Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
The Buffalo Bills will try and derail the New England Patriots’ current three-game winning streak this Sunday in NFL action. Oddsmakers opened the Bills as 4.5-point road underdogs in this NFL Week 4 AFC East clash. BetAnySports now has the Patriots as only 3.5-point favorites. The total line for Sunday’s game is 41. This is a 1 p.m. (ET) start at Gillette Stadium and the game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.
Buffalo was facing the grim reality of its third-straight loss to start to its season. They were listed as a 4.5-point home underdog this past Sunday against Arizona. The team quickly turned the tables on the Cardinals with a fast 17-0 start that led to a stunning 33-18 victory. It may have saved the Bills’ season. The total went OVER BetAnySports’ 48-point closing line in that game and it has now gone OVER in their last two outings.
LeSean McCoy helped Buffalo jump out to that early lead with a pair of rushing touchdowns. Aaron Williams extended the lead to 30-7 with a 53-yard fumble return for a score on a blocked field goal late in the third quarter. Tyrod Taylor only completed 14-of-25 passing attempts for 119 yards. The Bills ground game ended the day with 208 yards on 32 attempts. Give credit to Buffalo’s defense for holding Arizona to 348 yards of total offense.
Futures NFL odds at BetAnySports did not favor a perfect 4-0 start by New England. With Tom Brady out of the lineup due to a league suspension, the Patriots are three quarters of the way there following last Thursday’s dominating 27-0 victory against Houston. They were a slight one-point favorite at home. This followed wins against Arizona and Miami in its first two games to post a perfect 3-0 start both straight-up and against the spread. The total stayed UNDER the 39.5-point line in Thursday’s win and it is now an even 1-1-1 on the year.
Jacoby Brissett got the start at quarterback against Houston. With Brady’s backup Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined with an injured throwing shoulder the Pats had no choice. He only completed 11 of his 19 passing attempts for 103 yards. The key was he did not turn the ball over and his 27-yard touchdown run helped set the pace for a very impressive win. LeGarrette Blount added another 105 yards and two scores on the ground and on the night New England ran the ball 39 times for 185 yards.
The Bills will have a tall task at hand in this AFC East matchup against a team that appears to be driven towards starting the season 4-0. I would tend to agree which is why I will gladly lay the 3.5 points on BetAnySports’ current line with a bet on New England.