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Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills Betting Preview

The Green Bay Packers (3-4) look like they could be in trouble ahead of their Sunday night meeting with the 5-1 Buffalo Bills. Aaron Rodgers and company have dropped three straight, and now they head to Highmark Stadium, where Buffalo is 2-0 with an average margin of victory of 34.5 points.

The Bills are also fresh after having their bye last weekend, which is why Buffalo is a -10.5 favorite.

Rodgers Frustrated

Even when they’ve had some defensive inefficiencies in the past, Green Bay had the offense that could counter that behind the passing of Rodgers and Davante Adams’ effectiveness in the passing game.

With Adams traded to the Raiders in the offseason – along with a shaky offensive line – Rodgers has looked human this year and had a season-low 194 pass yards last Sunday in a 23-21 loss at Washington.

Rodgers made some statements this week that Green Bay should “cut the reps of guys that continue to make mistakes” so all is not well in cheese land. A matchup with Buffalo is rarely good for what ails you, as the Bills rank tops in total defense (281.5 yards, rush defense (76.2 ypg), and scoring (13.5 ppg).

Bills Rested and Refreshed

Buffalo had the bye last weekend, which offered them some time to come down from a huge 24-20 win over the Chiefs in Kansas City. Josh Allen won the duel with Patrick Mahomes throwing for three TDs and zero INTs, while the Kansas City star had two TD scores but also threw two INTs.

The Bills now return home where they have beaten Pittsburgh 38-3 this season and added a 41-7 domination of the Titans in week two. Buffalo covered double-digit spreads in both of those games and will look to do the same in this week eight matchup.

Of course, a team with Rodgers can always keep things close, but the X-factor in this game might be Von Miller. Rodgers has been hurried the fifth most times in the NFL and is also battling through a sore thumb, so if Miller can continue to bring the pressure (six sacks), the Green Bay offense will be neutralized.

Packers at Bills Pick and Prediction

Buffalo has played just two of their six games this season at home, and they were dominant in both of those outings. Everything seems lined up for a huge Bills win – they are at home in a primetime game, coming off a bye, and play a Green Bay team that has lost three in a row and are also playing their second straight contest on the road and third in the last four away from Lambeau including a trip to London in week five.

The Packers remain on the road next week in Detroit in a game that looks like it could go either way at this point.

The Green Bay defense has allowed 23+ points in four straight games, and they’re running into a buzzsaw on Sunday night against Allen and Buffalo’s top-ranked offense in total yards (440.8) and passing yards (323.0). This one looks like it has the potential to get ugly.

Pick: Bills -10.5

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