New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
New Era Field
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The Buffalo Bills host the New England Patriots at New Era Field on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has New England as 8.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49. The Bills have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 6-4-1 against the spread. The Patriots have an ATS record of 7-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-5-0.
Valuable New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 7-4-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 6-4-1 against the spread
Key New England Patriots Injuries
11/27/17 TE Martellus Bennett Hamstring IR
11/27/17 DB Nate Ebner Knee IR
11/27/17 OL LaAdrian Waddle Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/26/17 LB Trevor Reilly Head left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/26/17 C David Andrews Illness is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/26/17 DL Trey Flowers Ribs left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/26/17 DB Eric Rowe Groin is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/26/17 LB Kyle Van Noy Leg left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/26/17 OL Marcus Cannon Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/31/17 WR Chris Hogan Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/26/17 LB Dont'a Hightower Pectoral IR
09/22/17 DT Vincent Valentine Knee IR
09/06/17 WR Malcolm Mitchell Knee IR
09/05/17 WR Julian Edelman ACL IR
09/04/17 LB Shea McClellin Undisclosed IR
09/01/17 CB Cyrus Jones ACL IR
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
11/26/17 T Cordy Glenn Foot is "?" Sunday vs. New England
11/26/17 G John Miller Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. New England
11/26/17 FB Mike Tolbert Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. New England
11/26/17 WR Kelvin Benjamin Knee is out indefinitely
11/03/17 RB Taiwan Jones Arm IR
10/15/17 S Colt Anderson Arm IR
09/07/17 QB T.J. Yates Concussion IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots have run for 1,256 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the NFL. They've run 308 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 69 times for 628 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the league in penalties. They are 3rd in the NFL in points scored with 325. They have run 743 plays this season for 4,523 yards, which ranks them 1st in the league in total offense. The Patriots average 6.1 yards per play, which is 2nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 275 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion. He has completed 279 passes on 408 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.4%. His quarterback rating is 111.7. He has thrown for 3,374 yards this season.
The Patriots rush defense has allowed 260 attempts for 1,266 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in the league against the run. New England has committed 81 penalties for 669 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.6% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the league. They are 11th in the league in points allowed on defense with 220. They have surrendered a total of 4,240 yards on D, which is 30th in the NFL. The Patriots are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has given up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 24th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 265 passes on 414 attempts against the New England Patriots defense this season, placing them 31st and 30th in the National Football League. The New England pass defense has also given up a total of 2,974 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots have attempted 29 field goals this season and made 26, which is 2nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89.7%. New England Patriots kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,598 yards on 37 punts, averaging 43.2 yards per punt. That places them 29th in the NFL in punting average. New England is ranked 27th in the league in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 161 punt return yards and average 8.9 yards per return, which is 11th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 40 yards. They have returned 16 kicks for 432 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 27 yards per kick return and have a long of 103 yards this year. They are 2nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,260.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills are 22nd in the National Football League in points scored with 224. They have run 687 plays this year for 3,289 yards, which ranks them 26th in the NFL in total offense. The Bills average 4.8 yards per play, which is 26th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 187 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 1,281 yards as a unit, which ranks 12th in the league. They've run 324 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 80 times for 672 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the NFL in penalties. Tyrod Taylor has passed for 2,025 yards this year. He's completed 197 throws while attempting 308 passes for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this season is 91.7. He averages 10.3 yards per completion and 6.6 yards per pass attempt.
Buffalo is 17th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 260. They have given up a total of 3,904 yards on D, which is 25th in the league. The Bills are 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 259 throws on 400 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, ranking them 30th and 28th in the league. The Bills pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,650 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 304 attempts for 1,254 yards this season, putting them in 21st place in the NFL against the run. The Buffalo Bills have had 63 penalties for 572 yards on defense this year. That places them 5th in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.5% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is 18th in the NFL in punt returns with 21. They've totaled 197 punt return yards and are averaging 9.4 yards per return, which is 7th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 40 yards. They have returned 19 kicks for 411 yards on special teams, placing them 22nd in kick return yardage. The Bills average 21.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this season. They are 29th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,059. The Buffalo Bills have tried 24 field goals this season and made 21, which is 11th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 87.5%. Buffalo kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,568 yards on 57 punts, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Patriots -8.5
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