The road to the Super Bowl starts anew. And the Buffalo Bills begin the 2022 NFL season as favorites to lift the Lombardi Trophy.
Starting with Thursday Night Football at the defending champion Los Angeles Rams.
And for the first time, online sportsbooks in New York are set to take legal wagers for NFL Week 1. Which means bettors in the Empire State have access to ample Buffalo Bills player props.
Here are five that have grabbed our attention ahead of Thursday’s game.
Receiver props abound at FanDuel Sportsbook NY
Two of the most dynamic wide receivers will take the field at SoFi Stadium in the first game of the NFL season. As you’ll find on at NY sports betting app, including FanDuel Sportsbook NY, both Stefon Diggs and Cooper Kupp feature a number of player prop betting markets.
Stefon Diggs: Anytime touchdown
Start with Diggs, the Bills explosive wideout. Among the Buffalo Bills props available, you can bet on Diggs to score a touchdown at any point during Thursday’s game at odds.
Last year, Diggs hauled in nine TDs over the past 12 regular-season games. And during the 2021 season as a whole, when the Bills were inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, Diggs was targeted 20 times, which ranked second in the league. He also finished with the second-most touchdowns in the red zone. So if and when Buffalo gets inside the Rams’ 20, you might expect Diggs to see a few targets.
Cooper Kupp: Under receiving yards
On the other side, Cooper Kupp comes off a 2021 season in which he recorded the WR triple crown: leading the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. The reigning Super Bowl MVP heads into Week 1 with an over/under of receiving yards.
Kupp finished with more than 92 yards in 17 of 21 games a year ago, establishing himself as the go-to target for QB Matthew Stafford. That said, the Bills defense, ranked first against the pass in 2021, will no doubt be blanketing Kupp throughout the game. So the under might be more appealing.
Who scores first? Caesars Sportsbook NY has you covered
What’s that old John Madden quote? “Usually the team that scores the most points wins the game.” Perhaps we could add a related thought: “To score the most points, you first have to score points.”
But who will be the FIRST to score? According to Caesars Sportsbook NY, Buffalo getting into the end zone sits as the favorite.
- Buffalo Bills TD: +155
- Los Angeles Rams TD: +195
- Either team FG: +390
In 10 home games last season, the Rams opened the scoring nine times, split semi-evenly: 5 TDs, 4 FGs. For reference, the Bills recorded the first score in six of nine road games a year ago, five of them going for touchdowns. With two relatively stout defenses, particularly in the red zone, opening the season with a TD might be a tall order.
Matthew Stafford: Longest passing completion
Also at Caesars New York, bettors can wager on the distance of the longest pass completion from either quarterback. Here, we’ll focus on Stafford.
Last season, the Rams completed 24 passes of at least 37 yards, which ranked first in the NFL. But, as noted, the Bills come off a year in which they led the league in pass defense and ranked near the top of the NFL in interceptions.
With an over/under of , that under seems mighty appealing.
BetMGM NY with One Game Parlay options
Like any other NY betting app, BetMGM Sportsbook NY offers its fair share of individual player props.
But the operator also boasts a unique offering known as “One Game Parlay.” Here, BetMGM New York sets a variety of bets that string together multiple legs. Put another way: Rather than build your own parlay, BetMGM has preset some options.
For example, two that jump off the page (with individual odds in parentheses):
- Buffalo Bills moneyline () / Diggs anytime TD () / Over 52.5 points (): +450 One Game Parlay odds
- Kupp anytime TD () / Josh Allen anytime TD () / Over 52.5 points (): +475 One Game Parlay odds
Of course, for those risk-takers, a One Game Parlay exists that carries even longer odds. Take Cam Akers to rush for 50 or more yards, Devin Singletary to do the same and the game to go under the set points total. A $100 bet on that, with +900 odds, results in $1,000.