Two leaders of their respective divisions will face off in an inter-conference battle this coming Sunday in Buffalo, as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Buffalo Bills. Both teams have six wins through eight weeks, and each will look to pad their lead atop their divisions. Check out our preview of this game below along with our prediction.
Betting Preview for the Seattle Seahawks vs Buffalo Bills Regular Season Week 9 Game on November 8, 2020
Where: Bills Stadium, Orchard Park
When: Sunday, November 8, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (-2.5)
Regular Season Record: 6-1
The Seahawks easily rebounded after suffering their first loss of the season in Week 7 at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals, as they took down the San Francisco 49ers at home last Sunday, 37-27. Russell Wilson cooked the 49ers’ defense for 261 passing yards (27/37) while tossing four touchdowns against zero interceptions. It’s the kind of performance that has become a norm for Wilson, who leads the NFL with 26 passing touchdowns with just six interceptions, so far this season. Seattle’s defense continues to have issues, but it showed improvement in the 49ers game, as they allowed just 161 total yards in the first half and 351 in the entire game. Veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner played like the All-Pro that he is, as he wreaked havoc on the field with his two sacks. Getting to Josh Allen will be a major agenda for Wagner, whose performance against the 49ers could be a sign of better things to come not just for him but for the entire Seattle’s defense as well. Wilson can get some help on offense in Week 9 after Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde missed Week 8 with injuries. The Seahawks will look to run against Buffalo’s defense that is allowing 134.5 rushing yards per game, which is just 26th in the NFL.
The Seahawks are 5-4-1 against the spread in their last 10 road games.
Betting on the Buffalo Bills (+2.5)
Regular Season Record: 6-2
After a long while, the Bills finally got to beat the New England Patriots, as they defeated Bill Belichick’s squad at home last Sunday, 24-21. It was Buffalo’s first win against the Pats in seven tries since 2016. Now, the Bills are on a two-game win streak, as they also beat the lowly New York Jets on the road in Week 7. Buffalo’s win over the Patriots can be mostly credited to the Bills’ backfield tandem of Devin Singletary and Zack Moss, who had 86 and 81 rushing yards, respectively, with the latter scoring two rushing touchdowns. They can find success again on the ground in Week 8 against the improved but still bad Seattle defense that is last in the NFL with 460.9 total yards allowed per game. Josh Allen should also be busy dealing passes to his targets against Seattle. Allen only had 154 passing yards (11/18) and was intercepted in the win over New England, but he and his receivers can have a day torching Seattle’s lousy secondary. With John Brown stretching the field for Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley, the Bills can look forward to making huge plays downfield. Seattle has given up seven 40+ yards plays this season, which is tied for most in the league.
The over is 3-1 in the Bills’ last four home games.
The Seahawks win, 27-24.
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