The Buffalo Bills are gearing up for a tough road game, heading next weekend to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MI to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. EST. The Bills will need to continue building on their recent offensive success and add to their post-bye winning streak under the leadership of head coach Sean McDermott.
Buffalo opens as +3 underdogs at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the over/under set at 48. The Moneyline is +130 for Buffalo and -155 for the Kansas City Chiefs. What do all of these mean?
As a primer to anyone new to sports gambling, the +3 underdog means that the Bills are expected to lose the game by three points, according to oddsmakers. The over/under of 48 means that the total combined score of both teams is expected to be 48 points. The Moneyline of +130 for Buffalo means that a bet of $100 on the Bills would result in a $130 profit if they were to win. Conversely, the Moneyline of -155 for Kansas City means that a bettor would need to wager $155 to win $100 on the Chiefs.
The Buffalo Bills will be well-rested coming off of their bye week and, as noted above, they have a strong history after bye weeks — boasting a 6-0 record since head coach Sean McDermott took over. Can the team extend that number to seven in a row? The Bills have shown improvement on the offensive side over the last two games, with interim offensive coordinator Joe Brady taking over the play-calling duties. Buffalo’s offense is taking better care of the football and limiting turnovers, while scoring more efficiently, and dominating the time of possession. Second-year running back James Cook has provided an explosive spark in the run game, adding a dimension that the Bills haven’t seen since the days of LeSean McCoy.
On the defensive side, the Bills have had their ups and downs throughout the season but have generally held their own. However, the defense had difficulties in containing the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter and overtime last week, with penalties and undisciplined play plaguing the entire unit.
Next weekend, Buffalo’s defense faces a tough challenge going up against Kansas City’s offense, even if they haven’t been the same dominant offensive force of seasons’ past. This year, the Chiefs’ offense is more methodical and lacks big-play potential, but it remains efficient. The Bills’ defense will need to focus on containing star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and making it hard for him to make big plays — especially to his favorite target with a famous girlfriend.
As the Buffalo Bills prepare for their Week 14 road matchup, there’s a bit of optimism surrounding the team. Fans are excited about the way the offense has performed in recent weeks, and they’re hopeful that the momentum will carry them through this game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Stacking wins is imperative for the Bills at this point, and there’s no better time to do it than against the defending Super Bowl champions.
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