Patriots vs. Bills Pick
With LeSean McCoy banged up, is the under the play on Sunday when the Bills host the Patriots at 1:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bills are now 6.5-point home underdogs versus the Patriots after they opened as a 5-point dog earlier this week. The total, meanwhile, hasn't moved after the number hit the board at 47.5.
Tom Brady completed 19-of-26 passes with two touchdowns and no picks in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Steelers. On one of those touchdown passes Brady hooked up with Rob Gronkowski, who is looking more and more like himself after injuries caused him to start slow this season. In other news, New England also acquired linebacker Kyle Van Noy from the Lions in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
The talk against his week in Buffalo is whether or not McCoy will play after suffering a hamstring injury in practice last week. McCoy admitted to re-injuring himself during the Bills' loss to the Dolphins and Rex Ryan is taking heat for allowing the running back to play. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, McCoy is expected to be questionable, just like he was a week ago heading into the Miami game.
OUR PREDICTION: Even with McCoy out the over is still the play here. Thus far, the Bills are the only team to beat the Patriots in 2016 but that came on the final week of Brady's suspension. With Brady back under center, the Patriots' offense is firing on all cylinders and it won't be slowed this Sunday in Buffalo. The over has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Buffalo and is 31-14 in the Patriots' last 45 games after they allowed more than 350 total yards in their previous contest.
NFL WEEK 8 PREDICTION: PATRIOTS/BILLS OVER 47.5