NFL Football Betting: Buffalo Bills at Seattle Seahawks

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It’s been a strange season for ‘Canada’s NFL team’ aka the Buffalo Bills. They looked awful in losing to Baltimore and the Jets to start the season and the presumption was that Rex Ryan was on his way out as head coach. They then went on a four game winning streak bating Arizona and San Francisco at home and New England and the LA Rams on the road. Now they’ve lost two straight at Miami and home against the Patriots (you *knew* payback was coming for that earlier win). Now they need to win or they’ll officially have their longest losing streak of the season. No big deal–they just have to go to ‘The Jet City’ and beat the Seattle Seahawks on their home field before a raucous crowd on Monday Night Football.

The Seahawks are in first place in the NFC West but it hasn’t been a vintage season. They’re 4-2-1 on the year and it’s an ugly home/away breakdown. They’re 3-0-0 SU at CenturyLink Field (though just 1-2 ATS) and 1-2-1 away from home. The defense has been nasty (surprise, surprise) and are second to the Minnesota Vikings in PPG against allowing just 15.6. The offense has been putrid all season–they rank #29 in scoring offense putting up just 18.7 PPG. Russell Wilson hasn’t looked 100% physically all season and that’s pretty much all you need to know about the offense.

The Bills would be facing a tough challenge regardless of their injury situation but it’s getting ugly. They were already without LeSean McCoy (he’s questionable here) and they might be without backup Reggie Bush (he’s also questionable here). They’ve got four wide receivers on IR or the PUP list, They’ve got two more (Marquise Goodwin and Brandon Tate) with concussions and they’re so desperate for targets for Tyrod Taylor that they’ve lured Percy Harvin out of retirement. Seriously.

Seattle is a tough team to beat on their home field but their moribund offense has made it more of a realistic possibility this year. The Bills have been at their best as underdogs in recent years with a 13-7 ATS mark as underdogs and a 7-3 ATS record as underdogs of +3.5 to +9.5 points. They’re also 6-0 SU/ATS after two or more losses. Seattle should get the win here but the Bills can stay inside the number.


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