For The 3-4 Eagles, things are not going to get any easier as they had to Buffalo to take on the 5-1 Bills. The Bills’ only loss came in a close one to the New England Patriots.
Looking to start 6-1 for the first time since 1993, what do the Eagles need to do to beat the Bills (or at least cover). We take a look at the odds, bets and trends for this game, as well as some of the keys to success for Philadelphia.
Odds and spread for Eagles vs. Bills
Right now, the Eagles are 2.5-point underdogs, on the road in Buffalo. The Eagles are 2-5 against the spread this year.
Buffalo is 4-2 against the spread this year, and they sit as the safer bet in this matchup. The public would agree, as 59% are taking the Bills in this matchup.
The over-under on this game is 43.5, and that would hit if both teams hit their average point mark from this season. The Bills are averaging 20.2 points per game, and the Eagles are averaging 24.4 points per game.
An interesting prop bet to look at is Eagles’ tight end, Zach Ertz to score a touchdown (+210). This can come at any time in the game, and with the offense’s recent struggles, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Eagles feed Ertz, especially in the red zone.
Keys to success for Eagles
The Bills are only allowing 15.2 points per game, which is third best in the NFL. If the Eagles want any shot at covering/winning they are going to need to get past that 15.2, as they are allowing 26.2 points per game. This game has a recipe for the Eagles to give up a lot, and not score a lot, something we’ve seen from them the last few weeks.
One thing that could help the Eagles score, is if they got wide receiver DeSean Jackson back from injury. In the first game of the season Jackson caught eight balls for 154 yards and two touchdowns. This is clearly a huge offensive weapon that the Eagles have been missing since week 2.
He is still sidelined with a abdomen injury, and is considered questionable for this week. Whenever he can come back, the Eagles need him. Hopefully, it won’t be too late.