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NFL Betting Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills

October 8, 2023


The Jacksonville Jaguars will be playing in London for the 2nd week in a row and will be looking to go 2-0 on their trip to London following last week’s win against the Atlanta Falcons while the Buffalo Bills will be looking for their 4th win in a row following last week’s decisive win over the Miami Dolphins. 

Will the Jaguars go 2-0 in London or will the Bills extend their winning streak to four games? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

The Jacksonville Jaguars enter this game with a record of 2-2 following a 23-7 win against the Atlanta Falcons while covering the 3.5-point spread as a favorite in London. Jacksonville scored 23 points while compiling a total of 300 yards offensively which included 207 passing yards and 105 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 287 total yards defensively which included 191 passing yards and 127 rushing yards. Trevor Lawrence led the team in passing, completing 23 of 30 attempts for 207 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 42 yards. Travis Etienne led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 55 yards while adding three receptions for 17 yards. Christian Kirk led the team in receiving, catching 8 of 12 targets for 84 yards. 

Buffalo enters this game with a record of 3-1 following a 48-20 win at home against the Miami Dolphins while covering the 3-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the NFL season. The Bills scored 48 points while compiling a total of 414 yards offensively which included 320 passing yards and 104 rushing yards while allowing 20 points and 393 total yards defensively which included 282 passing yards and 142 rushing yards. Josh Allen led the team in passing, completing 21 of 25 attempts for 320 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 17 yards and a touchdown. Latavius Murray led the team in rushing with four carries for 32 yards while adding two receptions for 24 yards. Stefon Diggs led the team in receiving, catching six of seven targets for 120 yards and three touchdowns.

BookMaker has the Buffalo Bills listed as 6-point favorites in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday morning in week 5 of the NFL season. Both teams have split the last ten games in the series while Jacksonville has won two of the last three matchups, however, the Bills are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Jacksonville is 2-2 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as an underdog while the Buffalo Bills are 3-1 ATS overall and 3-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Buffalo is the more talented team this season and has been the better team at covering the spread in the series, going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games. The Bills have also been the slightly better team at covering the spread this season going 3-1 ATS overall while the Jaguars are 2-2 ATS overall. As a result, I am taking the Buffalo Bills -6 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday morning.

Spooky Express Pick: Buffalo Bills -6