Patriots Bills Betting – Patriots Looking To Finish Season Strong Starting In Buffalo
After consecutive blowout wins over teams with two of the best records in the NFL, the New England Patriots laid a bit of an egg in a close win over the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Bill Belichick oversaw wins over the New York Jets and Chicago Bears in which the Patriots outscored their opponents by a combined 81-10, but was disappointed about his team’s performance in a 31-27 win over the Green Bay Packers.
NFL Betting: New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
Online Sports Betting Odds: New England – 10
New England has already clinched the AFC East division and a first round bye in the 2011 postseason, but the same effort they showed against a Packers’ team that was playing without their starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not get them very far. Belichick and company will look to correct their mistakes this week against the Buffalo Bills, who have put together consecutive wins.
Why To Bet On The Patriots?
Tom Brady. Really, it’s as simple as that. The three-time Super Bowl champion will almost surely add to his list of accomplishments with an MVP trophy this season. Brady has thrown 292 straight passes without an interception, and if he can manage just 17 more he will surpass the record set by Bernie Kosar in 1990-91. The former sixth round pick has thrown for 31 touchdowns compared to just four interceptions, and should have another strong football betting day against the Bills. Belichick criticized his team in the media following Monday night’s win, and usually when that happens the team responds with a big effort the following game. New England is much better against the run than they are the pass, but that shouldn’t be much of a concern against Ryan Fitzpatrick and Buffalo.
Why To Bet On The Bills?
Despite a 4-10 record, Buffalo has actually played very well in recent weeks. The Bills have strung together consecutive wins, and have clinched victories in four of their last six, but the better illustration could be seen by taking a closer look at their losses. Buffalo has lost four of its last five by three points, including overtime defeats at the hands of a pair of division leaders in the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs. Running back Fred Jackson is a big reason why, with an averaged of 4.1 yards per game and five touchdowns, and he will continue to pace the offense. The Bills have a couple of tough games against division rivals to close the season with a date at the New York Jets in the finale the following week, but appear ready to have their merit tested against the best in the AFC East.
How The Game Will Play Out?
The Patriots will look to establish an early lead and will likely be successful, but if the Bills could hang around in to the second half they could cover the spread. Buffalo has been one of the best underdogs over the second half of the season, and that won’t change with a couple of big games against the Patriots and Jets.
NFL Betting Pick: Bills