New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Weather Forecast: Expect Strong Winds in Buffalo in Week 1
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: General view of Buffalo Bills flags flying.
- The Buffalo Bills kick off their quest for the AFC East crown against the New York Jets on Sunday.
- The weather may play a factor heading into the Week 1 division matchup, as double-digit winds are expected in Buffalo.
- PJ Walsh breaks down how the weather is affecting the odds below.
It certainly didn’t take long for weather to have an effect on the 2020 NFL season. And in the least shocking news of the day, Buffalo is showing the most noteworthy forecast of the Week 1 slate.
At 39.5, Jets vs. Bills already offers the lowest over/under (click here to see live NFL odds) of all Week 1 games and don’t be surprised to see that tumble even more before this game kicks off.
Let’s take a detailed look at the Jets vs. Bills weather forecast and determine how bettors can take advantage.
Jets vs. Bills Weather Forecast
According to Sports Insights’ weather tool, Buffalo is expecting 14-15 mph winds right around kickoff, and those breezes should slightly increase as the game progresses.
With strong winds blowing across the field, it’s reasonable to assume that these weather conditions will make it more difficult for both quarterbacks to connect through the air, especially on long, downfield throws.
Our Bet Labs data agrees, showing that since the start of the 2003 season NFL games played in double-digit breezes have landed under the closing total 55.9% of the time over a sample of nearly 900 games.
With windy weather expected and a historically-profitable edge on the under, our new NFL PRO Report is also reporting that big wagers from sharp bettors are getting down on that side of the total, driving it from the opener of 40.5 at DraftKings to 39.5.
Seven of The Action Network’s NFL experts have piled on the under as well, evidenced by the illuminated Top Experts icon.
These conditions are also notable for fantasy, so be sure to check out our updated Week 1 fantasy football rankings to see whether players like Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are still startable in the week’s worst weather.