This season marks the ninth consecutive that the NFL will hold a game in London, England and the Bills-Jags matchup will be the second of a trio of games played in the UK. The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins played there in Week 4, while the Detroit Lions will face the Kansas City Chiefs at Wembley in Week 8.
There are a couple of trends through the first 12 games in London to bear in mind if you’re going to make a wager on the Bills-Jags game this weekend.
The favorite covered the spread in two of the three games in England last season and, as previously mentioned, is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 games, including the Jets’ 27-14 win as 2.5-point faves over the Dolphins in Week 4. Faves are 8-4 ATS in all 12 England games.
Last season, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Jags 31-17, covering as 7.5-point faves, while the Dolphins spanked the Oakland Raiders 38-14 as 4-point faves. The Lions, who were 3.5-point faves against the Atlanta Falcons, won SU 22-21, but obviously missed covering the spread.
If you’re looking at totals, the over/under count is 6-6 in the 12 games and the over has cashed in five of the past seven games across the Atlantic.
The total in this weekend’s matchup opened is currently 41.