The last time a team not named the New England Patriots won consecutive AFC East titles, approximately 90 percent of players on the Buffalo Bills’ current 90-man roster weren’t alive.
One year after rolling to their first division title since 1995, Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and the Bills are heavy favorites in NFL betting odds to become the first non-Patriots back-to-back champion since the 1988-91 Bills won four straight titles.
As of June 30, 10 weeks before opening the season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bills are -155 in AFC East odds, well ahead of the Miami Dolphins (+325), Patriots (+350), and Jets (+2000). The Bills also lead the quartet in win total (10.5) and playoff odds (-400). If they hit the over on 10.5 wins, they’ll post a three-year regular-season win total of at least 34, their highest since 1991-93, a run that included the latter three of four straight Super Bowl appearances.
This week on High Motor by BetMGM, in the third of four AFC divisional betting previews, we discussed NFL betting strategy for the AFC East, including whether or not buying the Bills is the right play and if there’s betting value elsewhere as the Patriots and Miami Dolphins seek a return to the playoffs.