Buffalo Bills: Latest injury news and odds for Week 13

<> at New Era Field on November 25, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.
<> at New Era Field on November 25, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. /

We look at the latest injury news and game odds for the Buffalo Bills, as they prepare to play Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

For a Buffalo Bills team all but officially rebuilding and looking towards next season and beyond, last Sunday’s 24-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars was pretty damn exciting. And in many ways, it gave fans a glimpse and — more importantly — hope for the future.

Now, the Bills will look to make it three wins in a row, as they travel to Southern Florida to take on their long-time rivals. And how the game plays out, is up for debate.

Consider that, as per Odds Shark, the Bills are only 3.5-point underdogs for the game at Hard Rock Stadium. From a betting perspective, it should be noted Buffalo is 7-3 this season against the spread.

To further illustrate how closely matched the two teams are perceived as, the average predicted scoreline is just 20.6-20.4 in the Miami Dolphins’ favor. Most signs points towards Sunday’s game being a closely-contested affair.

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In respect of the history between these two teams, it’s open to interpretation how much — if anything — this really matters on Sunday. Regardless, it is still interesting to review.

In terms of the all-time matchups, the Dolphins lead the way with a 60-47-1 record in 108 meetings. At least the Bills can take some solace in the fact that when the two teams meet up in the playoffs, they have won three of the four games.

Looking at the meetings in Miami specifically, the Dolphins have a significant edge with a 34-19-1 record. For what it’s worth though, the Bills have won three of the last five games in Southern Florida, including a 22-16 victory last season.

Turning to the injury situation, it is surprising how few players are on the Week 13 report, just because of how deep we are into the season. And in reality, the impact is minimal for the team.

As always, linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and defensive tackle Kyle Williams were given the week off from practice, to rest. Both will suit up on Sunday afternoon in Miami.

Derek Anderson was limited in practice due to a concussion, and has been ruled out. However, with the return of Josh Allen and the addition of Matt Barkely, the Bills’ quarterback situation is actually as good as its been all season.

The only player officially listed as out is offensive guard John Miller, due to an oblique injury which kept him out of practice all week. This will be the first game he doesn’t start this season, and it will be interesting to see how his absence impacts the harmony of the offensive line.

Charles Clay has been listed as questionable with a hamstring issue, which has limited his participation in practice all week. At least one of his backups at the tight end position — Logan Thomas — is good to go, with his absence from practice this week not injury related.

Finally, we look at the secondary, where both Taron Johnson (shoulder) and Lafayette Pitts (concussion) have been limited in practice this week. However, both cornerbacks have been cleared to face the Dolphins.

Overall, the Bills can head into Miami with nothing to lose; as such there will no pressure, thus allowing them to go out on the field and just have some fun. However, the combination of a 4-1 record at home and still having something to play for, should be just enough to see the Dolphins come away with a win.

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