Choices for Saints-Jets and Bills-Bucs based on expert ratings for week 14
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- Our expert considers these two clashes – Saints vs. Jets and Bills vs. Buccaneers – as the best games based on his power ratings.
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Action’s director of predictive analytics, Sean Koerner, reveals the biggest benefits based on his NFL power ratings. He has an all-time record of 490-381-9 (56%) on NFL bets he has tracked in the Action app, where you can follow all of his picks.
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I locked the underside for this game at 43.5 earlier in the week after the Saints hinted Taysom Hill would remain the squad’s starter, despite playing with an injured middle finger on his hand. launch.
I expect them to have a very busy game plan and rely on their defense to secure a victory over the Jets. Their defense should have no trouble slowing down Zach Wilson, who will be deprived of his two best wide receivers Corey Davis and Elijah Moore, who have been placed in the injured reserve.
I would project this closer to 40.5 and would bet at 42.
I like to buy low on the Bills after their 10-14 loss to the Patriots on Monday night, where extreme winds saw the Pats win with just three attempts.
The Bucs’ defense is solid against the run, but the Bills lead the league in early passing frequency in neutral playing situations. They are more than willing to lean on Josh Allen and attack the Tampa defense in the air. My “expected wins” model has the Bills ranked closer to a 9-3 team, meaning they’re playing much better than their 7-5 record would indicate. Much of that would be down to their 0-4 record in one-point games this season. As always, we should generally expect teams to be around 0.500 in this statistic, so significantly higher / lower teams are often over / underrated.
I’m aware of how good Tom Brady and the Bucs are, but this game is a lot closer than the market treats it. I projected this as Bucs -2.5, so the fact that we’re getting +3.5 here is too good to pass up. The most likely outcome of this game is that Bucs wins by threes, and we would win with that outcome of +3.5.