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Buffalo Bills – 2013 NFL Team Preview

Buffalo Bills – 2013 NFL Team Preview

2012-2013 Regular Season: 6-10 SU | 7-9 ATS

Last season, the Buffalo Bills were predicted by many experts to make their first playoff appearance since 1999. As it turned out, the Bills botched their postseason hopes with a 6-10 SU record and to make it worse, all of their wins came against teams with losing records. The team also finished with a 7-9 ATS card which easily could have been better had they not lost 3 of their last 4 games against the spread.

While the Bills are priced +5,000 to win the AFC, it looks like the Bills are in for another rough ride but big changes during the offseason may set this team on a new path. Buffalo hired Doug Marrone as the new coach in January, dropped former franchise quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in March, and signed Kelvin Kolb the following month. During the draft, the Bills surprisingly picked Florida State QB E.J. Manuel as the only QB in the First Round and are hoping he turns into the next Russell Wilson.

A major upside for the Bills though is their strength of schedule. Ten of their 16 scheduled opponents had losing records last season, which could be taken as a tell-tale sign that the team is bound to improve in the standings this season and surpass their line of 6.5 wins in the 2013 regular season total wins odds. As far as their 2014 Super Bowl odds of winning go, bettors could clean up by betting on the Buffalo Bills at +10,000.

The Bills are 7-point underdogs in their Week 1 match against the visiting AL East Champion New England Patriots. The last time the Patriots travelled to Buffalo for a Week 1 game, the Bills did not treat them like royalty blanking Tom Brady’s squad 31-0 back in 2003.

Key NFL Betting matchups of 2013 NFL Season:

Week 3 at New York Jets: Buffalo has won against the spread in 3 of their last 5 road games against the Jets.

Week 4 vs. Baltimore Ravens: Buffalo has won against the spread in their last 2 games versus the Ravens.

Buffalo Bill bettors should pay attention to:

– How quickly rookie QB E.J. Manuel’s adjusts to the NFL and the media expectations because of the success of last year’s rookie class and his high draft position.

– Can new coach Doug Marrone utilize C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson to their full potential?

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