Denver Broncos vs Buffalo Bills Prediction, 8/20/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 2
Game: Denver Broncos vs Buffalo Bills
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
TV: NFL League Pass/NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Bills (+1)
The Denver Broncos (7-10 last year) are on their way to Highmark Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Buffalo Bills (11-6 last season). Denver opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 39.
The Denver Broncos ended the season having a 7-10 mark. In their last game of last season, the Broncos stepped onto the field against the Chiefs and took a loss by a score of 28-24. Melvin Gordon was the leader on the ground for the Broncos with 12 attempts for 110 yds (9.2 yds per carry). Tim Patrick had an average of 15.8 yds per catch by totaling 95 yds on 6 receptions. Drew Lock connected on 12/24 with 162 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 71.9 and ended the game with no interceptions. In the running game, the Broncos gave up 135 yards on 29 tries, which averages out to 4.7 yards per rush allowed. Denver gave up 27 completions on 44 attempts for 255 yds, and a completion rate of 61.4%. In all, they ran 54 plays which totaled 364 yds. The Denver Broncos ran the ball 28 times and accumulated 191 yds, which had them averaging 6.8 yards per attempt.
Regarding scoring, the Denver Broncos had an average of 19.7 points per contest. As a team they had an average of 119.1 yards on the ground, ranking this team 13th in the league. The Broncos tallied 5,618 total yards for the prior year. Denver recorded 179 1st downs as a unit, and they were flagged for 83 infractions for 711 yards. They turned the ball over 18 different times (9 interceptions and 9 fumbles lost). Denver earned 20 passing touchdowns and 16 rushing touchdowns.
When it comes to passing yards, the Broncos allowed 3,652 yards which put them in 8th in the NFL. During their 17 games played, they surrendered 214.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 60.7%. They granted 326.1 yards per game which had them ranked 8th in the National Football League. They gave up 22 passing touchdowns in addition to 9 touchdowns via the ground game. They gave up 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 111.3 yards on the ground per contest last season. During the campaign, they allowed 1,892 running yards through 17 games. The Broncos were ranked 3rd in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 18.9 PPG.
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The Bills finished the season holding a 11-6 mark. In their last game last season, the Bills went home defeated by a final of 42-36 against the Chiefs. Devin Singletary ran the football 10 times for 26 yds, ending the game with 2.6 yds per attempt for Buffalo. Gabriel Davis was the top contributor in the passing game for the Bills, hauling in 8 balls for 201 yds (25.1 yds per catch). Josh Allen (4 TDs) ended the contest with 329 yards on 27/37 passing while his QB rating was 136. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yds per pass attempt was 8.89 yds. Buffalo conceded 27 running attempts for 182 yards (6.7 yards per rush). The Bills pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 75.0%, relinquishing 370 yds on 33 for 44 through the air. The Bills finished with a total of 422 yds and they ran 63 plays (6.7 yds per play). Buffalo ended up running for 4.5 yds per carry, totaling 109 yds on 24 attempts.
The Buffalo Bills averaged 381.9 yards/game which had them sitting 5th in the NFL. They averaged 129.9 yards per game via the ground game and ran for 2,209 yards in total. The Buffalo offense totaled 980 penalty yds on 113 violations, which was 6th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They threw 16 interceptions while surrendering 6 fumbles and they tallied 236 1st downs. Last season, the Bills compiled 4,284 passing yards as well as averaging 252.0 passing yards per outing, which had them ranked 9th out of all NFL teams. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Bills had a ranking of 3rd out of all teams in football averaging 28.4 PPG.
Buffalo gave up a total of 1,866 rushing yards (109.8 yards/game) in addition to 19 touchdowns via the rush last season. They surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass and 163.0 yards/contest, which had them in 1st in the NFL. Their defense tallied 30 turnovers (11 fumbles and 19 picks) over the course of the prior season. Over the course of the season, they conceded 289 total points. The Bills defense was on the field for 1,014 plays, which was 2nd in the league. The Bills allowed 17.0 points per game, which had them ranked 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos -1
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