By Bill Speros | | 7 mins
NFL Week 18 Best Bets On New York Teams: Bills, Giants & Jets
Four different sportsbooks began taking mobile sports bets in New York starting Saturday, just in time for the final weekend of the NFL betting season.
How should New York sports betting fans and those elsewhere in the United States wager when it comes to the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and New York Giants in Week 18 of the NFL season?
First, let’s check the matchups. The 10-6 Bills can clinch their second-straight AFC East title with a home win over 4-12 Gang Green late Sunday afternoon. The Jets are playing for nothing beyond pride and draft position. The Giants (4-12) visit the 6-10 Washington Football Team Sunday in a game that begins at 1 p.m ET. The Giants and Jets have long since been eliminated from the postseason.
|NYG-WAS||WAS -7||O/U 38||NYG +245||WAS -300|
|NYJ-BUF||BUF -16.5||O/U 41.5||NYJ +739||BUF -1150|
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The New York State Gaming Commission announced Thursday that Caesars Sportsbook New York, FanDuel New York, DraftKings New York and BetRivers had “satisfied all statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to accept and process mobile sports wagering activity and have been approved to commence operations.”
Betting began at 9:01 a.m. ET Saturday. A total of nine operators have been approved to accept mobile wagering in New York. The other five – BetMGM, Bally, PointsBet, Resorts World and WynnBET – have not satisfied the “statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to launch,” the commission added.
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NFL Best Bets To Make On New York Teams
We have examined the full board available and pulled specific odds from the four sportsbooks operating in New York starting Saturday. Here are our five best picks from those top sportsbooks and betting sites when it comes to the two NFL games involving New York teams in Week 18:
|NYG-WASH||Under 38 Points||-110 at Caesars|
|NYG-WASH||Washington -7 Points||-110 at DraftKings|
|NYJ-BUF||Over 41.6 Points||-106 at FanDuel|
|NYJ-BUF||NY Jets +7.5 First Half||-105 at FanDuel|
|NYJ-BUF||Zach Wilson Over 191.5 Yards Passing||-110 at Caesars|
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What To Expect From The Bills, Jets And Giants in Week 18
Washington and the Giants have lost nine straight games combined. The calls for Big Blue to terminate coach Joe Judge have elevated into a symphonic roar in recent days. Multiple big-name media types jumped ship on Judge, as did likely millions of Giants fans across the Tri-State Area and elsewhere.
A game that lacked significant meaning suddenly has purpose beyond the losing team getting a better draft choice. In his 11-minute oratory following the Giants’ 29-3 loss to the Bears, Judge took a not-so-subtle swipe at Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team. Judge said the Giants were not “having fist-fights on the sidelines.” Washington had a fistfight on their sideline last week.
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This week, Rivera delivered an icy “no response” when asked about Judge’s dig, instead shifting the topic to Sunday.
Translation: Kickoff means payback time.
The Bills struggled early in the snow before a 14-point win and push against Atlanta in Week 17. Josh Allen has guided his team to three straight wins. Buffalo curb-stomped New York 45-17 when they met in Week 10. Allen threw a pair of TD passes that day, and went 21-28 for 366 yards. The Bills added four more TDs on the ground in that game.