Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

Wizard of Odds

SHORT MEMORY. Can the Buffalo Bills return to the NFL playoffs? Judging by their preseason play, the answer has to be a resounding “NO.”

Trusting in the system all you want will not hide a horrible offensive line, porous defense, aging star running back and an untrustworthy quarterback.

Looks like a 3-13 season to this veteran observer, who thankfully has been wrong before.

Look for the Baltimore Ravens to feast on the Bills Sunday. Maybe Josh Allen will get some late-game action.

Freddie sees it this way:

RAVENS 34, Bills 21

Home teams are capitalized. Teams chosen to win are listed first, followed by the predicted margin of victory. The official Las Vegas odds are in parentheses.

COLLEGES

Friday

TCU +20 over SMU (+21.5)

Saturday

MICHIGAN +41 over W. Michigan (+28)

WISCONSIN +28 over New Mexico (+35)

OKLAHOMA +21 over UCLA (+30)

VA TECH +38 over Wm. & Mary (off)

OREGON +42 over Portland St. (off)

OHIO ST +27 over Rutgers (+35)

Georgia +3 over S. CAROLINA (+10)

ALABAMA +30 over Arkansas St. (+36.5)

NOTRE DAME +32 over Ball St, (+34.5)

WASHINGTON +17 over N. Dakota (off)

MIAMI +49 over Savannah St. (off)

WVA +38 over Youngstown St. (off)

UCF +24 over S. Carolina St. (off)

LSU +35 over SE Louisiana (off)

Clemson +7 over TEXAS A&M (+12.5)

FLORIDA +10 over Kentucky (+14)

AUBURN +31 over Alabama St. (off)

Penn St. +13 over PITTSBURGH (+9)

STANFORD +7 over USC (+4.5)

LAST YEAR: 210-44 (.826) vs. line 128-126. (.504)

PROS

Thursday night

PHILADELPHIA +6 over Atlanta (+2)

Sunday

BALTIMORE +13 over Buffalo (+8.5)

Pittsburgh +5 over CLEVELAND (+3.5)

INDY +6 over Cincinnati (+2.5)

MIAMI +3 over Tennessee (even)

MINNESOTA +3 over San Fran (+7)

NEW ENGLAND +9 over Houston (+7)

NEW ORLEANS +7 over Tampa (+10.5)

Jacksonville +7 over NY GIANTS (+3)

LA CHARGERS +1 over Kansas City (+3)

DENVER +7 over Seattle (+2.5)

ARIZONA +3 over Washington (even)

CAROLINA +6 over Dallas (+2.5)

GREEN BAY +7 over Chicago (+9)

Monday night

DETROIT +11 over NY Jets (+7)

OAKLAND +3 over LA Rams (4)

LAST YEAR: 171-76 (.692) Vs. line 124-123 (.502)

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