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(11-2) New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos (8-5)
Date: Sunday December 18
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colorado
ATS Betting Lines: New England Patriots -3
NFL Moneyline Odds: Off
NFL Betting Total: 45
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The past couple of years this has been a marquee matchup thank to Peyton Manning moving to Denver.
The Broncos are the defending Super Bowl champs but this season, they might have to fight to get into the playoffs, especially if they lose this one. Denver has been shaky lately while New England looks pretty good, post Gronk.
Kick off is set for 4:25 PM ET with both teams needing this game, New England to keep the top spot in the AFC and Denver just to try and get into the playoffs.
New England Patriots
No matter the distraction, injury or suspension the Patriots just continue to roll on.
They are the second highest scoring team in the league and just put up 30 points against Baltimore, the league’s stingiest defense by the numbers.
Tom Brady is having another fine season of course and they are able to run the ball with LeGarrette Blount. Gronk it out which makes the signing of Martellus Bennett this offseason that much more important.
They are always able to move the ball and put points on the board, or so it seems.
The New England defense might not be filled with stars but as a unit they are pretty darn good. They are second in points allowd at 17ppg and their yardage numbers are Top 10.
They do not produce a lot of turnovers but given the Pats are usually playing with the lead they are able to get you into situations you do not want to be in.
I would love to see more pass rush from this group. Trey Flowers leads with 5 sacks. He was barely in the NFL last year.
New England is the toughest team in the NFL to prepare for both offensively and defensively.
Last year we did not see the best of Peyton Manning. This year we have been getting a diet of Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch and that doesn’t taste very good either.
The Denver defense is still very good but without some support from the offense a return to the playoffs is going to be difficult. It is definitely not helping that they can’t seem to keep their running backs healthy but the receiving corps is very good.
They should probably throw more anyway and just take their chances.
Von Miller is having another great season with the ability to blow up any play.
The Broncos are first in the league against the pass and relish facing New England and Tom Brady.
Last year in the playoffs Miller got 2.5 sacks and the defense forced what might have been Brady’s worst playoff performances.
Given the limitations of the offense right now they might need something similar. It should be cold and snowy which will only make this group more fiery.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Patriots are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
- Under is 4-0 in Patriots last 4 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Over is 7-0 in Patriots last 7 games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
- Under is 4-0 in Broncos last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Under is 5-1 in Broncos last 6 games in December.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Patriots -3
With such a small number and the Pats looking so much better then Denver right now it is hard not to take New England, even on the road. Plus there is some revenge.
NFL Free Score Prediction: New England 24 – Denver 13
Expecting both defenses to be strong in this one. Even if Denver limits the Pats I don’t expect their own offense to be able to put many points on the board.
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