Are The Bills Ready To Win In 2014?

Betting on the Buffalo Bills

Are The Bills Ready To Win In 2014?

Should You Bet On Buffalo Bills In The 2014 NFL Season?

The Buffalo Bills (6-10 SU, 8-8 ATS, 10-6 O/U) will enter the 2014 regular season looking to build on the respectable campaign they had in 2013, but this rebuilding franchise will have its work cut out for them in trying to reach the postseason for the first time since 1999.

This look at Buffalo ‘s upcoming 2014 regular season will give you the expert information you’ll need in order to cash in on Buffalo ‘s games all season long.

Betting On the Buffalo Bills to Win the 2015 Super Bowl

NFL Odds to win Super Bowl 49 Buffalo Bills +7500

The Bills have a really long way to go if they want to get back to being a playoff participant, let alone, making a Super Bowl appearance, so I say forget Buffalo as far as them having a chance to cash in on their season-long NFL Super Bowl 49 Futures Odds.

Buffalo finished the 2013 season ranked a stellar second in rushing as running back C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson each rushed for at least 890 yards while averaging at least 4.3 yards per carry. Buffalo re-signed Jackson to a one-year, $2.6 million dollar contract extension last week.

Unfortunately, the Bills also ranked a dismal 28th in passing, though I do love their addition of now, second-year quarterback E.J. Manuel.

Buffalo is expecting big things out of their young signal-caller after he shined early on last season before going down with an ankle injury that caused him to miss six games last season.

"He’s worked extremely hard," head coach Doug Marrone said of Manuel recently, "and that’s why when people say, ‘Are you confident?’ I’m extremely confident. I’m confident because of the work that he’s put in, and it’s shown. He’s much, much better than he was the year before, and he gets better each day and he’ll continue to grow as we go."

The Bills have far too much competition in the AFC for them to leapfrog all of them and represent the AFC in the 2015 Super Bowl. Maybe this team can contend in another couple of years, but right now….you’re best served saving your money on this futures odds wager.

Betting On the Buffalo Bills to Win the AFC East

  • New England Patriots -325
  • New York Jets +900
  • Miami Dolphins +700
  • Buffalo Bills +1500

Analysis: The Bills recorded a solid 3-3 SU mark against their AFC East division rivals last season that includes an even more impressive 4-2 ATS mark. Surprisingly, the Bills’ division record is an impressive 5-5 SU and bankroll-boosting 7-3 ATS over its last 10 games and 3-1 ATS over its last four.

I like the way Buffalo played under former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone in his first season in the NFL in 2013 and I think the Bills could take another step forward if they can keep E.J. Manuel upright and healthy, but that may not be as easy as it sounds.

Save your money if you plan on wagering on the Bills to win the AFC East, although it is undoubtedly one of the weaker divisions in the least few seasons.

The New England Patriots are far and away the best team in this division although I wouldn’t be surprised if Buffalo finished in second place ahead of both, Miami and the New York Jets.

I say keep it simple and avoid betting on Buffalo to win their division, although I would wager on them more often than not when they have a division matchup, particularly seeing as how their ATS record against their division rivals has been surprisingly valuable.

Betting On the Buffalo Bills to Win In Week One

  • Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears -6
  • Over/Under 48

Buffalo has gone 2-3 SU and 3-2 ATS in its last five games in the month of September and I like them to improve on those respectable statistics in their Week 1 showdown against the Chicago Bears.

I know the Chicago Bears have won five of their last 10 road games while recording a solid 4-6 ATS mark over the span, but the Bills have won five of their last 10 at Ralph Wilson Stadium while covering the spread in a blistering seven of those contests.

Buffalo is 2-3 SU and ATS in its last five games as an underdog of six points or less, but Chicago is just 2-3 ATS in their last five such contests, though they have won four of their last five as a fave of at least six points, outright.

Buffalo drafted speedy wide receiver Sammy Watkins with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft and added offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandijo with the 44th overall pick.

Buffalo fans are already finding out that Watkins is a superstar in the making as he has made one spectacular catch after another in training camp.

"Sammy is as advertised, and actually even better than advertised because of everything he does off field," said second-year general manager Doug Whaley. "His preparation, his want to be the best, his professionalism. He is wise beyond his years."

Still, I don’t think the Bills did enough to address their needs to stop the passing attack after ranking 28th in that category last season.

Maybe it’s me, but I think this contest ahs the look of a classic field goal game! Take the Bills to cover the spread with just a touch of room to spare – if they don’t get the outright win in their home opener that is. Either way, I like the Bills to cover the spread.

My Pick: Buffalo Bills +6 Points

Buffalo Bills Betting Tips

The Bills, like their AFC East division counterparts, will play each of the four members of the NFC North in 2014 and that’s not necessarily good new with the Bills going 2-3 SU and 1-2-1 ATS over their last four meetings, all in 2010. Things look even worse when I look back even further, with Buffalo going 4-6 SU and just 3-6-1 ATS in their L/10 games against their NFC North counterparts.

When the Bills are favored, no matter the spread, they’re apparently a very good bet with the team going 7-3 SU and ATS in its last 10 games as a fave. Conversely, when the Bills are an underdog, they tend to play just like one, going 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games as a puppy.

I like the Bills to get involved in high-scoring affairs against the Bears, Chargers, Texans, Vikings, Jets, Browns and Raiders while participating in low-scoring affairs against the Patriots, Dolphins and Chiefs.

The Bills are an absolute lock to fall when they battle division rival New England on the road, going 0-10 SU in their last 10 visits to Foxborough, so when this team travels to New England, play the Pats straight up against the Moneyline.

Buffalo Bills Projected 2014 Starters

Offense

Defense

QB

EJ Manuel

DE

Mario Williams

RB

Fred Jackson  /  C.J. Spiller

DT

Kyle Williams

WR1

Sammy Watkins

DT

Marcell Dareus

WR2

Robert Woods

DE

Jerry Hughes

WR3

Mike Williams

MLB

Brandon Spikes

TE1

Scott Chandler

WLB

Kiko Alonso

LT

Cordy Glenn

CB1

Stephon Gilmore

LG

Chris Williams

CB2

Leodis McKelvin

C

Eric Wood

CB3

Nickell Robey

RG

Kraig Urbik

SS

Aaron Williams

RT

Cyrus Kouandjio

FS

Da’Norris Searcy