Sunday’s Steelers vs. Bills Weather Forecast: Buffalo Wind & Rain Driving Significant NFL Week 1 Odds Movement

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  • Sunday's latest Steelers vs. Bills weather forecast is calling for strong winds and rain in Buffalo for today's NFL Week 1 matchup.
  • Windy weather can be troublesome for quarterbacks and kickers as gusty breezes decrease the accuracy of both long, downfield passes and field-goal attempts.
  • See the latest Buffalo weather forecast for Steelers vs. Bills, including how savvy bettors are moving Sunday's NFL odds.

Steelers vs. Bills Odds

Steelers Odds +6.5
Bills Odds -6.5
Over/Under 48
Date Sunday, Sept. 12
Time 1 p.m. ET
TV CBS

One of Sunday’s more interesting NFL Week 1 matchups includes the Pittsburgh Steelers, who “struggled” to a 12-4 record last season, visiting the Buffalo Bills — a team that advanced to last season’s AFC Championship Game.

Buffalo is no stranger to poor football weather, but most people likely associate the Bills and playing in frigid, snowy, icy conditions later in the season, not early September.

And no, snow and ice aren’t forecasted for this contest, but the expected weather is still severe enough to have an major effect on the over/under game total.

Let’s take a look at the latest Steelers vs. Bills weather forecast in Buffalo, including how savvy bettors are already taking advantage.

Steelers vs. Bills NFL Weather Forecast

According to the National Weather Service, the latest weather forecast is calling for breezy weather and 60% chance of rain.

Breezes of 16-21 mph are expected at New Era Stadium, with the chances of rain increasing as the day progresses.

Strong winds can affect the passing games of quarterbacks of all levels, nevermind an aging Ben Roethlisberger whose arm strength has been eroding in front of our eyes.

Kickers can also have trouble in gusty breezes, taking even more points off the board.

In fact, according to our Bet Labs software unders are 529-438-10 (54.7%) in NFL games with double-digit winds, and bettors appear to be taking advantage.

After peaking at 50.5, the Steelers vs. Bills over/under has fallen to 48 at most sportsbooks across the market (click here for the latest NFL Week 1 odds).

As more bettors become aware of the Buffalo weather forecast, don’t be surprised to see this number continue moving ahead of the Steelers vs. Bills matchup.

For detailed weather forecasts for every NFL Week 1 matchup, be sure to download The Action Network’s FREE mobile app ahead of Sunday’s games.

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