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Washington Football Team vs. Buffalo Bills Predictions, Odds, Picks

Sept. 23, 2021
Jonathan Willis
VI Betting Expert
VegasInsider.com

The Buffalo Bills left no doubt they were the best team last week in their first road game of the season, and now they will return home to take on the Washington Football Team in front of their raucous fans. This will be the second straight week that Buffalo faces a back-up quarterback, as Ryan Fitzpatrick is on injured reserve for at least another month with a hip injury.

Score Prediction: Buffalo 31, Washington 17

Best Bet: Buffalo -7

Best Bet: Buffalo -4 1H

Washington Football Team vs. Buffalo Bills Predictions

Taylor Heinicke led Washington to a win over the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football last week. Heinicke threw for over 300 yards for just the second time in his NFL career, but he is going to find it more difficult to move the ball through the air against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.

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Washington Football Team vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Resources

  • Matchup: NFC East vs. AFC East
  • Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
  • Venue: Highmark Stadium
  • Location: Buffalo, New York
  • TV-Time: FOX - 1:00 p.m. ET



Washington Football Team Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 1-1
  • ATS: 0-2
  • O/U: 1-1
  • ATS - Home: 0-2
  • ATS - Away: 0-0

Washington has had a few extra days to prepare for this game after playing last Thursday night. However, it’s probably not going to help much as this offense simply doesn’t have much talent. Heinicke isn’t terrible, but he isn’t great either, and the only real weapon in the passing game continues to be Terry McLaurin.

This is a feared defensive line. Montez Sweat and Jonathan Allen have already combined for five sacks and five tackles for loss, and Chase Young is one of the most talented defensive ends in the game. Unfortunately, the back seven isn’t that good, and the linebackers leave a lot to be desired.

Buffalo Bills Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 1-1
  • ATS: 1-1
  • O/U: 0-2
  • ATS - Home: 0-1
  • ATS - Away: 1-0

Josh Allen was a mediocre quarterback through his first two seasons in the NFL. Everyone jumped on the Allen bandwagon after a breakout 2020 season, but he hasn’t been too impressive through his first two games of the 2021 campaign. He has yet to complete more than 60% of his passes in a game and averaged under 5.5 YPA in both games.

The Bills are running the ball well though. Devin Singletary is averaging 6.4 YPC, and Allen is averaging 5.6 YPC as Buffalo’s second-leading rusher. Allen is a very good runner for his size, so Brian Daboll has been using that to the team’s advantage.

Inside the Stats - Washington Football Team

  • Record: 1-1
  • Division Standing: 1st - NFC East
  • Points Scored: 46
  • Points Allowed: 49
  • PS/G: 23 (16th)
  • PA/G: 24.5 (16th)

Inside the Stats - Buffalo Bills

  • Record: 1-1
  • Division Standing: 1st - AFC East
  • Points Scored: 51
  • Points Allowed: 23
  • PS/G: 25.5 (12th)
  • PA/G: 11.5 (2nd)

Key Players to Watch

  • WFT: Antonio Gibson - RB (33 carries, 159 yards)
  • WFT: Terry McLaurin - WR (15 catches, 169 yards, TD)
  • BUF: Josh Allen - QB (47/84, 449 yards, 3 TD, INT)
  • BUF: Stefon Diggs - WR (13 catches, 129 yards, TD)

Washington Football Team vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Conclusion

He hasn’t been great through the first two weeks of the season, but Josh Allen will get back on track (at least for a little bit) on Sunday. Allen will be able to find Stefon Diggs for some big gains over the top, and the run game will keep the Bills in advantageous down-and-distance situations.

Washington Football Team vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Trends

  • Buffalo has won seven of its last eight home games.
  • Washington has covered the spread in five of its last six games when playing as the underdog.
  • Washington has gone UNDER the point total in six of its last eight games.
  • Washington has covered the spread in four of its last six road games.
  • The point total has gone UNDER in four of the last five games played between both teams.


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