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NFL Betting Preview: Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Commanders

September 24, 2023


The 1-1 Buffalo Bills will travel to take on the 2-0 Washington Commanders on Sunday in week 3 of the NFL season. 

Buffalo enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a loss on the road against the New York Jets by a score of 16-22 and a win at home against the Las Vegas Raiders by a score of 38-10 while the Washington Commanders enter this game with a record of 2-0 following wins at home against the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 20-16 and on the road against the Denver Broncos by a score of 35-33. Will the Commanders remain undefeated or will the Bills win their 2nd game in a row? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.

The Buffalo Bills enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a 38-10 win at home against the Las Vegas Raiders while covering the 7.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the NFL season. Buffalo scored 38 points while compiling 450 total yards offensively which included 274 passing yards and 183 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 240 total yards defensively which included 185 passing yards and 55 rushing yards. 

Josh Allen led the team in passing, completing 31 of 37 attempts for 274 yards and three touchdowns. James Cook led the team in rushing with 17 carries for 123 yards while adding four receptions for 36 yards. Gabe Davis led the team in receiving, catching six of seven targets for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Washington enters this game with a record of 2-0 following a 35-33 win on the road against the Denver Broncos while covering the 4-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 2 of the NFL season. The Commanders scored 35 points while compiling 388 total yards offensively which included 299 passing yards and 122 rushing yards while allowing 33 points and 399 total yards defensively which included 308 passing yards and 122 rushing yards. 

Sam Howell led the team in passing, completing 27 of 39 attempts for 299 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 11 yards. Brian Robinson Jr. led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns while adding two receptions for 42 yards. Terry McLaurin led the team in receiving, catching five of six targets for 54 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Buffalo Bills listed as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the Washington Commanders on Sunday in week 3 of the NFL season. Buffalo has won seven of the last eight and two of the last three games while going 7-1 ATS in the last eight and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Buffalo is 1-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 1-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Washington Commanders are 1-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season.

Buffalo is the more talented team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last eight and two of the last three games. The Bills are 7-1 ATS in the last eight and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. 

As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Buffalo Bills -6 on the road against the Washington Commanders in week 3 of the NFL season on BookMaker. 

Spooky Express Pick: Buffalo Bills -6