The Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons, who meet in online NFL betting action this weekend, have found some unlikely ways to remain above .500. The former upset the Super Bowl 50 champions, while the latter got the alternative ending option in the DVD features against the Detroit Lions, and could become the fourth Super Bowl loser to start 4-0 in the last three-and-a-half decades. The Bills will face the Falcons as, once again, the scrappy underdogs – and we don’t mean Scooby Doo’s nephew.
- Date: October 1
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Sportsbook NFL Wagering Odds:
Bills +7½ (-110) 48½ (-110)
Falcons -7½ (-110) 48½ (-110)
From defense vs. defense to defense vs. offense
The game against the Broncos was, for the Bills, a war of attrition to see whose defense could outlast the other. Starting QB Tyrod Taylor managed, even though he was sacked four times, to complete 20 of 26 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 27, 2017
Buffalo’s secondary, meanwhile, put the screws to the Broncos’ receivers in the second half, and the Bills forced Denver to turn over the ball on each of its final four possessions, including two picks and two fourth-down stops. The Buffalo defense will encounter its first true challenge of the season (the held, in defeat, the Panthers to nine points, but the Panthers aren’t, even in victory, what they used to be) against a Falcons team that they have tend to struggle with in recent times. The Bills are 0-4 straight-up in their last four games against the Dirty Birds, losing, in that same period, by an average of 10.5 points, which would suffice to keep the Bills from covering the 7½-point spread this Sunday. Buffalo is, in fact 1-3-1 against the online NFL betting spread in the last five games versus the Falcons. The Bills are, additionally, 6-19 SU in their last 25 games following a win as an underdog and 2-6 SU and ATS in their last eight Week 4 games.
Rewind and Erase
The Lions thought they had the Falcons beat, but the game does not conclude until the woman with the eating disorder ululates.Whether or not it was the right call, the fact is that Atlanta remains undefeated at 3-0. For what it’s worth, though, in the battle of Matts, Stafford prevailed over Ryan, who, uncharacteristically, threw three interceptions. Matty Ice will have to pick up his game against the fearsome Bills defense, but the Falcons have, all things considered, seldom had trouble laying down the points either at home or against the Bills. Atlanta has scored double digits in their last six home wins, and has scored at least 28 points in nine home games in a row. The online NFL betting total, moreover, has gone over in their last 11 games at home, as well as in six of their last seven games against Buffalo, perhaps due to choices such as Bills head coach Sean McDermott’s decision to cover Julio Jones with a single player last season. A ballsy, yet ultimately dumb, move.