NFL betting fans can look forward to Monday night as the New England Patriots are heavily favored at home against the Buffalo Bills.
This NFL football betting game on ESPN marks the return of Tom Brady to regular season action for the Patriots while it will be the regular season debut of Terrell Owens for Buffalo.
NFL betting has the Patriots as a 10.5 point favorite with a total of 47.5. The attention in NFL betting will definitely be on the Patriots and Brady since the quarterback missed almost all of last season with a knee injury. The Patriots went 11-5 without him but missed the playoffs. New England has added running back Fred Taylor to complement a talented offensive crew that includes Randy Moss and Wes Welker. The New England defense added cornerback Shawn Springs but they lost Mike Vrabel, Tedy Bruschi, Rodney Harrison and they traded away Richard Seymour.
The Bills head into the 2009 NFL betting season looking as confused as ever. The team brought in Owens but just recently fired offensive coordinator Turk Schonert. The offensive line is a mess with three players on the line who have never really played. The backfield will be missing Marshawn Lynch who is out due to a three-game suspension as NFL betting notes. Going into New England for the NFL betting season opener is not the way the Bills wanted to start the season.
New England has a 56-40-1 edge in the NFL betting series against Buffalo. They have won 16 of the last 17 overall, including 11 in a row. The Bills have not win in New England in their last eight tries. The Buffalo offense has been terrible in the 11-game losing streak to the Patriots, averaging only 8.7 points per game. The coaching mismatch is huge as Bill Belichick is 16-3 against the Bills while Dick Jauron is 1-7 against the Patriots.
NFL betting has the Bills at 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 1. The Bills are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and they are 1-5 in NFL betting in their last 6 vs. the AFC East.
The Patriots are 4-1 in NFL football betting in their last 5 Monday games. The Patriots are 36-16-1 in NFL betting in their last 53 vs. the AFC East. The Patriots are 3-10 in NFL betting in their last 13 games as a home favorite.
The Over is 5-0 in the Bills last 5 Monday NFL football betting games. The Over is 5-2 in the Bills last 7 road games. The Under is 9-1 in the last 10 NFL football betting meetings in New England between the two teams.