08/15/2001 11:00PM

A vote for the under on Eagles-Bills


LAS VEGAS - With nine NFL preseason games on Saturday, there are some prime opportunities.

Eagles at Bills (under 33): Because of the problems with the turf at Veterans Stadium, the Eagles haven't played yet. Throw in the fact that Bills QB Rob Johnson got hurt at practice and will see limited action and you have to expect a low-scoring game. I will wager 11 units (to win 10) on the Eagles-Bills to go under.

Ravens (-2) at Jets: The Ravens were also victims of the unplayable conditions at Philly. The defending champs are champing at the bit to hit somebody. Expect them to take their frustrations out on a Jets team that got into the end zone against the Falcons only on a Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half. I will wager 11 units on the Ravens.

Buccaneers (-3) at Browns: I was all wet when I took the Packers against the Browns last week, but I will try again with Tampa Bay. The Bucs were disappointed in Brad Johnson's debut against the Dolphins and will be determined to get him on track. The Browns' defense isn't as good as the Dolphins', so Johnson and Shaun King should have more success. The Bucs' starting defense gave up yards to the Dolphins but was tough on the goal line. I will bet 11 units.

Bears at Chiefs (over 35): The Bears have scored 16 and 24 points in their two preseason games, and now they get Jim Miller playing more and Cade McNown playing less. That alone should lead to the over, but add in the fact that the Chiefs will be able to move the ball on a Bears' defense that is allowing 20 points a game, and it's a play.

I will wager 11 units on the Bears-Chiefs to go over 35.

Leans: Dolphins -3 1/2 vs. the Chargers and Buccaneers-Browns under 33.