Despite snapping their three-game losing streak by pulling off a big upset last weekend, the Buffalo Bills are in for an even tougher task when they try to knock off Tom Brady and the incendiary New England Patriots when they host their longtime AFC East division rivals in Week 13.
The Week 13 NFL betting spread favors the Pats by 8-points over the Bills. The over/under is 49.
New England Patriots Vs Buffalo Bills Spread & Betting Predictions
New England Patriots (9-2) at Buffalo Bills (6-5)
When: Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: New Era Field, Buffalo, NY
Stream: CBS Sports
NFL Odds: New England -8
Bet The New England Patriots Because…
New England has won seven straight games and nine of their last 10 and just have ‘that’ look in their collective eyes right now! Tom Brady and company have scored 33 points or more in each of their last three games and spanked the lowly Miami Dolphins 35-17 to cash in as a 17-point home favorite. Not only that, but the Pats are now playing the kind of defense we’ve become accustomed to seeing out of a Bill Belichick team by limiting each of their last seven opponents to 17 points or less.
Bet The Buffalo Bills Because…
Buffalo got past a suddenly reeling Kansas City Chiefs team 16-10 last Sunday as veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor tossed one TD pass – and no interceptions – after getting foolishly benched the week before only to watch rookie Nathan Peterman toss five interceptions in the first half of a pitiful 54-24 road loss to the Chargers.
Patriots Vs Bills Betting Predictions
Buffalo only averages 20.4 points per game to New England’s 29.5, and they give up 23.6 per game compared to the Patriots’ 20.0. Still, it’s not even those numbers that make me think the Patriots are a lock to win and cover the spread as a nearly double-digit road favorite in this Week 13 matchup.
For me, I’ve got to believe that Sean McDermott lost a sizable portion of his locker room when he benched Taylor in favor of the ‘deer in the headlights’ Peterman – and then foolishly reiterated that he thought it was the right move despite the absolutely horrible results.
The Bills don’t have enough offense to keep up with Tom Brady and the streaking Pats – and New England has a huge edge on the sidelines in Belichick over McDermott. The Patriots are an insane 12-2 ATS in their last 14 road games and an equally stunning 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games against the Bills. Conversely, Buffalo is 1-5 ATS in their last six games against their AFC East counterparts.
New England wins and covers the chalk!
Pick: Patriots -8