NFL Betting Preview: Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams
The Buffalo Bills (2-0) are favored by only 2.0 points against the Los Angeles Rams (2-0) on Sunday, September 27, 2020. The game has a point total of 47.0.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 27, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: FOX Location: Orchard Park, NY Stadium: Bills Stadium
Bills Players to WatchJosh Allen threw for 3,089 yards while completing 58.8% of his passes (271-of-461), with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 16 games last year (193.1 yards per game). He also carried the ball 109 times for 510 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 31.9 yards per game. Devin Singletary rushed for 775 yards on 151 attempts (64.6 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns in 12 games a season ago. He also averaged 16.2 receiving yards per game, grabbing 29 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Last season, Stefon Diggs hauled in 63 passes (on 93 targets) for 1,129 yards (75.3 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns in 15 games. John Brown tacked on 1,060 yards on 72 grabs with six touchdowns. He was targeted 115 times and put up 70.7 receiving yards per game over 15 matchups last year. Over 15 games in 2019, Cole Beasley caught 67 passes on 106 targets for 778 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 51.9 receiving yards per game. Last season, Mario Addison racked up 9.5 sacks, 6.0 TFL and 34 tackles in 15 games. Tremaine Edmunds' 2019 campaign saw him total 117 tackles, 9.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception over 16 games. Tre'Davious White picked off six passes while adding 57 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and 16 passes defended over 15 games a season ago.
Rams Players to WatchLast year, Jared Goff recorded 4,639 passing yards (289.9 yards per game) while going 394-for-626 (62.9% completion percentage) and throwing 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 16 games. Malcolm Brown ran for 255 yards on 69 attempts (18.2 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns in 14 games a season ago. Cooper Kupp reeled in 94 passes for 1,162 yards last season while scoring 10 touchdowns. He was targeted 134 times and averaged 72.6 yards per game over 16 outings. Robert Woods also contributed with 1,134 yards on 90 catches with two touchdowns. He was targeted 140 times and put up 75.6 receiving yards per game over the course of 15 matchups last year. Over 15 games in 2019, Tyler Higbee caught 69 passes on 89 targets for 734 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 48.9 receiving yards per game. Aaron Donald put together a strong body of work a year ago, registering 12.5 sacks, 20.0 TFL and 48 tackles over 16 games. Taylor Rapp racked up 99 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two interceptions in 15 games over the course of his 2019 campaign. Last season, Rapp grabbed two interceptions and added 99 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and eight passes defended in 15 games.
Bills vs Rams: Last 5 MeetingsIn the past five meetings, Buffalo owns a 3-2 record against Los Angeles. Los Angeles has scored 44 fewer points than Buffalo in their past five contests.
Bills vs Rams: Last Five Meetings
When the Bills have the ball...The Rams allowed their opponents to score an average of 22.8 points per game last season, 3.2 more than the 19.6 the Bills put on the scoreboard in each contest. When they met or outpaced their scoring average last season, Buffalo was 7-0. When Los Angeles allowed opposing offenses to put 22.8 points or fewer on the scoreboard last year, they were 7-2. The Rams defense gave up an average of 339.6 yards per game last season, just 9.4 yards more than the 330.2 the Bills offense averaged. In contests where the Buffalo offense totaled at least their average yard output last season, they were 6-2. Los Angeles was 6-3 last season when their defense allowed fewer yards than their season average. The Bills averaged 128.4 yards per game on the ground last season, 15.3 yards more than the Rams allowed to opposing rushing attacks (113.1). Buffalo was 5-1 last season when they ran for at least their season average. When Los Angeles limited opposing teams to 113.1 rushing yards or fewer they were 8-3 last year. Last season, the Rams forced an average of 1.5 turnovers per game compared to the 1.2 times Bills turned the football over in each contest. In games where they turned the football over 1.2 times or fewer, Buffalo was 7-4 last season. Los Angeles was 3-3 last season when they forced at least 1.5 turnovers in a game.
When the Rams have the ball...The Rams racked up 8.4 more points per game last year (24.6) than the Bills allowed (16.2). Los Angeles went 6-3 in games when it put up at least 24.6 points last season. Last season, Buffalo had a 7-0 record in games when it held opponents to 19.6 or fewer points. The Rams averaged 375.4 yards per game in 2019, 77.2 more yards than the 298.2 the Bills gave up per contest. In contests where the Buffalo offense totaled at least their average yard output last season, they were 6-2. In games Buffalo limited its opponents to 298.2 or fewer yards last year, it had a 5-3 record. Last season, the Rams racked up 93.7 rushing yards per game, just 9.4 fewer yards per game than the Bills allowed per outing (103.1). Los Angeles compiled a 7-1 record when the team rushed for at least 93.7 yards last year. Last season, Buffalo finished 7-2 when holding opponents to no more than 103.1 yards on the ground. The Rams turned the ball over 1.5 times per game last year, just 0.1 more turnovers per game than the 1.4 the Bills forced on average. Los Angeles went 6-3 in 2019 when it turned the ball over 1.5 times or less. When it forced 1.4 or more turnovers last season, Buffalo compiled a 5-0 record.
Bills Fantasy LeadersAllen was the No. 7 fantasy player overall and the No. 6 fantasy quarterback in 2019 with 288.6 points (averaging 18.0 per game). Diggs totaled 149.0 fantasy points a season ago (9.9 per game), good enough to place him 68th overall and 18th among wide receivers in league-wide fantasy standings. Last year, John Brown averaged 9.9 fantasy points per game on the way to 147.8 total fantasy points. That made him the 70th-ranked fantasy player overall and the 19th-ranked wide receiver. Singletary was the 100th-ranked fantasy player -- and the 31st-ranked running back -- in 2019 with 118.9 fantasy points. He averaged 9.9 fantasy points per game.
Rams Fantasy LeadersGoff's productive 2019 fantasy season earned him the No. 17 spot overall and the No. 13 spot among QBs. He totaled 247.6 fantasy points on the year (15.5 per game). Last year, Kupp finished as the 45th-ranked fantasy player overall and the fourth-ranked wide receiver. He put up 176.6 fantasy points, averaging 11.0 per game. Woods was the No. 22 wide receiver and the No. 76 fantasy player overall with 142.9 total points last season (9.5 per game). Higbee scored 91.4 fantasy points in the 2019 season (6.1 per game). He was the ninth-ranked tight end and the 129th-ranked player overall.
Bills vs Rams Betting Information
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Bills Betting InsightsIn the previous season, only four of Buffalo's 14 games with a betting line went above the point total (28.6% of its opportunities). Buffalo had a 7-5-2 record against the spread last year. Last season, the Bills went 3-2 ATS when favored by 2.0 points or more.
Bills Home TrendsBuffalo's record against the spread in home games last year was just 3-5, and its record at home overall was 4-4. The Bills finished 2-2 ATS at home last season when favored by at least 2.0 points. Buffalo hit the over just two times in eight opportunities at home last year (25%). The average total in Bills home games last season was 34.5 points, 12.5 fewer than this contest's over/under (47.0).
Rams Betting InsightsJust eight of Los Angeles' 14 games with a betting line last year went over the point total (42.9% of its opportunities). Los Angeles went 8-4-1 against the spread last year. The Rams went 5-3-1 ATS last season when playing as 2.0-point or more underdogs.
Rams Road TrendsLos Angeles hit the over in just 37.5% of its away games last year (three of eight opportunities). Rams away games last season averaged 49.5 total points, 2.5 more than this matchup's over/under (47.0). Los Angeles compiled a 5-1 record against the spread on the road last year, and went 4-4 overall in away games. Last season, the Rams finished 3-1 ATS on the road as at least a 2.0-point underdog.
Additional InfoTwo of Buffalo's games went over 47.0 points last season (12.5% of matchups). Los Angeles' games went over 47.0 points seven times last year (43.8% of matchups). The two teams combined to score 44.2 points per game last season, 2.8 fewer points than this matchup's total. Combined, these teams gave up 39 points per contest last year, 8.0 fewer points than the over/under for this game. The Bills had an average point total of 35.8 in their matchups last season, 11.2 fewer points than this game's over/under. The average over/under for Rams contests last year was 47.4, 0.4 more points than this game's point total.
Matt Milano: Questionable (Hamstring),
Zack Moss: Out (Toe),
Taron Johnson: Questionable (Groin),
Tremaine Edmunds: Questionable (Shoulder),
Del'Shawn Phillips: Out (Quadricep),
Dawson Knox: Out (Concussion)
Darious Williams: Questionable (Ankle),
Cam Akers: Out (Ribs)
Last Updated on 2020-9-27 2:45 a.m. EDT