Bills battle Jets in Week 11 odds
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If the playoffs started today Geno Smith and the 5-4 New York Jets would be in as the six seed in the AFC. Now the trick is to hang on to that spot.
This week the Jets are involved in a match-up of rookie quarterbacks as they head up to Buffalo to take on EJ Manuel and the 3-7 Bills Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).
With its surprisingly good start, which includes an upset of New Orleans two weeks ago, New York is 6-3 ATS this season.
Buffalo, meanwhile, has lost three games in a row both SU and ATS, after losing at Pittsburgh Sunday 23-10.
In the early betting the Jets, who beat the Bills back in September 27-20, were lined as one-point underdogs for Sunday's game.
Some key betting trends between a team coming off a bye and a team heading into a bye week. The Jets are 9-3 ATS past 12 games following a bye and the UNDER is 14-3 past 17 post-bye-week games.
The Bills are 1-5-1 ATS past 7 seasons before a bye week and have played OVER in 5 of past 6 seasons before a bye week.
Overall, the Jets are 7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS in their past eight games vs Bills.
The Bills are 3-7 so far on the season, and 5-5 ATS vs. the number. The Jets, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 6-3 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Buffalo go 6-4 and the Jets go 6-3 on the totals.
This game matches up the No. 26 (Bills) and the No. 31 (Jets) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 15-14 result in favor of the Bills is predicted by handicapping models.
The Jets were a 26-20 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Saints. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (46) made winners of OVER bettors. The Bills suffered a Week 10 loss against Pittsburgh in their last game, falling 23-10 at Heinz Field.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 24-ranked offense (19.9 PPG) against a Jets defense that ranks No. 22 at 25.67 PPG. The Bills passing attack has averaged 192.2 yards per game, less than the Jets give up through the air (251.44 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Jets feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 68.75 yards per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.
A few Jets at Bills trends to consider:
NY Jets is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Jets's last 7 games
NY Jets is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
NY Jets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New York at Baltimore, Sunday, November 24th
Buffalo at Atlanta, Sunday, December 1st