The Buffalo Bills made some nice moves in free agency. That still isn’t enough to bump up the projected win total for the 2019 season.
The Buffalo Bills have done all the right things to start the offseason.
Holes on offense have been addressed and the team still has a No. 9 overall pick in April’s NFL Draft.
Yet the oddsmakers still don’t have too much faith in the team just yet.
An ESPN.com article shared projected win totals from the CG Technology sportsbook. The New England Patriots lead the way with a projected total of 11. The Bills are only projected to win six games.
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This is a fair projection, especially before the draft. The team is fresh off a 6-10 season and while the new additions are nice, they still have to play well. Simply getting them here isn’t enough to make oddsmakers drastically sway their views.
The Bills may see a minor bump, perhaps up to 6.5, if the draft goes well. But barring a franchise-altering trade, there will be no major change in the projection.
This can be taken two ways. The first is to think it is way too low and a good thing for those betting on the projection. It could be seen as easy money for those who think the Bills will go at least 7-9.
The other way to take it is to agree with the projection and be too scared to make a bet on the over.
For some historical reference, last year’s 6-10 record was the first time since 2013 that the Bills failed to win at least seven games. The team also hasn’t had double-digit wins since 1999.
I’m torn when it comes to the projection. The draft will hopefully provide more clarity and confidence when it comes to the Bills’ chances of competing in 2019.