Buffalo Bills Favourites Monday Night Against New York Jets
The Aaron Rodgers experiment gets underway Monday night, as the New York Jets and their new star quarterback, by way of Green Bay, open the regular season at home against the favoured Buffalo Bills.
For the Bills, this is an opportunity to make a statement in a season where many have them as Super Bowl favourites, while others focus on what might be a closing window of opportunity in Buffalo.
On the point spread, the Bills are -2.5, while the Jets are +2.5. In addition, the Over-Under is 46.5.
At PointsBet Canada, the moneyline is Bills 1.69, Jets 2.20. The point spread is Bills -2.5, Jets +2.5, with an Over/Under of 46.5.
Von Miller To Miss Opener, Josh Allen In MVP Hunt
The betting line has been impacted by news that Pro Bowl edge rusher Von Miller of the Bills, recovering from an ACL injury suffered last season, will start this season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. That means he won’t be eligible to play until Week 5 in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Last week, Bills brought in offensive tackle Germain Ifedi to strengthen the offensive line. He’s in his seventh NFL season, previously with Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and Seattle.
With tackle Tommy Doyle suffering a long-term injury, the Bills are looking at Ifedi’s experience as a plus, with focus this season on a revamped running game, which could mean quarterback Josh Allen won’t have to run the ball as much.
Last season, the 6-foot-5, 237-pound quarterback ran for 762 yards, a 6.1-yard-per-carry average. That isn’t going to be sustainable, so the Bills in the off-season said goodbye to running back Devin Singletary and brought in Damien Harris, a physical runner and an ideal short-yard, goal-line back.
There’s a lot of buzz around the 27-year-old Allen, as he attempts to take the Bills to the top as one of the league's best signal callers.
BetMGM has Allen at 8.50 to win NFL MVP, behind just Kansas CIty's Patrick Mahomes (7.0) and Cincinnati's Joe Burrow (8.0).
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