Bills hoping for upset of Pats
The Patriots are coming off a 17-16 win over the Jets last week to get to 12-3 on the season and lock up home-field advantage for the AFC playoffs. New England really has nothing to gain in this game. The Pats are 9-6 against the spread this season, covering in six of their last eight games. They have hit the under in four of their last five.
Buffalo is coming off a 26-24 loss to the Raiders on the road to get eliminated from playoff contention. The Bills have lost two of their last three to move to 8-7 on the season. Buffalo is also 8-7 against the spread, but they have covered the spread in four of their last five. They have hit the under in six of their last seven games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv New England is the clear favorite in the game, as the Patriots are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Bills. The over/under total for the game has been set at 44 points (View Matchup). New England has won six straight over the Bills, including a 37-22 road win on Oct. 12. The Patriots have covered in four of those six games and the two have hit the over in six of their last seven meetings.
In the first meeting between these two, the Patriots got off to a 20-7 lead and didn’t look back. New England amassed 396 yards of offense and held the Bills to just 68 rushing yards while creating three turnovers and picking up five sacks. Tom Brady has thrown for 361 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Patriots to the win while Kyle Orton threw for 299 yards and two scores. Rob Ninkovich led the New England defense with six tackles and three sacks.