vaulted to the top of the conference following their win in Week 13, while the Jets took a tough loss on the road but maintained their grip on a Wild Card spot. The Bills enter this grudge match against the Jets as favorites in the betting odds.
The Jets (7-5, 7-5 ATS), meanwhile, rallied in Minnesota to make things interesting, but ultimately lost to the Vikings 27-22. The last time these two teams met, New York scored a surprising straight up win over the Bills as double-digit underdogs.
Here’s a look at the best betting odds for this rematch between the Bills and Jets in Week 14.
Best Betting Odds for Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets
The opening lines for this contest set the Bills as nearly 10-point favorites at home against Gang Green. The Jets won and covered as 10.5-point underdogs when these teams met in Week 9, but that game was played at MetLife Stadium. Buffalo sports a 2-3 mark against the spread as at least 9.5-point favorites this season, with both covers coming at home.
The Point Total opened at 44, but has since come down slightly to 43.5 across the board. The Week 9 tilt between these two teams went well under the 46 point total (37). Weather could be a factor in this one, as the forecast calls for rain, 10 MPH winds and near freezing temperatures on Sunday.
NFL Week 14 Preview: Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets
The Bills regained their spot atop Super Bowl odds boards this week and hope to exact some revenge for that Week 9 loss to New York. The Jets defense held Buffalo to a season-low 317 yards on offense, picking off Josh Allen twice and sacked him five times. Allen led the Bills in rushing that day with 86 yards and a pair of scores.
Buffalo ranks second in offense this season, averaging 410.8 yards-per-game, and third in scoring (27.8 points-per-game). Defensively, the Bills rank 10th on defense (320.2 yards-allowed-per-game) and fourth in scoring defense (17.4 points-per-game). However, the Bills saw Von Miller lost for the season this week following news of his ACL tear, and several other key players have been limited in practice this week.
The Jets remain hungry and hopeful heading into this one. This talented young squad could sweep NFL Rookie of the Year awards this season. Quarterback Mike White went 31 of 57 for 369 passing yards and scored a rushing touchdown, but also threw two interceptions in his second start of the season. He’ll get the nod in Buffalo.
The Jets struggled on third-down conversions (3-for-16) and in red zone situations (1-for-6), settling for five field goals. That will have to be remedied if New York’s going to pull off the upset against the Bills.
Betting Trends Affect Bills, Jets Odds
Several betting trends affect the odds for this rematch between the Bills and Jets. Buffalo comes to this contest 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against the Jets at home. What’s more, the home team sports a 4-1 mark against the spread in the last five meetings between these clubs.
The Jets enter 6-3 against the spread and outright in their last nine games. The Bills sport an 8-1 mark outright in their last nine home games, with a 7-2 mark against the spread in their last nine December contests.
The Under has hit in five of the last seven Bills-Jets ballgames, and in five of the last seven overall for New York. The Bills have seen the Under hit in eight of their last 10 games.