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New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills 2020 NFL Week 1 Betting Spread, Picks and Analysis

New York Jets against Buffalo Bills Thursday Night Football Odds and Picks
  • by Anthony Carpenter
  • September 4th, 2020
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The best sportsbooks for US players favor the Buffalo Bills by six points over the New York Jets in their 2020 NFL regular season-opening game on September 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Bills Stadium.

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills NFL Betting Week 1 Odds

Jets+6 (-109)39½ (-115)
Bills-6 (-111)39½ (-105)
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Betting New York Jets

The Jets are the road underdogs as established by the best online sportsbooks. Undrafted rookie wide receiver George Campbell had a few nice receptions on Saturday. Including a 43-yard TD pass from QB David Fales. With just six healthy pass-catchers, Campbell is getting plenty of snaps.

The Jets looked out of whack offensively with so many unexpected movements. Sam Darnold appears as if he can’t find a rhythm working with so many different receivers. Josh Malone, Chris Hogan and Jamison Crowder were the starting receivers Saturday. Defensive linemen Quinnen Williams almost sacked Darnold on Saturday. There is no tackling in practice, so sacks are assumed, but Williams got in the backfield quickly and made the play. It has been an uneventful camp for Williams, but he was disruptive on that one.

The total has gone under in five of the Jets’ last six games, according to the best sportsbooks for US players. The Jets are 6-2 SU in their last eight games. 4-16 SU in their last 20 games on the road. The total has gone under in five of the Jets’ last six games against an opponent in the AFC. The Jets are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the AFC East. 0-6 SU in their last six games played in September. The total has gone under in five of the Jets’ last five games played on a Sunday.

Betting Buffalo Bills

In Thursday’s scrimmage, Josh Allen went 33 of 45 passes for a completion rate of 73%. The QB threw two passing touchdowns and a pick and had one rushing touchdown. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said it was crucial to spend a good part of the scrimmage on the passing offense to work on chemistry with receivers. From an offseason over Zoom to a mini training camp, Daboll has seen Allen become a leader and grow as a quarterback every day. Notwithstanding the obstacles that have arisen.

“He grows every day,” Daboll said. “He’s dedicated to his craft. He’s an excellent leader. He understands what we want, he goes out there and he tries to do it on a daily basis. He’s got great relationships with the people in the building, not just his teammates, but with everybody in the building. He’s leading our football team. So just like he and I always say, we take it day by day. We try to get better than the day before. And it’s never perfect, we’re a long way away from that. But we have good communication, we give and take. I have a lot of trust and faith in Josh.”

Bills are Returning Several Offensive Starters

The Bills are returning several offensive starters entering the 2020 season. For Daboll that’s not the most important key to offensive success. “Continuity is not as important as playing well and doing your job,” Daboll added. “You can be together for a long time and go out there and not play well, coach well or do things well, and it really doesn’t matter. Our whole focus is taking each day as they come and really making the most out of them. The more things you can do on a consistent basis, you give yourself a better chance.”

Daboll elaborated that continuity does play a part in the chemistry between QBs and WRs receivers. That is something that the team has worked on every day. Following Thursday’s scrimmage running back Devin Singletary mentioned how often the team has worked on it. He said the passing game timing with Allen and receivers has been “on point” the entire camp.

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills NFL Week 1 Pick:

The Bills will win but the Jets, the dogs of the best sportsbooks for US players, will cover, and the total will go over.