Week 3 will see the Washington Football Team visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in an NFC vs AFC battle. The Bills bounced back in Week 2, beating the Miami Dolphins by 35 points on the road to get back to .500 on the season. Washington picked up a thrilling win on Thursday Night Football with Taylor Heinicke at the helm but will face a more formidable opponent in Week 3. With that said, it’s time to continue our NFL odds series and make a Washington Football Team-Bills prediction and pick.

Here’s how the bookmakers have set the odds:

NFL Odds: Washington Football Team-Bills Odds

Washington Football Team: -8.5 (-110)

Bills: +8.5 (-110)

Over: 45.5 (-110)

Under: 45.5 (-110)

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Why The Washington Football Team Could Cover the Spread

Washington needed every last second-and then some- to earn a win against the New York Giants. Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down after a penalty negated his miss seconds earlier. Washington snapped a five-game win streak for the Giants in the series. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke finished with 336 passing yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Terry McLaurin had eleven receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown as J.D. McKissic finished with five receptions for 83 yards.

After allowing 29 points to Daniel Jones and the Giants, it’s safe to say that Ron Rivera’s team has a lot of adjustments to make in Week 3 against a way more talented offense. Coming into the season, the Washington Football Team defense was ranked as a top-five defense. However, they have been slacking over the first two games allowing 24.5 points to opponents. The Bills average 42.0 passes per game which is 6th overall in the NFL. The pass rush of Chase Young and Montez Sweat will have to apply pressure to Josh Allen on Sunday to make some errant throws. The Washington Football Team is 5-1 against the spread in their last six as an underdog and 4-1 against the spread in their last five as a road underdog.

Why The Bills Could Cover the Spread

The Buffalo Bills rolled to a shutout win in Miami last week after giving up 17 points to the Steelers in the fourth quarter of their home opener. As potent as this offense was in 2020, they have not shown much promise yet this season. Josh Allen finished last game with 179 passing yards and two touchdowns while Stefon Diggs caught four passes for 60 yards. Although it is early in the season, these two averaged 311.1 yards per game (passing) and 95.9 yards (receiving) in 2020.

They are fortunate that the Washington Football Team just allowed Daniel Jones to throw for 249 yards because Josh Allen is a much more skilled quarterback that can put up yards in bunches. Last season, as a home favorite, the Bills were 5-2 against the spread. Additionally, Buffalo is 7-3 against the spread in the last ten games after a cover.

Final Washington Football Team-Bills Prediction & Pick

The Bills defense was able to contain the Miami offense well during their last week, allowing just 216 total yards. They are home and use the crowd to their advantage when playing there. Playing in Buffalo will be a loud, hostile environment for Heinicke, and I am not quite sure he is ready to handle the pressure there. If Buffalo’s offense can get the ball rolling early as they did in their first two games, then they should be able to cruise to a comfortable victory by double digits.

Final Pick: Buffalo Bills -8.5