Sports Betting Spotlight: Buffalo Bills 2017 season preview

The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and CG Technology sports book vice-president Matthew Holt preview the Bills’ season in the 26th of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days.

Buffalo went 7-9 last season, 6-10 against the spread and had the league’s second-best over-under mark at 12-4.

The Bills, who tied for 10th in the NFL in scoring (24.9 ppg) last season, traded wideout Sammy Watkins and also lost running back Mike Gillislie and cornerback Stephon Gilmore to free agency. Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor was sacked a league-high 42 times last season.

Buffalo faced the NFL’s fifth-toughest schedule. The Bills’ 2017 season win total is 6.5 (Over minus-125).

Odds are subject to change.

2017 Sports Betting Spotlight schedule*

Aug. 11: Pittsburgh Steelers

Aug. 12: Tennessee Titans

Aug. 13: Indianapolis Colts

Aug. 14: Cleveland Browns

Aug. 15: Cincinnati Bengals

Aug. 16: Jacksonville Jaguars

Aug. 17: Baltimore Ravens

Aug. 18: Houston Texans

Aug. 19: Chicago Bears

Aug. 20: New Orleans Saints

Aug. 21: Atlanta Falcons

Aug. 22: Minnesota Vikings

Aug. 23: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Aug. 24: Carolina Panthers

Aug. 25: Detroit Lions

Aug. 26: Green Bay Packers

Aug. 27: San Francisco 49ers

Aug. 28: New York Giants

Aug. 29: Washington Redskins

Aug. 30: Dallas Cowboys

Aug. 31: Seattle Seahawks

Sept. 1: Los Angeles Rams

Sept. 2: Philadelphia Eagles

Sept. 3: Arizona Cardinals

Sept. 4: Oakland Raiders

Sept. 5: Buffalo Bills

Sept. 6: Kansas City Chiefs

Sept. 7: New England Patriots

Sept. 8: New York Jets

Sept. 9: Miami Dolphins

Sept. 10: Los Angeles Chargers

Sept. 11: Denver Broncos

*Schedule is subject to change

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Contact reporter Todd Dewey at or 702-383-0354. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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