The Buffalo Bills hit the bye on a sour note but hope to sweeten the results against the Washington Redskins coming out of it.
Historically, they have done just that, going 7-2-1 ATS past 10 seasons after BYE week. And they have traditionally owned the Redskins going 5-0 SU and ATS against them since 1993.
Both teams started quickly but have hit the skids a bit. Buffalo gets a 5.5-point opening number to cover at Rogers Center in Toronto.
If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Redskins listed as 4-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 46.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Bills and the No. 21-ranked Redskins, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 30-24 result in favor of the Bills.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 3-ranked offense (31.3 PPG) against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 6 at 19.3 PPG. The Bills passing attack has averaged 237.5 yards per game, more than the Redskins give up through the air (218.3 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Redskins feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 115 yards per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.
The Redskins were a 33-20 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of OVER bettors. The Redskins suffered a Week 7 loss against Carolina in their last game, falling 33-20 at Bank of America Stadium.
Buffalo was a 27-24 loser in its last match on the road against the Giants. They earned a push of the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 51 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Buffalo got a 121-yard performance from Fred Jackson, but New York prevailed 27-24.
Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 4-6
When an underdog on the road are 4-6
Buffalo Bills Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When favored at home are 5-5
A few Redskins at Bills trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Washington home to San Francisco, Sunday, November 6
Buffalo home to NY Jets, Sunday, November 6