Buffalo Bills Week 3 Sports Betting Preview

After a surprising 2-0 start, the Buffalo Bills find themselves alone in 1st place atop the AFC East division. Now, they will be the home favourite when hosting San Diego in Week 3, and we preview the game for sports bettors which includes a detailed breakdown of what to expect.

The Bills are currently -1 point home favourites over the Chargers with the game total set at 45.5 (Courtesy of Bet365)

The Bills are coming off an impressive win over division rival Miami that saw the emergence of 1st round draft pick Sammy Watkins. Watkins had 8 receptions for 117 yards and his first NFL touchdown. He was targeted 11 times by quarterback EJ Manuel, which is more suited to his role as #1 receiver. In fact, over half of Manuel’s 202 passing yards were to Sammy Watkins.

Buffalo has been made the home favourite with good reason, as they will be hosting a west coast team making an early 1PM start on the East coast. San Diego were also playing on a “short week” last Sunday, as they played in the MNF game the week before that. So, this will be a very tired Chargers team that will be starting this game at what feels like 10AM in the morning to them.

What worries Buffalo Bills supporters is that Phillip Rivers is fully capable of dissecting an opposing secondary, which he did last week by throwing for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns against the highly touted Seattle pass defense. San Diego will likely be relying more on the pass in this game due to an injury to starting RB Ryan Matthews, and that means Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown will share the workload in Week 3.

While the Chargers may experience some letdown from the big win last week against Seattle, the Bills may experience that same letdown because they are 2-20 against-the-spread in the week following a win over Miami.

Bills vs Chargers Prop Bets

Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller top the list of players most likely to score a touchdown, while Sammy Watkins is (+180) odds. San Diego’s tight end Antonio Gates is (+130) to score a TD, and he has 4 TD’s in 4 career games against Buffalo. Last week, Gates had a huge game where he and Phillip Rivers connected for 3 scores.

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