NFL Week 16 odds kicks off between Bills at Patriots. The AFC East title will be up for grabs when the New England Patriots welcome the Buffalo Bills to Gillette Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Buffalo Bills Playoff Odds
The Bills weren’t given much of a chance to win the AFC East this season. However, the team didn’t pay a lot of attention to the noise and find themselves one game behind the Patriots. Also, the Bills have a realistic chance of ending New England’s reign at the top of the division with a win on Saturday. Yes, the game will be played on a Saturday!
Buffalo has done a great job defensively. Holding opponents to 15.9 points per game. What does this mean for NFL Week 16 odds? The defense picked off Pittsburgh’s quarterback four times in their last game and will likely frustrated Tom Brady again after harassing him into an 18 of 39 performance for 150 yards and one interception in their first meeting.
The biggest concern for the Bills going into this game is their offense. When Josh Allen is playing well, they are a tough team to beat. However, when he struggles like he did in their first meeting, throwing three interceptions in the game, the defense has a hard time overcoming the errors, which usually leads to a loss.
Betting Odds for NFL Week 16
New England Patriots Playoff Odds
The Patriots looked like the best team in the AFC earlier this season. However, now look like a team that will be eliminated in the early rounds of the playoffs. Interestingly, the defense has been the most consistent unit for the Patriots, holding opponents to 12.9 points per game, while the offense has been the liability.
Tom Brady has put up decent numbers this season, throwing for 3,565 yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. However, he is completing a career-low 60 percent of his passes, partly due to not having enough depth at the wide receiver position and his declining skills.
The Patriots are 1-2 in their last three games. Also, Brady has struggled in those games. Fortunately for Brady and the Patriots, their defense was lights out against Cincinnati, forcing five turnovers in the game, which allowed the Patriots to pick up the win. If they do not play better on the offensive end, they will be in danger of watching their division title hopes slip through their fingers on Saturday.
NFL Week 16 Picks and Predictions
The Patriots are favored to win this game by 6.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 38.5.
New England’s defense has been impressive. However, they will face an equally impressive defense which indicates a very close game. With Brady and Allen playing inconsistently in their last couple of games. This game will come down to which of them has more success against the opposing defense. Brady usually plays well at home. The fact that he struggled in their first meeting and hasn’t played well in their last three games, makes Allen and the Bills the pick. Take the under in this game as well. Stay tuned for more NFL playoff betting!