7 Point Favorite New England Travels To Buffalo To Bolster Playoff Dreams
In their history against one another, the Patriots have been absurdly dominant against Buffalo. The Bills haven’t beaten New England in over five years, piling up a 0-10 SU record and a 3-7 ATS streak against the Pats.
With Tom Brady and Randy Moss being scrutinized by the Panthers last week, revenge will be key. Yet the Patriots bandwagon is worried that this game has “disaster” written all over it.
The main reason your Boston friends will be so pessimistic is because of the way things have been going in New England…or rather for sports in New England. The Colts are perfect and they decimated the Patriots on Sunday Night Football betting with a brutal “4 th and 2” call by Uncle Bill. The Lakers and the Yankees both won championships this year and the Bruins are a shadow of themselves yet again. It’s one thing to see one of your main rivals doing well, but it’s entirely demoralizing when three of your arch-rivals are enjoying success. New England fans love hanging themselves by a noose, but I’m not so sure what they’re concerned about.
The Patriots have a legitimate chance of going 11-5 SU in an ugly season. Of course most of the concerns surround the fact that the Patriots are in authoritative disarray right now with key players being benched (Adalius Thomas) and their star player, Randy Moss, being blamed for taking off plays.
It also doesn’t help matters that New England is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games and 2-4 ATS in their last 6 road games as well. A major part of the scare in New England was the telling Monday Night Football matchup between these two, where New England rallied in the fourth to survive 25-24 after a fumble by the Bills. The Patriots are also just 2-3 SU in their last 5 games. If you’re being tricked in to doubting the Patriots by your buddies who support them, then I’ve got news for you – you’re an idiot.
New England Patriots (8-5) vs. Buffalo Bills (5-8)
Sunday, December 20 th — Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo — 1:00pm EST
NFL Betting Line: New England -7 (40.5)
The Bills are simply brutal and there’s no reason to get excited about a 16-10 win over a sputtering Chiefs team. Orchard Park is not even friendly to its home team, and the Bills have gone just 2-9 SU/ATS in their last 11 home games. Cue an 0-5 SU/ATS record when hosting the Patriots and you have a recipe for a blowout win by the Patriots. The other reason this is going to be difficult for the Bills is because of Terrell Owens.
It’s not that I’m scared of Owens blowing up for a huge game in the freezing weather. It’s more that Owens, for some reason, always brings out the best in Randy Moss by merely existing. The two have exchanged chops in the past and this game will be no different, with the slight exception that both are going to keep their mouths shut leading up to the game. With Moss getting blasted by the media, the fans and critics, he’s about to have a huge bounce back game as the Patriots throw it in cruise control and crush the Bills. Bank on it.
Free Pick: New England -7 (OVER)