New England At Buffalo NFL Winning Favorites
As we fast approach the halfway point of the 2016 NFL football season, it is quickly becoming apparent who the class teams are in the league right now. I’m sure it comes as no real surprise to anyone that the New England Patriots have the most wins in the league with a 6-1 record. They are running away with the AFC East now, but have a tricky road trip to Buffalo this weekend that could see things tighten up considerably if the Bills could come away with the win as a 7-point underdog. The Bills have proven to be a bit of a tough team to figure out this season. There have been times when they have looked very good indeed, and then others when they have looked like one of the worst teams in the league. We usually know exactly what we are going to get from the New England Patriots, but what are we going to get from the Bills this weekend?
A Closer Look At The New England Patriots At Buffalo Bills NFL Winning Favorites
When: Sunday, October 30 at 1 PM EST
Where: New Era Field, Buffalo
Radio: WBZ and WGR
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NFL Odds: TBA
Why bet on the New England Patriots
Over the years, Bill Bellichick has done a magnificent job of finding ways to beat teams that the Patriots have lost to earlier in the season. One of the biggest surprises of the season so far was the 16-0 win that the Bills pulled out in Foxboro in Week 4, and you can bet that Bill and the gang will be out looking for some measure of revenge this weekend. Of course, it’s worth remembering that the loss came a week before Tom Brady was back in the fold, and we all know how good he has looked since returning from suspension. The New England Patriots have won in Buffalo the last two seasons, and managed to cover the spread both times. They are better equipped to beat this team than they were back in Week 4.
Why bet on the Buffalo Bills
It looked for a while as though the Bills were going to record their 5th straight win last week, but they gave up a solid lead and ended up going down 28-25 to a Miami Dolphins team that is not particularly good. A win there would have had them coming into this game on a roll, and brimming with confidence, but there now must be some doubts swirling around in that Bills camp. If Buffalo is going to win this week, they need to get back to the running game that has been dominant at times this season. When the run game struggles, the Bills lose. They have failed to crack 100 yards on the ground three different times this year, with all those games ending in a loss.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Patriots defense has been very good against the run this season, with their worst outing coming against the Bills, when they gave up 134 yards on the ground. I think they hold them to less than that this week, and Brady does his thing in a Patriots win.
New England Patriots 24 Buffalo Bills 17