The Buffalo Bills have had a roller coaster of a season, and when you look at the next opponent on the schedule, the New York Jets are not much different.
Buffalo entered last week with goals to return to the win column after it fell to the Cincinnati Bengals on the road. The opponent was not that daunting in the Denver Broncos, an under .500 squad. On Monday Night Football, the Bills scored a touchdown with just under two minutes remaining. On the following possession, Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson drove down the field and set up kicker Will Lutz for a 42-yard field goal. After missing the attempt, the Bills were flagged for too many men, and Lutz hit the second try.
That wasn’t the only gaffe, as the Bills offense turned the ball over four times. It was a tough loss for Buffalo, so much so that after the game concluded, the Bills let go of their offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey. Joe Brady will take over and start his duties as the offensive coordinator this weekend against the Jets. But as quarterback Josh Allen accurately noted, Dorsey didn’t commit those turnovers.
On the other side, New York is coming off of a 16-12 loss. It had a chance to take the game late before quarterback Zach Wilson threw an interception. Following the game, the Jets held a players-only meeting to address their recent struggles.
The Jets took the first meeting between these two teams on Monday Night Football in Week 1 — an infamous win since it also marked the night Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles in the first few moments of his Jets career. It’s Jets vs. Bills again in Week 11. We have the odds and best bets to take in the rematch.
JETS VS. BILLS ODDS: Buffalo Covers as a TD Favorite This Time
Bills -7 at -108 on DraftKings feels like an easy one to take, understanding the weapons that Buffalo has on offense and how much New York relies on its defense. Two weeks ago, the Los Angeles Chargers dominated a Jets defense that has been stellar all season. There’s no reason to believe Buffalo will not do the same.
The change in offensive coordinator might make the offense seem like one to shy away from. With that, sometimes a unit could use a coaching change to spur on the team. Brady had immense success at LSU with Joe Burrow when the Tigers won a national championship. Plus, Brady has worked with Allen all season, so there is familiarity between Brady and the offense.
It’s hard to bet against Josh Allen, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid. This is an offensive group that can be explosive at any moment. While the offensive coordinator in Dorsey was let go, the Bills have scored at least 20 points in three of the last four games. The Jets have trouble getting into double-digits. Expect this Bills offense to fly with new energy.
New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Totals Odds: Under 40 (-115)
The Bills should be in a position to win this game by at least seven points, but they haven’t had the offensive firepower as of late to pile up the points. New York is an offense that has struggled immensely. The Jets have not scored 20 points since October 15th, so it is hard to believe they will contribute toward hitting/ this over.
Now, the Bills have a boatload of talent on offense with Diggs and wide receiver Gabe Davis. However, the last time Buffalo scored over 30 points was in a 48-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on October 1st. It’s fair to believe that the Bills will win this game, but whether or not they carry toward the over is not a confident bet on FanDuel.
New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills: Lowest Scoring Game (+750)
A variation of this bet cashed in for us last week when we took Dallas as the highest-scoring team in the NFL in Week 10. This time, we’re going to wager that the point total from this game will be the lowest in Week 11.
If one were to feel so inclined on doubling down on the under of 40 points in this game, take this bet on FanDuel. Looking around the league, it’s fair to assume that two struggling offenses will continue their struggles into this Sunday. A Bills win by seven is still possible in a low scoring game.
Buffalo struggled to put points on the board against the Broncos last week. Meanwhile, the Jets have struggled to put points up in three straight weeks. With two defenses toward the top of the NFL, especially the Jets defense that has held offenses to lower scoring totals in two of the last three matchups, expecting a game with scoring few and far between is reasonable. Take this bet on FanDuel and root for defense on Sunday afternoon.