Sunday, October 4, 2020, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 4:25 p.m. ET
Bills at Raiders Betting Preview: Bills (-3/-115), Raiders (+3/-105)
Look no further than Josh Allen for the primary reason why the Bills are off to a 3-0 start for the second time in as many years.
Allen is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 1,038 yards, while his AFC-best 10 passing touchdowns and two rushing scores make him the first player in NFL history to accomplish that feat in the first three games of a season.
Allen was at his best last Sunday, throwing four touchdown passes and rushing for another in Buffalo’s 35-32 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Allen has formed instant chemistry with offseason acquisition Stefon Diggs, who found the end zone for the second straight week and carries team-leading totals in receptions (20) and receiving yards (288) into Sunday’s contest.
Cole Beasley led the team with six catches for 100 yards last week while fellow wideout John Brown’s availability is in question as he nurses a calf injury.
While Brown was absent from practice on Wednesday, rookie running back Zack Moss returned after a one-game absence due to a toe injury and could join Devin Singletary (121 scrimmage yards last week) in the backfield versus Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders (2-1) were left licking their wounds following a series of missed opportunities as well as yielding a staggering 250 rushing yards in a 36-20 setback to New England last Sunday.
Derek Carr fumbled twice and workhorse running back Josh Jacobs also put the ball on the ground as Las Vegas sustained its first loss of the season.
Carr was just fine through the air, however, posting his third straight passer rating of over 100.0 while forming a connection with Hunter Renfrow (six receptions, 84 yards, one touchdown).
Fellow wideout Zay Jones will look to make an impact against his former team while first-round pick Henry Ruggs III reportedly won’t have the opportunity as he nurses a hamstring and knee injury.
Darren Waller has 20 receptions to rank second among tight ends this season, however he was perplexingly absent from last Sunday’s contest. Waller finished with two catches for nine yards, marking his fewest receptions in a game since he had two for 52 yards against Detroit on Nov. 3, 2019.
Bills at Raiders Betting Pick for Week 4
Buffalo has followed up fast starts in all three games by being outscored 24-7 in the third quarter. The Bills would be wise to keep their focus during halftime as opposed to taking their foot off the pedal.
The Raiders need to make the Bills a one-dimensional team if they wish to deny the Bills’ bid for their first 4-0 start since 2008.
Bills at Raiders Betting Pick:
Bills 35, Raiders 21
Bills at Raiders Best Bet for Week 4
The Bills have averaged an NFL fourth-best 434.0 total yards and third-most 31.0 points per game. The Raiders haven’t been too shabby with average totals of 374.7 and 29.3. The scoreboard operator is going to be busy in this one.
Bills at Raiders Best Bet: OVER 52 (-110)