It’s Week 10 of the NFL season, and handicappers Warren Sharp and Preston Johnson have you covered with comprehensive betting previews for all of Sunday’s games (except the late game, which will be featured in a separate file).
Note: All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Friday morning.
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (-7)
PickCenter public consensus pick: 59 percent picked New York
Johnson: The Bills are what is so great about a betting market, as no matter how obvious the team’s dire situation, we are still digging into the data to decide if they’re worth a bet. Well, I have come to the conclusion the Bills are not — with Nathan Peterman under center. I think Peterman is three points worse than any other quarterback the Bills could put under center.
That’s a pretty bold statement when you’re talking rookie Josh Allen and 35 year-old Derek Anderson as the replacement quarterbacks. I’ve talked about it for a few weeks now, but Peterman may be even worse than I had originally diagnosed. As much as “contrarian” or “sharp” money likes backing the Bills every week, I’m going out on a limb and say you shouldn’t. Stay away from a Peterman-led football team, at the very least, until Anderson or Allen (practiced a little this week) is back from injury.
Sam Darnold is also out for the Jets, and Josh McCown will be getting the start. This is an upgrade for New York at least for the time being. If Peterman winds up under center again for Buffalo and this line is -7 or better (some -6.5s in the market right now too), I will be putting some money on the Jets.
Pick: Pass for now
Sharp: With the Jets shifting to McCown after Darnold’s injury, I believe the offense will be slightly more potent. The trouble is Buffalo is one of many tough defenses the Jets have faced since Week 3. The Bills have the No. 2 overall defense,