Free NFL Prediction: Patriots vs Bills
Week 2 NFL betting sees the New England Patriots taking on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday September 20th at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
New England Patriots (1-0) at Buffalo Bills (1-0)
Date: Sunday September 20
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Ralph Wilson Stadium – Buffalo, NY
ATS Betting Lines: Pick’em
NFL Moneyline Odds: N/A
NFL Betting Total: 45
For me these are the two best teams in the division. Both are coming off first week wins and the Bills have to be feeling pretty good about limiting the Colts last week.
This game will set the tone for the division.
The Bills and their coach Rex Ryan will be looking to come out aggressively and they have the personnel to do it. This is the best of the early slate on Sunday.
New England Patriots
The Patriots looked pretty good against Pittsburgh to start the season last Thursday.
On offense they proved that the combination of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski is about as good as it gets in the league. With that duo clicking the rest of the offense can be just above average, provided the line holds.
On defense, it is hard to know exactly where this team is.
The Steelers were missing a couple of keys cogs due to suspension but they were still able to a fair amount of offense. This side of the ball still has questions to be answered.
New England will see a totally different kind of team at Buffalo, one that is really looking to punch them in the mouth. If they come up with an easy win it will say a lot about where this team is and where they might be at the end of the season.
Things could not have gone much better in the opener than they did for Buffalo. They got the win, Tyrod Taylor played well and the defense limited one of the best attacks in the league.
It was exactly the kind of game that makes the hype surrounding this team a little more believable. The only downside were the eleven penalties on the Bills. That kind of stuff can kill you.
Last year the Bills beat the Pats on the road but lost at home. They have not beaten New England in Buffalo since 2011 and if they have designs on the division they are going to need this one.
As good as they looked this team still has a lot of room to improve. On offense they put up 27 points despite the fact that Sammy Watkins did not catch a single pass. Look for them to rectify that quickly on Sunday.
Also, look for them to be a little more committed to the run to get Shady McCoy going and take advantage of Karlos Williams as a hammer late.
It is hard not to like the prospects of the Bills heading into this one.
They just have to figure out a way to cover Gronk.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Patriots are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games on turf.
- Over is 5-2 in Patriots last 7 vs. AFC East.
- Under is 5-2 in Patriots last 7 games in Week 2.
- Under is 4-0 in Bills last 4 games on turf.
- Under is 5-0 in Bills last 5 games in September.
- Under is 5-0 in Bills last 5 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Buffalo PK
The Bills showed us all how they want to play this season and they did it against a good team. They won’t be able to dominate the Pats as easily but a home win at this price is a great value.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Buffalo 27 – New England 24
The Pats probably should have beaten the Steelers by more and not just because of that garbage time TD. They were not all that impressive and now they hit the road for the first time.
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