With future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady possibly missing the first four games of the 2016 season as he continues his ongoing Deflategate battle against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, gridiron gamblers everywhere need to know just which games are ‘must-bet’ affairs for the Super Bowl hopeful Pats.
That’s where this killer online NFL betting guide on the Patriots comes in. Now, let’s get started.
Analyzing The New England Patriots 2016 NFL Winning Predictions
New England at Arizona (-4.5)
The New England Patriots had won five straight against Arizona until dropping their final meeting 20-18 as a whopping 13-point home favorite no less. With Arizona going 5-1 SU in their last six home games, I’m going with the Cards to get the win again against New England as they set the tone for what looks lie another double-digit win season in the desert. I’m not real fond of the 4.5-point spread, but I’m going to back Arizona to narrowly cover.
The Pick: Arizona 28 New England 21
Miami Dolphins at New England (-6)
Analysis: The Patriots have won two straight and a blistering nine of their last 10 home games while posting a fine, 6-3-1 ATS mark along the way. More importantly, the Pats have owned the AFC East division rival Dolphins for quite some time now and particularly at home.
New England is 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 home games against the Fins, including a pristine 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS over the last seven meetings. New England has covered the spread in each of their last four home games against Miami and will do so again, even if future Hall f Fame quarterback Tom Brady is forced to miss this Week 2 matchup as part of a league-mandated suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate.
The Pats have outscored the Dolphins by an average of approximately 21 points per game over the last three and will get another ‘W’ against their longtime rivals in this one.
The Pick: New England 27 Miami 20
Buffalo at New England (-3)
While I don’t think the Bills are a threat to beat the Patriots in this Week 4 AFC East divisional matchup, anytime a Rex Ryan team goes up against Bill Belichick, it’s generally an exciting affair, no matter the outcome. New England has won nine of its last 10 home dates against the Bills and although I’m not real impressed with their 4-5-1 ATS mark during the span, I do like the Pats to hold it down at home in this Week 2 affair.
The Pick: New England 24 Buffalo 20
New England (-7) at Cleveland
Analysis: While I love Cleveland’s hiring of widely-respected NFL veteran coach Hue Jackson, I’ve got to believe that New England is going to roll into Cleveland and lay a huge spanking on the Browns, particularly if Tom Brady is forced to miss the first four games of the 2016 regular season.
I know the Pats lost their final three road games a year ago, including their crushing 20-18 playoff loss at eventual Super Bowl champion Denver, but New England has posted a solid 6-4 SU mark over its last 10 road dates while going 2-2 SU and ATS in their last four road games against the Browns.
More importantly, I think Bill Belichick will find a way to limit Cleveland’s offense while Brady goes wild on the other side of the ball.
The Pick: New England 35 Cleveland 24
Los Angeles Rams at New England Patriots (-9)
Analysis: The Rams have posted a respectable 5-5 SU and ATS mark in their last 10 home games, including a pair of wins and ATS covers in their final two home dates last season. The bad news is that Los Angeles has lost four straight against New England dating back to 2002 while compiling a dismal 1-4 ATS mark over their last five meetings against the Pats.
Personally, I’m not a big believer in L.A. head coach Jeff Fisher and believe he will get thoroughly out-coached by Belichick in this contest as New England gains momentum – and another win – en route to their.
The Pick: New England 38 Cleveland 21
New England (-1) at Denver Broncos
Analysis: While Tom Brady and company have lost two straight against the Broncos, including their road playoff loss last season, New England has gone 64 SU and ATS over their last 10 matchups against the Broncos dating back to 2008.
Not only that, but I fully expect the Broncos to underachieve with veteran Mark Sanchez under center or possibly, by this point, rookie Paxton Lynch. I like New England to takedown Denver and cover the spread as my final NFL futures bet predictions pick!
The Pick: New England 24 Denver 21