- The Buffalo Bills opened up as 6-point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1.
- The Steelers come back at +240 on the moneyline as betting underdogs.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in their first game of the season. The Bills made it to the AFC Championship game last season while the Steelers got bounced in the first round of the playoffs. Buffalo currently sits at 6-point favorites in the matchup.
Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds
- Moneyline: BUF -290, PIT +240
- Spread: BUF -6.0
- Total: O/U 50
How The Teams Stack Up
The Bills are thought to be a much better team, but people forget the Steelers started the season 11-0 last year. Pittsburgh did lose four of their last five regular-season games and seem to be a worse team than last year.
Pittsburgh will be without Bud Dupree, Maurkice Pouncey, Alejandro Villanueva, Mike Hilton and Matt Feiler among others. The Steelers also didn’t make too much of a splash in free agency.
Last year Pittsburgh had the eighth-fewest yards per game and relied heavily on their defense which ranked third-best in yards allowed per game.
Online sportsbooks may be putting a lot in value in the fact the Bills were second in the NFL in both yards and points per game last year. That offense remains largely the same but essentially swapped John Brown for Emmanuel Sanders.
Can Pittsburgh Pull Off The Upset?
Early on in the season, and especially during the first week of the year, nobody can truly know what level of success teams are going to have. However, last year six underdogs covered the spread in Week 1, and each did so by winning straight up.
NFL bettors who think this is going to be a closer game than the books do, could jump on the moneyline and potentially win a bet with +240 odds.
With that being said, it seems highly unlikely for a team like the Bills to lose to what is thought to be a regressing team. The Over/Under is set at 50 points and if this is going to be an offensive shootout it’s tough to bet against the Bills offense led by Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs.
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Nick is a football fanatic with years of sports journalism experience. He achieved a degree in Broadcast/Journalism from Penn State University. When he’s not covering the latest NFL odds you can catch him debating Brady > Belichick in his free time.