So you’re headed to the big game and you’ve decided to wager a little bit of money on who will win between the Tennessee Titans and the Buffalo Bills? Great! You’re making the right move. However, if you’re going to get your money back, you’re going to need to make sure you’re following all the right procedures. If you play it right, you can walk away a winner. If you play it wrong, you could actually end up losing a lot of money. Just take a quick peek at the history books to see what can happen when you don’t follow the rules.
The Bills Are A Hard Fight
The last time these two teams met, the result was an upset. The Bills came into the game as 10.5 point favorites over the Titans, but it was hardly an accurate reflection of what was to come. The underdogs went on a furious run in the second quarter, eventually winning the game by a score of 33–27. How could an unlikely team like the Bills pull off an upset like that? It’s not hard to figure out, actually. They essentially outscored the favored Titans in the second quarter 28–10, winning the game by outworking the opposition. You’ll notice a theme here: The Bills dominated the second quarter.
The interesting part here is that even though the Bills dominated the second quarter, they were still 10.5 point favorites at the start of the game. The fact that the line changed so dramatically shows how much the betting public perceived the Titans as a threat. A threat they still consider to be a threat, even though they’ve played each other three times. In fact, the odds for the rematch have moved up to 9.5–7.5 in favor of the underdog Titans. The public is clearly giving them credit for having the heart to come back and prove themselves.
The Matchup Is Still Unclear
The Bills and the Titans have one of the most intriguing match-ups in the NFL. Both are explosive offenses that struggle mightily through the air, especially Ryan Nerhian’s unit. The problem is that neither side seems to know exactly what to expect. The Bills are coming off a loss to the New York Jets, while the Titans are entering the game undefeated. It’s safe to assume that Mike Vrabel’s squad is going to give them a run for their money. However, the key words here are “assume” and “run for their money”. Just because the Titans are undefeated and coming off an upset victory over the Chiefs doesn’t mean everything is going to go their way. The truth is that it can go either way, and it might be a very close game.
Titans Vs. Bills Odds Can Vary
You can never predict what will happen when two professional teams face off. Especially when one is an underdog and the other is favored. Don’t get me wrong, the Titans are a fantastic team. They’re undefeated and have done a great job carrying on the spirit of the “war” rhymes. However, it’s not always easy being the underdog. Especially when you’re not used to it. It can be difficult to come back from a loss and prove yourself in the same game. Especially when you’ve been so heavily favored the last time the two teams played.
In most cases, the favorite will end up eating crow and giving the underdog their just rewards. In the case of the Titans vs. the Bills, there’s no telling what could happen if both teams play at their full potential. The Titans are a great team. Few would doubt that. However, at the end of the day, it’s still a game.
The fact is that the odds always favor the favorite. In this case, 9.5–7.5 seems to be a fairly even match. Especially since we know the Bills are going to need a miracle to win this game. Otherwise, they’ll have to settle for an ugly but victorious tie.
Most Viewed Game On Social Media
If you’re interested in how the average fan is feeling about this game, you can find out by looking at social media. I scoured Twitter to find the most talked about game of the year so far. I compared this with the previous three games between these two teams to get a sense of how the public opinion has changed overtime. The results are pretty interesting. First, let’s take a look at the overall chatter on Twitter:
As you can see above, the hype is real. This game has caught the attention of the Twitterati, and it’s not because of the fact that it’s the rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game. That had zero to do with it. The fact that these are two of the best quarterbacks in the league has caused a massive spike in interest. Furthermore, the fact that it’s a game between two former foes adds another level of intrigue. Last year’s game was heavily hyped as well, but the level of excitement surrounding this year’s game is much higher. It’s clear that people are looking forward to this game more than any other matchup between these two teams.
The 2017-18 Season Has Been Incredible So Far
Even people who aren’t too big on football tend to give it a brief mention at this point in the season. People are simply talking about the fact that it’s become one of the best years ever for football. It really has. This year has seen some incredible games, and it’s not even close to the end of the season yet. Just this past weekend, the Bills traveled to Houston to take on the Texans. The game was tied at 21 before the end of the third quarter. The Bills won the game in overtime by a score of 29–24. Incredible!
I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t help but be amazed by what I’ve seen so far this season. Sure, there have been some stinkers. Just like any other sport. However, the level of play across the board has been through the roof. For instance, take a look at the Bills and the Jets. These two teams have played twice so far, with the Jets winning both games. However, in terms of football, both games were pretty boring. You know, other than the fact that both teams were executing perfectly down the field. Both quarterbacks performed unbelievably, and the defenses were holding their own. It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective. And that’s all that matters. You can’t afford to be spectacular in this game. You need to be effective, and both of these teams are very good at that.
If you want to know more about this year’s NFL season, be sure to check out these two articles I found. One will tell you everything you need to know about the 2018 NFL Preview. The other is an in-depth look at the AFC Championships game. You’ll find a lot of great information about this year’s playoff contenders in both articles. Just be sure to stay up-to-date on all the breaking news and odds as they change. It’s a lot more fun when you’re an active participant rather than just a casual fan. Just imagine what would happen if everyone got together and made a wager on who will win the AFC Championship. Just think about all the fun that could be had. Hmmm..