Buffalo Bills: Underdogs on the betting lines in Week 6

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The Buffalo Bills are major underdogs for the Week 6 matchup against the Houston Texans. Should you bet on them this Sunday?

The Buffalo Bills are just one game out of first place in the AFC East.

The team also has the same record as their Week 6 opponent, the Houston Texans. That is why it is surprising to see the Bills currently sitting as 10-point underdogs in the matchup, according to OddsShark.

The main concern with the Bills is the offense. The group sputtered against the Tennessee Titans a week ago, but the Titans were worse thanks to a great showing by the Buffalo defense.

The Bills average a league-worst 12.6 points per game. Keep in mind, that includes a big fat zero against the Green Bay Packers. Meanwhile, the Texans average 23 points per game.

I may be biased, but I like this spread for the Bills. I think it is fair to essentially toss out the Week 1 game when looking at how this team currently stands. The team is 2-1 in the last three weeks and the defense has allowed a total of 40 points in that span, compared to a combined 78 points in the first two weeks.

The Texans are also 2-1 in the last three weeks, and have pulled out close wins against the Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys. The way I see it, this matchup is rather even. But there is the Deshaun Watson hype to factor in. Maybe that will be good news for those betting on the Bills.

The Bills finally committed to the run game last week and with each passing week, Josh Allen should be getting more comfortable with the offense. I expect continued improvement this week against a defense that allows an average of 269 passing yards per game.

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Those outside of Buffalo may think I’m crazy, but I see the Bills as a lock this week as 10-point underdogs. Are you confident enough to bet on the team?