Betting the Bills- Week 2

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Updated: September 18, 2011

Just a quick update of this weeks contest from an ATS perspective.

I came out of last week expecting to have to pick against the Bills after Vegas and everyone else adjusted their expectations to a post ‘Buffalo playing for Andrew Luck’ world. That happened to a degree with as the Bills are giving 4 points at home this week to the also better than expected Oakland Raiders. Given the optimism surrounding Oakland after their Week 1 victory of the Raiders, it would seem that this would be a good game to pick against the Bills without having to think they will lose.

However, when you look at the match ups, Oakland looks very similar to the Chiefs as a team that found success running the ball in 2010 despite less than elite QB play. The Raiders were number 2 in rushing last year, but have Jason Campbell as their QB. Buffalo needs to simply stack the box, handle the run, and the 4 points should be an easy cover.

Season Betting the Bills Record: 1-0

Rest of the Picks

Chicago +5 @ New Orleans

Kansas City @ Detroit -9

Jacksonville +9 @ New York Jets

Arizona +4.5 @ Washington

Baltimore -6 @ Tennessee

Seattle @ Pittsburgh -14

Green Bay @ Carolina +11

Tampa Bay @ Minnesota +1

Cleveland -1.5 @ Indianapolis

Dallas -3 @ San Francisco

San Diego +7 @New England

Cincinnati +3 @ Denver

Philadelphia -2.5 @ Atlanta

St Louis +6.5 @ New York