The Patriots defeated Carolina last week in an unimpressive 20-10 victory although they did not cover the football betting pointspread.
NFL betting saw the Patriots snap a two-game losing streak last week but the Patriots failed to cover the spread for the third straight week. The Patriots lead the AFC East by a game over New York and Miami. Other than the straight up victory, there was not much to like about New England’s win over Carolina. The offense was stagnant again and the Patriots were fortunate to be playing a Carolina team that simply doesn’t score many points. The one bright spot on offense continues to be Wes Welker who had 10 catches for 105 yards. Quarterback Tom Brady has been dealing with rib, finger and shoulder injuries and he was just 19 of 32 passes for 192 yards.
The Patriots are favored over a Buffalo team that is coming off a 16-10 NFL betting win last week over Kansas City. Rian Lindell kicked three field goals and the Buffalo defense intercepted Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel four times. The Bills committed three turnovers as well, but they had enough to get past a poor Kansas City team in NFL betting. Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 86 yards with a TD and an interception.
New England has won the last 12 games against Buffalo and they are a profitable 9-3 against the NFL betting odds. The Patriots won at home earlier this season 25-24 against the Bills but they did not cover the NFL betting odds. Last season at Buffalo the Patriots came away with a 13-0 win. The Patriots are 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the football betting odds in the last ten games at Buffalo. Six of the last ten meetings between the two teams have gone under the NFL betting number.
New England has struggled against the football betting line lately on the road as they are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. Buffalo has been terrible at home though in football betting as they are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Patriots are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Buffalo.
Trends for the total indicate that six of the last seven New England road games have gone under. Four of the last five Buffalo home games have gone under. Eight of the last eleven between the two in Buffalo have gone under.