Redskins vs. Bills Weather: Windy Forecast Adding to Season-Low Over/Under
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- The Redskins vs. Bills (1 p.m. ET, FOX) over/under is among the lowest so far this NFL season.
- We examine the Redskins vs. Bills weather forecast and the effect it will have on today's game.
Oddsmakers always expected scoring to be difficult for today’s Redskins vs. Bills NFL Week 9 matchup.
This over/under opened at an already-low 37, and the announcement that rookie Dwayne Haskins will make his first career start against Buffalo’s sixth-ranked pass defense certainly hasn’t helped.
This total now sits at 37, tied for the lowest over/under we’ve tracked all season via our Bet Labs software. In fact, some sportsbooks have already dipped down to 36.5.
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Two games this season — Jaguars-Broncos on Sept. 29 and Saints-Bears on Oct. 20 — also closed at 37.
While there are plenty of factors already contributing to this number, we can now add a windy weather forecast into the mix.
Let’s take a detailed look at the Redskins vs. Bills weather forecast, including what it means for bettors and fantasy football players — specifically those deciding on whether to start or sit Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen.
Redskins vs. Bills Weather Forecast
When it comes to wind, this game has the most severe forecast of the entire NFL Week 9 slate.
Steady 16 mph winds are expected in Buffalo, making it one of the windiest games of the season — just three have been played in breezes of this magnitude.
According to our Bet Labs data, 55.8% of NFL games played in double-digit mph winds since 2003 have finished under the closing total.
Even with the low over/under and breezy weather, The Action Network’s fantasy football experts still have Bills quarterback Josh Allen ranked seventh at the position this week, largely because of his ability to run the ball, which won’t be affected by gusty wind.
Interestingly, this game is also lighting up FantasyLabs’ Player Props tool, with two separate rushing over/under prop bets receiving a grade of 10 — the highest possible grade awarded by the tool.