The Green Bay Packers travel to Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY, Sunday night, taking on the Buffalo Bills in an inter-conference game. While the Bills have been one of the best teams in the NFL, which was supposed to be, Green Bay has had a bitterly disappointing season. Buffalo is a staggering 12-point favorite (total of 47½), according to BetUS sportsbook NFL odds.
Illustrating the disparity in the teams’ season, Buffalo’s remained strongest favored (+275) to win the title, while the Packers have freefallen all the way to +3300. That’s per Super Bowl odds.
Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills NFL Odds by BetUs
|Packers||+11 (-110)||47½ (-110)||+415|
|Bills||-11 (-110)||47½ (-110)||-565|
Bills Eye Fourth Straight
The Buffalo Bills are riding high, on a three-game win streak and one of the best teams in the NFL. The Bills had huge expectations coming into the season, one of the deepest rosters as well. While so many of the experts’ Super Bowl selections haven’t delivered. Buffalo is one of the few exceptions. Bills are currently 5-1, though challenged by both the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins in the AFC East.
Buffalo is leading the league, 323 passing yards per game. The Bills have improved mightily in their run game as well, now a respectable 16th this season after being one of the worst last season. Adding that offensive balance has the Bills ranked second in points per game (29.3), while surrendering the least amount of points per outing (13.5) of any team.
With a team this elite on both ends of the ball, it’s almost as if it’s a shoo-in to make the Super Bowl. Quarterback Josh Allen is fifth in passing yards, second in passing touchdowns and second in quarterback rating this season.
Stefon Diggs is second in yards and touchdowns by receivers.
Packers Lost Three Straight
The Packers are having a godawful season, having lost three games in a row and streak while unable to find any sort of rhythm. They haven’t scored more than 22 points in a single game during this losing skid. Truly underwhelming to the point, Green Bay was taken to have a shot at bringing another title to Titletown. Instead, the Packers are 3-4, and falling out of contention in the NFC North. Green Bay is currently 2½ games behind the first-place Minnesota Vikings.
Green Bay enters Week 8 ranked 18th in passing yards per game, and a symmetrical 18th in rush yards per game. The Packers need to find the chemistry that Allen and Diggs have with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and some wide receiver. Apparently, it’s Allen Lazard having the best rapport with Rodgers, but so far, he’s no Davante Adams.
The Pack are without offensive tackle David Bakhtiari and wideout Christian Watson. Linebacker Rashan Gary may not play, and Lazard is even listed as questionable. They’re falling apart right in front of our eyes, though if they could somehow whip the Bills, it might save their season
Bills to Win, Pack to Cover
These two teams are going in completely different directions, Packers losing three straight, and a ton of chemistry issues, Bills after a fourth win in a row. Homestanding Buffalo is far too hot right now to pick against here, We won’t do that.
However, getting Aaron Rodgers and a dozen points forces our hand. In two of the three Bills’ wins during this streak, Buffalo has won by a combined seven points. The Packers are a desperate team. They will make it close, but don’t have the firepower to defeat the red-hot Bills. Take the Packers plus the dirty dozen as the Bills go to 6-1.