What’s better than betting on preseason football? Wait, don’t answer that. Yes, real football is getting closer by the day but for now, this is all we have so let’s make the most of it.
While there may not be superstars playing all four quarters or the intensity of a regular season game, it’s still football and there’s still money to be made. Let’s get into it.
Colts vs. Bills Betting Preview
August 13, 4 p.m. ET
Last year, the Colts went 9-8 while the Bills of course had the devastating loss in the AFC Divisional Playoffs in Kansas City.
Is that really too relevant for this matchup though? After the first quarter or maybe half, no critical players from either of those teams will be in the game.
Perhaps a bigger indicator for preseason gambling is how these franchises typically perform in preseason games from the previous year.
Impressively enough, both the Colts and Bills went 3-0 in the preseason last year, so clearly each franchise is deeper on the depth chart than average. Maybe more importantly, the coaches put together a solid game plan to set the players up for success.
With two organizations that take the preseason seriously from a competitive standpoint, I see this game being more of a coin flip than the odds suggest.
If quarterback Matt Ryan plays even a drive or two, I like him to show his new franchise exactly what they’re getting under center. If Ryan sits, backups Nick Foles and Sam Ehlinger will be eager to show off their ability against the Buffalo defense.
I don’t think there are too many scenarios where any team should be a +170 underdog in the first preseason game of the year, and certainly not when that team won all three preseason games last year.