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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Would you take the over on this year's Bills win total?

A reader in this week's Bills mailbag asked Jay Skurski what he thought about the betting lines for the Bills' 2019 season win total. The reader saw the over/under placed at 6 wins, though many sportsbooks have their line set slightly higher.

Skurksi was optimistic about the Bills hitting the over.

"I think the over-six wins is a slam dunk," he wrote. "In fact, it better be, or else something will have gone drastically wrong.

"After all the moves made this offseason, it’s time for the Bills to win. Barring the worst-case scenario of a long-term injury to Josh Allen, or a catastrophic run of injuries to key starters at other positions, a two-win improvement from last year’s 6-10 should be considered the minimum expectation."

If you find yourself in a location where sports betting is legal, perhaps wagering on the Bills is worth exploring. Nathan Peterman and Derek Anderson started four games year and the Bills still finished 6-10. Repeating that record with a full year of Josh Allen would make for a borderline failure of a season.

FanDuel and DraftKings have the Bills at 6.5 wins while William Hill and MyBookie currently have the line at 7. If you can find 6, more power to you.



WR background makes Bills rookie Juwan Foggie different kind of prospect: Mark Gaughan shared the unique story of Juwan Foggie, who decided midway through his college career that he wanted to quit playing receiver and be a linebacker instead. If he can prove to be useful in coverage, the undrafted rookie could play his way into an NFL job. Even making the practice squad would be incredible given that he never played defense until his junior year of college.

John Urschel, ex-NFL player and mathematician, on how to find your passion: John Urschel, the Canisius High School grad who retired from the NFL to save his brain for a career in mathematics, has a new book out, “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football." He co-wrote it with his wife, Louisa Thomas.


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