Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, celebrates with offensive lineman Ryan Bates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
- The New York Jets (4-12) take on the Buffalo Bills (10-6) as the Bills try to clinch the AFC East
- 2021 Record: 9-8, -0.86 units
- Celebrate the launch of online sports betting in New York with up-to-date Jets vs Bills odds
The 2021 NFL season wraps up with the New York Jets traveling to Buffalo to take on the Bills in Week 18. It’s a crucial game for the Bills who need to win to claim a second-straight AFC East title.
But it’s also a perfect matchup to celebrate the launch of online NY sports betting.
With the Jets and Bills set to square off at Highmark Stadium on Sunday, see the odds for Sunday’s game, and the best selection of NY-based betting promos.
Jets vs Bills Odds
|New York Jets||+800||+16.5 (-115)||Ov 40.5 (-105)|
|Buffalo Bills||-1375||-16.5 (-105)||Un 40.5 (-115)|
Odds as of January 7th at DraftKings
With the two teams at opposite ends of the standings, it’s understandable that the Bills are heavy home favorites. Buffalo has been riding high with a three-game win-streak, covering in two of those. They were on a run of three-straight overs before the under hit in Week 17.
Although their overall record isn’t impressive, the Jets have covered in three straight. NFL public money predictably isn’t showing them much faith outright, but they’re over 60% on both bets and handle when it comes to the spread.
Best Jets vs Bills Betting Promos
*New York only promo
Sportsbooks have been waiting to celebrate the good news about online sports betting in the Empire State with the public, and it shows. There are plenty of great offers available just in time for Week 18 of the NFL season!
New York-based bettors have plenty of incentive to sign up with Caesars Sportsbook, as they’re offering a free $300 bet for signing up and a deposit match of up to $3,000 as well. Whether you’re a Jets or Bills fan, it’s a win-win come Sunday afternoon.
For those outside of NY, Caesars has got you covered too. Check out some other Caesars Sportsbook promos.
Jets vs Bills Injury Report
While the Jets are playing for pride, the Bills are playing for home field advantage next weekend. That’s why you won’t find Buffalo among the NFL teams resting starters in Week 18.
As of 8:00 pm EST on Friday evening, Buffalo didn’t have any players on the Covid-19/Reserve. The Jets placed Jarrad Davis on the list on December 28th, and Sharrod Neasman on the list on December 20th.
Week 18 Injury Report
|Jets||Injury, Status||Bills||Injury, Status|
|Braxton Berrios, WR||Quad, Doubtful||Emmanuel Sanders, BUF||Knee, Doubtful|
|N/A||N/A||Efe Obada, DE||Ankle, Out|
For this late in the season, the injury list is surprisingly short. Sanders is set to miss his second game in a row, but Gabriel Davis is averaging three receptions and 51 yards per game over his last seven weeks (he missed Week 16 @ New England).
Josh Allen on facing the #Jets as they’ll try to play spoiler against the #Bills this week: “We know that they’re gonna be pumped up and ready to come play and try to take the division away from us at home. If I was in that position I’d feel the same way.” pic.twitter.com/ljHq9JFRs0
— Heather Prusak (@haprusak) January 6, 2022
Berrios’ likely absence is disappointing for Jets fans. The third-year pro has been coming on strong with two touchdowns last week and a kick return TD in Week 16. He’s seen 18 targets the last two weeks for 13 receptions and 102 yards.
Jets vs Bills Betting Trends
Since 2017, the Bills are 6-4 against the Jets. Four games have seen the total go over 50 points, while four have see the teams combine for 40 points or less.
Three of those games have come in their last five head-to-head.
Jets vs Bills: Last Five Games
|Date||Away Team||Home Team||Result||Closing Line||Total|
|September 8. 2019||Buffalo Bills||New York Jets||17-16 BUF||NYJ -2.5||41.0 (Under)|
|December 29, 2019||New York Jets||Buffalo Bills||13-6 NYJ||NYJ -1.5||37.0 (Under)|
|September 13, 2020||New York Jets||Buffalo Bills||27-17 BUF||BUF -6.5||39.5 (Over)|
|October 25, 2020||Buffalo Bills||New York Jets||18-10 BUF||BUF -9.5||47.0 (Under)|
|November 14, 2021||Buffalo Bills||New York Jets||45-17 BUF||BUF -13.0||47.5 (Over)|
That December 2019 game is why late-season betting can get kind of tricky. The Bills already knew they were off to the playoffs that year, they just had to find out where they were headed. So that loss (and the under) was with Matt Barkley pacing the team for three quarters.
Just one of those bizarre numbers you find when prepping for a Sunday game. The Jets have a point differential this season of -177, while the #Bills are the polar opposite at +177. Buffalo’s figure leads the NFL while the Jets rank 31st.
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) January 6, 2022
Fast forward to 2021 and it’s different. Buffalo and New England have identical 10-6 records. While the Patriots travel to Miami, the Bills get to face the Jets. And all they have to do is win and the division is theirs.
Bills Offense Clicking At Right Time
While you can say it’s been a weird season for most of the NFL, it’s been pretty strange in Buffalo for parts of the year too.
Josh Allen was a strong MVP candidate for the first third of the season. Then some weird results, including a loss to the Jaguars, knocked Buffalo all the way down to 7-5. That included that wild and windy Monday nighter. Although they would lose to Tampa Bay to drop to 7-6, that kicked off a three-game stretch where Buffalo’s offense has been red-hot once again.
Buffalo Bills 2021 Offensive Performance
|Timeframe||Record||Points/Game||Passing Yards||TD/INT||Sacks||Rushing Yards||Rushing TD|
Buffalo has seemingly rediscovered their identity over the last four weeks, and they’re proving they can beat teams in multiple ways.
Their recent success also runs parallel to Devin Singletary emerging once again to lead the backfield. In Weeks 1-5, Singletary was averaging 5.16 yards per carry, putting up 284 yards in five games. Identical to the team’s performance, his usage and production swooned during the same mid-season stretch to 3.98 YPC, with 211 yards in seven games.
DC Jeff Ulbrich really candid about Sunday’s game: Says they want to show the division it’s not the same old Jets. Also has thoughts of redemption after Bills blew them out in the previous meeting. Notes they were throwing deep late in game. #Jets pic.twitter.com/9JAMrADh5z
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) January 6, 2022
Over the last four, Singletary has been averaged 4.7 per carry, for 287 yards. He’s also had two of his best receiving games of the year during that stretch.
Jets vs Bills Prediction
Since their defense was called out following that windy Monday night against the Patriots, the Bills have been playing mad.
Just because it’s Week 18, don’t expect that to change.
Buffalo has one job in this game against the Jets. Win. Outside of a first round bye it gets them everything they want. Expect the Bills to score and keep scoring to make sure there’s no doubt of who comes out on top. The Jets will chip in just enough to get us over 40.5.
The Pick: Over 40.5 (-105); 1 unit
Bryan has spent the last decade working in the sports industry. He can be found conducting sideline interviews for SKY Sports and gathering post-match reactions for BBC. The sportcaster’s broadcasts stream on CBC Sports, Game TV, and Premier TV in the UK.