Sunday, January 24, 2016
Sports Authority Field
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The New England Patriots take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Sports Authority Field in the AFC Championship game. The opening line for this game has New England as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5.
Tom Brady finished with 302 yards through the air for New England in their 27-20 victory over Kansas City. He completed 28 passes out of 42 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Patriots were led in rushing by Steven Jackson, who finished with 16 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Julian Edelman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 100 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game New England got a total of 21 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 17 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 56 total plays for 340 yards for the game. The Patriots ran for 38 yards on 14 attempts.
Peyton Manning finished with 222 yards through the air for Denver in their 23-16 victory over Pittsburgh. He completed 21 passes out of 37 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by C.J. Anderson, who finished with 72 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Emmanuel Sanders was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Denver got a total of 19 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 12 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 71 total plays for 324 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 109 yards on 33 attempts.
New England is scoring 29 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 25 passes on 39 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 287 yards per game through the air as well. The Patriots are running for an average of 88 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 374 yards per game. The Patriots are averaging 22 first downs per game and they accumulate 52 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties.
New England allows 241 passing yards per game and 20 points per contest on defense. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Patriots allow 99 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for a 4 average per play. New England allows 339 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 61.9 yards per game.
Denver averages 22 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 61% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 248 yards through the air per game thus far. The Broncos run for an average of 107 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 356 yards per game. The Broncos get an average of 20 first downs per game and they average 65.4 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties.
Denver allows an average of 200 passing yards and 19 points per contest. They give up 22 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Broncos allow 84 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 3.2 average per rush. Denver allows 283 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 47.7 yards in each contest.
New England Betting Trends
New England is 10-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
New England has an ATS record of 8-7-2 this season
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 6-10-1 against the over/under so far this season
Denver has an ATS record of 8-8-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/16/15 DT Dominique Easley Thigh IR
12/15/15 RB LeGarrette Blount Hip out for season
11/27/15 WR Aaron Dobson Ankle IR
11/09/15 RB Dion Lewis Knee IR
11/06/15 C Ryan Wendell Knee IR
10/29/15 TE Rufus Johnson Illness IR
10/18/15 CB Tarell Brown Foot IR
10/14/15 T Nate Solder Bicep IR
08/29/15 FB James Develin Tibia IR
12/23/15 S David Bruton Fibula IR
11/03/15 T Ty Sambrailo Shoulder IR
09/04/15 DT Marvin Austin Groin IR
05/29/15 OT Ryan Clady Knee IR
01/18/16 CB Chris Harris Shoulder probable Sunday vs. New England
01/17/16 S Omar Bolden Knee "?" Sunday vs. New England
Josh's Pick: Take New England
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