NFL betting lines handicappers have the golden opportunity to bet on a pair of teams that have plenty of sports betting motivation as Washington hosts Buffalo. Both the Bills and the Redskins will be taking the field under new coaches for this preseason opener.
Chan Gailey will make his preseason debut as head coach of the Bills while Mike Shanahan will do the same for the Redskins. Buffalo finished last year with a record of 6-10 straight up and 8-8 against the spread with 10 of those games going under the total.
The Bills have plenty of work to get done during the preseason starting with jump starting an offense that ranked 30th in the NFL for total yards and 28th in points scored. The defense was somewhat more respectable as it ranked 19th overall for total yards and 16th for points allowed. Buffalo actually had one of the better pass defenses in the league last year as they ranked 2nd overall in that department but their run defense was a sieve and was chewed up and spit out by opponents as it ranked 30th in the 32 team NFL.
SBGGlobal.com Sportsbook opened with the Washington Redskins as a 3-point home favorite for Friday’s game against the Buffalo Bills with an over/under at 33.
The Washington Redskins were 4-12 straight up and 6-8-2 against the spread last year with 9 games going over the total. The Redskins season was an embarrassment for everyone involved as head coach Jim Zorn was emasculated in front of the entire world by having his play calling duties stripped of him and given to a new offensive coordinator that was living in a retirement home. The situation was emblematic of a team in turmoil, which has been the case for most of the past decade under owner Dan Snyder.
Snyder brought in Shanahan to change the image and the results of the franchise. Shanahan was a 2-time Super Bowl winner in Denver and immediately went to work by acquiring long time Philadelphia super star Donovan McNabb as quarterback.
The Bills have signed top draft pick CJ Spiller, the phenomenal running back out of Clemson, in the hope of remaking their image as well. Gailey said they will work him slow as he missed the first week of camp.
The Bills offensive line needs a lot of work and there will be heavy competition at quarterback with Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Brian Brohm all in contention.