NFL betting preseason action for the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills concludes on Thursday as the teams meet in Buffalo.
NFL odds week 4 football betting action is full of backup players and normally starters don’t play long, if at all. That should be the case in this NFL betting matchup as well.
NFL betting should have the Bills as a small favorite in this game. It also helps that Buffalo has a quality backup quarterback. Trent Edwards is the starter according to NFL betting information but backup J.P. Losman is a former starting quarterback. The Lions have gotten good play out of backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky in the preseason so this battle of the backups may not be one-sided according to football betting information. The Lions are really focused on the running game this preseason according to NFL betting experts so look for Kevin Smith and Tatum Bell to see some time in this game. Starting receivers Calvin Johnson and Roy Williams probably won’t play much though according to NFL betting information.
On the other side of this NFL betting matchup look for backup running backs Fred Jackson and Dwayne Wright to see the bulk of the playing time as Marshawn Lynch will see limited action. Most of the Buffalo starters are expected to play a limited amount of time in this football betting matchup.
Normally in the final week of the preseason you could expect low NFL betting totals. Last year in the 16 games in the final week of the preseason the average total points scored per game was just 30. With these two teams that may not be the case in NFL odds week 4 numbers. They are both known more for offense than for defense according to NFL betting stats. The football betting total may also be a little higher since both teams have quality backup quarterbacks that can impact the NFL betting results. Neither team has been known for defense in recent years, so that could be another factor that drives up this NFL betting total.
Take a look at the NFL betting odds for this preseason matchup today.