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New York Jets Odds
The New York Jets are coming off a 7-9 season under head coach Adam Gase, and a slow start this year could put Gase squarely on the hot seat. Gase already has been part of a mini-controversy this preseason, during which he and Le’Veon Bell disagreed about the running back’s health, but both the coach and the player insist that they are on good terms now.
Gase will need Bell to bounce back after a disappointing 2019 season in which he averaged 3.2 yards per carry. Quarterback Sam Darnold is entering his third year with the franchise and is in search of his first winning season.
Buffalo Bills Odds
The Bills are looking to get off to a fast start after posting a 10-6 record and making the playoffs a year ago. Now, future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady is finally out of the AFC East, and Buffalo smells a strong chance to claim its first division title since 1995.
Josh Allen is entering his third season at quarterback for Buffalo and will look to improve upon a season in which he threw for 3,089 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He is surrounded by a talented offense that includes newcomer Stefon Diggs, a former star wide receiver with the Minnesota Vikings.
Jets at Bills Betting Pick for Week 1
Buffalo boasts a more talented team on paper, but it is tough to pick them to win by a touchdown or more when neither team has had a preseason game to prepare.
Last season, the teams split their series in a pair of low-scoring battles, with the Bills winning the first matchup by one point and the Jets winning the rematch by seven points.
Jets at Bills Betting Pick: Jets (+6.5), Bills (-6.5)
Bills 20, Jets 17
Jets at Bills Best Bet
This divisional rivalry tends to inspire close-knit outcomes, and it is reasonable to guess that Allen and Darnold will carry some rust into their Week 1 starts at quarterback.
The teams did not eclipse 33 total points in either of their two matchups last season, and it stands to reason that another ugly game awaits as both defenses set the tone.
Jets at Bills Best Bet: UNDER 39.5