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Bills take on Jets in Week 3 contest

Buffalo Bills New York Jets
1-1 September 22, 2013, 04:25 | MetLife Stadium 1-1

A pair of rookie quarterbacks, each with a victory to their credit, face off when Geno Smith and his New York Jets host EJ Manuel and his Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon (4:25 pm ET, CBS).

In the early Week 3 NFL betting the 1-1 Jets, who will be working on a couple extra days off after losing at New England last Thursday, were favored by a field goal over the 1-1 Bills, who scored with two seconds to go to beat Carolina Sunday.

Buffalo faces some strong trends here if they hope to beat the Jets. They are 1-6 SU, 2-5 ATS in their past 7 games vs the Jets. They are 2-13 SU in their past 15 road games and 3-16 SU as an underdog. All three scenarios apply in Week 3.

View Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup, the Jets sat as -2.5-point Favorite at shops such as 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at GTbets.eu at 39.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Jets) and the No. 18 (Bills) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 17-16 result in favor of the Bills is predicted by handicapping models.

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Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 24-23 winner as they battled the Panthers at home. The Bills covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jets suffered a Week 2 loss against New England in their last game, falling 13-10 at Gillette Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 29-ranked offense (14 PPG) against a Bills defense that ranks No. 15 at 23 PPG. The Jets passing attack has averaged 201.5 yards per game, less than the Bills give up through the air (228 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bills own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 54 yards per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 14 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Bills at Jets trends to consider:
Buffalo is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
NY Jets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Jets's last 7 games
NY Jets is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
NY Jets is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Baltimore, Sunday, September 29th
New York at Tennessee, Sunday, September 29th