NFL betting will be at its very best when Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills square off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a Week 2 AFC East divisional clash that could go a long way toward determining the postseason fates of both Super Bowl hopefuls.
With kickoff time quickly approaching, let’s get started.
New England at Buffalo: NFL Betting Preview
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 20, 2015
Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
NFL Odds: New England -1.5
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 18, 2015
New England picked up a convincing 28-21 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night, though they fell just short of covering the spread as 7-point home favorites. Tom Brady went 25-for-32 for 288 yards and tossed four touchdown passes in the win, including three to tight end Rob Gronkowski.
“It was a pretty special night,” said Brady. “I was excited. Our whole team was excited. We haven’t had one of these games in a long time.”
If you didn’t catch my Week 1 pick for a Buffalo Bills upset over Indianapolis, then I won’t hold that against you – as long as you’re ready for my selection on Buffalo’s Week 2 matchup against AFC East division rival New England.
Buffalo looked fantastic on both sides of the ball as they picked up a solid 27-14 win over Andrew Luck and the Colts on Sunday to cash in as 1-point home underdogs. New starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 14 of 19 passes for 195 yards with one touchdown while running back Karlos Williams rushed six times for 55 yards with one touchdown.
57 percent of the betting public likes New England to cover the spread while 59 percent of public bettors also like the Over. For this Week 2 AFC East pairing, I’m going with the Buffalo Bills to bring home the bacon for the second straight game, by getting the outright win. By now, every football fan knows that Bills head coach Rex Ryan has been masterful when matched up against Tom Brady and the Pats.
I’m banking on the Bills’ voracious defense – and some steady play from underrated quarterback Tyrod Taylor to lead Buffalo to victory.
The Patriots are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games in the month of September while Buffalo has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games against tams with a winning record and an impressive 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. I’m also going against the public when it comes to the Over/Under Total for this AFC East showdown.
While the Over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these teams, the Under is 5-2 in New England’s last seven Week 2 games and 6-0 in Buffalo’s last half-dozen home games.
The Under is also 7-1 in Buffalo’s last eight games against their AFC conference rivals and a consistent 16-5 in their last 21 games overall.