After a full weekend of online NFL betting, gambling website and players alike are ready for the NFL to make its return once more. We saw a pretty good matchup this past Monday night when the Kansas City Chiefs survived the Denver Broncos on the road. But that thrilling contest only left us with an even stronger desire for some hard hitting action. Thankfully, Thursday Night Football is but a few days away. Below bettors can find some sports betting tips for wagering on the NFL’s action this Thursday.
Betting New York
The Jets fly into this Week 9 matchup flashing a 3-5 record that grants them the title of the worst team in the AFC East. New York is a couple games behind the 3rd place 4-3 Miami Dolphins and quite a few games behind the 6-2 division leading New England Patriots. The Pats have laid claim to the AFC East for the last decade or so and most players placing playoff sportsbook bets have New England winning the East. Early on in the 2017 season, it seemed like some teams were in the running for usurping the Pats in the East. Right now Buffalo is the frontrunners to knock off the top dog but if the Jets pull off the upset this Sunday, that will no longer be the case.
However, considering the type of success the Jets have been having on the gridiron as of late, not too many people are picking New York to win this game this Sunday. The Jets are riding a 3-game losing streak which includes their most recent 25-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons had hit a bump and it wouldn’t have been all that surprising to see New York deliver the upset. However, it should be noted that the Jets are the only team from the AFC East to not beat Atlanta this season. With that in mind, it’s pretty clear who the favorite should be ahead of this Thursday night matchup.
The Bills stampede into this AFC East rivalry sporting a pretty impressive 5-2 record this season. While winning 5 games on the season is certainly noteworthy, especially in the NFL, a closer inspection of the wins the Bills have acquired will reveal that they’re not exactly what you would call a ‘quality win’. Buffalo has wins over the New York Jets, the Denver Broncos, the Atlanta Falcons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders. Of those two, the wins over the Broncos, Falcons and Raiders are the most eye-catching. However, the wins against their NFC West opponents came at a time when both teams were caught off guard. The same is true for Atlanta; they were in the slumps.
But that’s not to say that the Bills should be underestimated. Instead, the opposite is true: Buffalo is a very capable team. The only problem is that inconsistency seems to be the only thing the Bills can do consistently. One week, we’re seeing this team upset the greatest teams in the NFL. The next, they’re losing a close one to the Cincinnati Bengals. If Buffalo wants to be taken seriously they’ll need to start winning close games and they’ll need to deliver a decisive finish against New York this Thursday. Gambling websites are predicting a close one this Thursday so they might be able to accomplish both in Week 9.
Gambling Websites’ Betting Lines & Odds:
New York Jets +3 ½ (-115) 43 (-110) +148
Buffalo Bills -3 ½ (-105) 43 (-110) -170