The Buffalo Bills look to sustain their form in the preseason after getting the win last week. That’s also the same goal of the Carolina Panthers, whose stop unit grabbed the headlines for the team. The Bills are not seen as a Super Bowl contender, but the preseason gives them a chance to gain more confidence in themselves. They are +900 to win the AFC East division, while the Panthers are +450 to win the NFC South.
Betting Preview for the Buffalo Bills vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Preseason Week 2 Game on August 16, 2019
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
When: Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on Buffalo Bills (1-0 Preseason)
Sure, the Bills still have LeSean McCoy as the top option in the backfield and have just acquired a veteran and future Hall of Famer in Frank Gore, but it could just be a matter of time before Buffalo installs a new starting running back. That sentiment has definitely grown louder following the Buffalo’s 24-16 home win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1 of the preseason. Rookie Devin Singletary racked up 27 rushing yards on nine carries and made his presence felt in the passing game with 21 yards on three receptions. Singletary could add more to his hype by dealing Carolina’s run defense that got scored on by another rookie in David Montgomery last week. Josh Allen, who went 6-for-11 for 66 yards against Indianapolis, could have his playing time reduced to give way for Matt Barkley and Tyree Jackson. Barkley had 126 passing yards on 9-for-14 completions and a touchdown, while Jackson went just 2-for-10 for 45 passing yards.
The Bills are 3-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last four preseason games.
Betting on Carolina Panthers (1-0 Preseason)
Perhaps no other Panther impressed the most in Week 1’s 23-13 won over the Chicago Bears on the road than rookie edge rusher Brian Burns, who burned the Bears with two sacks. Second-year pro Marquis Haynes also had two sacks, but what Burns did was more notable, as he is among the newest addition to the Panthers’ offensive line that truly needed a boost heading into the offseason after ranking just 27th overall in the NFL in terms of sack counts. The Panthers finished the Chicago game with a total of five sacks that forced the Bears lose 35 yards. The Bills have a decent offensive line, but with most of their starters unlikely to take the field, Burns and company could wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks. Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly didn’t play in Week 1 of the preseason, and it’s fair to expect the two Panthers star will watch from the sidelines again this coming Friday.
The panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last five preseason games.
The Panthers win, 27-17.
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