Although the Buffalo Bills went 10-6 last season, they’ve garnered plenty of buzz as a potential playoff team this season. So far, oddsmakers aren’t buying it. The over/under on Buffalo Bills’ regular season victories is 7. Will the Bills win more than 7 games? Or, will they fail again to get more than 6? Check out our Buffalo Bills total regular season win odds, analysis, and a free pick!
Buffalo Bills 2019 Season Win/Loss Total Odds & Predictions
“It’s exciting to put the Bills jersey on for the first time. I feel like a kid again, it’s great.”
Why Bills over 7 is a good bet?
Buffalo has a more than manageable schedule. They open the season against the New York Jets. In Week 2, they take on the New York Giants. Then in Week 3 they go head-to-head against the Cincinnati Bengals. The potential is there for Buffalo to be 3-0 before facing the New England Patriots in Week 4.
Although the Bills schedule gets tougher after their bye, they play home games against the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, and New York Jets. Buffalo could beat all 6 of those teams, which would mean 9 wins. Even if they lose one game among the 6, they’d end up with 8 wins if they start season at 3-0.
Why Bills under 7 is a good bet?
The offense should be improved. It’s still shaky. Josh Allen showed flashes under center last season. Those were just flashes, though. It remains to be seen if Allen can become the all-pro quarterback Buffalo envisions him to be.
The running back situation is sort of up in the air. Who knows if T.J. Yeldon, LeSean McCoy, or rookie Devin Singletary starts. Frank Gore is back, which is hard to believe. The offense did upgrade the wide receiver position by signing Cole Beasley and tight-end Tyler Kroft. Both should help Allen. How much they help is the question.
Buffalo Bills Total Regular Season Win Final Analysis
Although question marks remain on offense, there are no question marks on defense. Buffalo’s defense should be its saving grace this season. Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds should step forward and become one of the best at his position.
The Bills also drafted Ed Oliver, an excellent defensive tackle from Houston. Oliver will plug up the middle. That gives Edmunds more room to roam. Cornerback Tre’Davious White will lead the secondary. White has the potential to be a shut down corner. If he becomes that shut down corner this season, the Bills will field a Top 5 unit.
Although the defense should be great, Allen must improve. That’s the real question mark for the Bills. Last season, Allen completed only 52.8% of his passes. He threw only 10 touchdowns to 12 interceptions.
He mustn’t just improve for the Bills to win more than 7 games, he must improve a lot. That’s the issue with going over with Buffalo. The defense will win the Bills only so many contests. Even though the schedule is manageable and the defense is awesome, Josh Allen doesn’t figure to have taken a big enough leap to bring the Bills to .500. Buffalo won’t win more than 7 games this season.
NFL Betting Pick: Under 7