Bills Biggest Favorite, Raiders Most Popular Bet in Week 9

Bills And Raiders Football Background

  • The Buffalo Bills’ 14.5 point spread against the Jacksonville Jaguars is the largest for Week 9.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders meanwhile, were the most popular bet with 96% of the tickets for their game against the New York Giants.
  • Green Bay had 92% of the bets before Aaaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19.

The Buffalo Bills have the largest betting spread for Week 9 while the Las Vegas Raiders are the most heavily bet team for the week.

According to the best NFL betting sites, the Bills are currently -14.5 point favorites to beat the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Buffalo is one of only three teams with double-digit spreads for Week 9. The Indianapolis Colts are -10.5 point favorites at home against the New York Jets while the Dallas Cowboys are -10 point favorites at home against the Denver Broncos.

Meanwhile, the Raiders have taken 96% of the early bets as -3 point favorites against the New York Giants. The Green Bay Packers had 92% of the bets against the Kansas City Chiefs before Aaron Rodgers was declared out of the game due to COVID-19. The only other team with 90+% of the bets are the New England Patriots who are four-point spread favorites against the Carolina Panthers.

Bills SB LVI Favorites, Allen MVP Favorite

These are good times in Buffalo. The Bills are the current Super Bowl LVI favorites at +500 while quarterback Josh Allen is the new MVP betting favorite at +225. Buffalo has a 5-2 record, tied with the Raiders and Ravens for the second-best record in the AFC. They have won five out of their last six games with their only blot during that period a 34-31 upset loss to the Tennessee Titans two weeks ago.

The Jaguars meanwhile, went back to their losing ways after snapping their 21-game losing streak. Jacksonville turned in one of their worst offensive performance of the season as they were unable to score until the final two minutes of the game. The Jaguars went on to lose 31-7 against a Seahawks team quarterbacked by Gino Smith.

Buffalo has won two out of its last three meetings against Jacksonville although the last one was way back on November 25, 2018. A lot of things have changed since then. Trevor Lawrence is the Jacksonville QB while Josh Allen is now three years wiser, better, and the betting favorite to be named MVP.

Raiders in the Headlines for the Wrong Reason

The Raiders were in the headlines this week for the wrong reason. Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III faces two felony charges for his involvement in a fatal car crash last Tuesday. Before the courts could act, the Raiders did and released Ruggs shortly after the news broke. Ruggs was the Raiders’ leading receiver through seven games with 469 yards prior to his release.

Derek Carr is having a fantastic season with 2,269 passing yards with 12 TDs. The Raiders have won two in a row, both by double-digit winning margins, and are coming off a bye week. While Ruggs will be gone, Carr still has his top two targets in TE Darren Waller and WR Hunter Renfrow. The Raiders are 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS and they have sole possession of the lead in the AFC West.

The Giants covered the spread in their 20-17 loss to the Chiefs last Monday. But overall, New York is 2-6 SU and 4-4 ATS on the season. Sterling Shephard is listed as doubtful for the game while Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay are questionable. WIth Danny Dimes possibly without his top weapons again, you can’t blame the public for hammering the Raiders.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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