|2012 NFL Week 4 Odds & Spread: Patriots favored over Bills on Sunday|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 15:00|
Patriots vs. Bills Week 4 Odds
BUFFALO, NY (The Spread) – Despite posting opposite records in the first three weeks of the season, the Patriots are favored over the Bills in Week 4.
NEW ENGLAND: The Patriots allowed a potential victory slip through their grasp last Sunday night in Baltimore when they led the Ravens by 9 points late in the fourth quarter. Baltimore wound up winning the game 31-30, but failed to cover the 2.5-point spread. Tom Brady completed 28-of-41 passes for 335 yards and one touchdown, while Stevan Ridley rushed for just 37 yards on 13 carries. Wes Welker proved that the Patriots aren’t fazing him out of the offense by catching eight passes for 142 yards in the loss.
BUFFALO: Following their embarrassing Week 1 loss to the Jets, the Bills have responded by winning their last two games. Their latest victory came in a 24-14 triumph against the Browns in Cleveland last Sunday, as Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22-of-35 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns. Tashard Choice did an admirable job filling in for starting running back C.J. Spiller, who suffered a shoulder injury during the game. Choice rushed 20 times for 91 yards while receiver Stevie Johnson chipped in seven catches for 61 yards and one score.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Patriots are 4-point favorites over the Bills, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 52 points. The Patriots enter this game with a straight up record of 1-2 and are 2-1 against the spread, while the Bills are 2-1 straight up and 2-1 ATS.
TRENDS: The Patriots are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight trips to Buffalo and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall versus the Bills. The favorite is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings between these two teams while the road squad is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams in Buffalo and 18-8 in the last 26 meetings overall.