The Buffalo Bills bounced back in Week 2, easily handling a Tua Tagovailoa-less Miami Dolphins team on the road to get back to .500 on the season.
Buffalo’s offense and Josh Allen haven’t looked as sharp as they did in the 2020 season, but the defense has been strong, allowing just 23 points over the first two games of the season.
Washington picked up a thrilling win on Thursday Night Football with Taylor Heinicke at the helm, but it will face a much tougher test on the road in Week 3. The Football Team has been in a pair of close games, but it will take a much better defensive effort to beat Allen and the Bills.
After allowing 29 points to Daniel Jones and the Giants, it’s safe to say that Ron Rivera’s team has a lot of adjustments to make in Week 3.
Washington Football Team vs. Buffalo Bills Spread, Odds and Over/Under
Washington +9.0 (-115)
Bills -9.0 (-105)
Over/Under: 45.5 (Over: -115/Under: -105)
Washington Football Team vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
- Washington is 0-2 against the spread this season.
- Washington is 10-9 against the spread since Ron Rivera took over in 2020.
- Buffalo has hit the under in both of its games this season.
- Buffalo is 0-1 as a home favorite this season, but it was 4-3 against the spread and 7-0 straight up in those games last season.
Washington Football Team vs. Buffalo Bills Prediction and Pick
Even though the Bills were dominant in Week 2, I’m going to roll with Washington to cover for the first time all season in Week 3.
Buffalo deserves to be favored at home, but the Bills have struggled a bit offensively, totaling the 19th-most yards in the NFL so far this season. Washington’s front seven won’t be as easy to run on as Miami’s was in Week 2, and Allen has looked more like his 2019 self than the player he was in 2020.
He was due for a bit of regression, but that concerns me against a Washington team that prides itself on the defensive end. Allen could find a lot of rushing lanes though in Week 3, as Daniel Jones gashed the Football Team for 95 yards on nine carries in Week 2.
Still, with 10 days of rest and a sizable nine-point spread, I like Washington to keep this a one possession game and cover in Week 3.
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