At 1 o’clock on Sunday the Buffalo Bills will kickoff week 2 against the Carolina Panthers
The Buffalo Bills are currently 7.5 point underdogs against the Carolina Panthers, per SportsBookReview.com. According to said sports book, there is more money being placed on the Bills against the point spread than for the Panthers to cover.
Buffalo Bills @ Carolina Panthers (-7.5)
Over/Under: 43 points
Money Line: Buffalo (+265) @ Carolina (-330)
The 7.5 spread seems almost spot on for this game. The game could lean either way with both teams coming off of easy wins over struggling teams. The Panthers bullied the 49ers, and the Bills had their way with the Jets.
Either team that can get the passing game going will most likely bring home the W. Each team will have the run game going with LeSean McCoy, Christian McCaffrey, and Jonathan Stewart being factors in the game.
High 84 degrees / Low 65 degrees
Wind: 7 mph
Every one of the ESPN analysts chose the Carolina Panthers to take down the Buffalo Bills EXCEPT Trey Wingo. On Thursday 9 of 10 analysts chose the Bengals over the Texans so let’s hope they make the same mistake again this week.
FiveThirtyEight, a respected sports analytics site gives the Carolina Panthers a 66% chance to win this game. FiveThirtyEight lessened the spread and set it at Panthers -4.5. This is an interesting take on the game especially since it is a home game for the Carolina Panthers.
My prediction: After almost hitting the score last week (I predicted 23-16, real score was 21-12) I’m going to stick with the optimism and say the Bills take home a 20-17 win in a defensive battle.
Do you agree with my prediction? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!