New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills Prediction, 11/1/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -3
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (5-2) host the New England Patriots (2-4) at Bills Stadium on Sunday, November 1, 2020. New England opens this game as 3-point dogs. The over/under is set at 46.5.
The New England Patriots come into this game with a record of 2-4 this year. In their last outing they went up against the San Francisco 49ers and were defeated 33-6. Cam Newton went 9/15 with 98 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 3 picks on the day. Damien Harris led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 58 yards via 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Jakobi Meyers was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 15.0 yards per catch during the game. The New England Patriots ran the football 22 times and generated 94 yards giving them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 49 plays which added up to 241 yards. In the game, the Patriots earned 17 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 30 yards. When discussing the defense, New England conceded 20 completions on 25 throws for a total of 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 80.0%. In the running game, the Patriots conceded 197 yards on 37 runs which is an average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 467 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Patriots have racked up 2,113 total yards for the season. Offensively they're averaging 155.0 yards rushing which has them sitting 4th in the NFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, New England has compiled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. When talking about getting in the endzone, the New England Patriots are sitting at 19.2 points per contest. When it comes to passing yards, the Patriots have given up 1,369 yards which ranks them 4th in the NFL. In total, they are surrendering 360.3 yards per game ranking them 17th in the league. The Patriots rank 12th in the NFL regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 23.8 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per running attempt and 132.2 rushing yards per game this year. During their 6 games, they have surrendered 228.2 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.9%. In total, they have conceded 793 yards on the ground through 6 contests.
The Bills head into this matchup 5-2 this season. The last time they took the field they played the New York Jets and won 18-10. Josh Allen led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 61 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Cole Beasley was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 112 yards on 11 receptions. He earned an average of 10.2 yards per reception for the game. Allen went 30/43 with 307 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with no picks. The Buffalo Bills rushed the ball a total of 27 times and added 126 yards which earned them an average of 4.7 yards per carry. For the contest, the Bills earned 26 first downs and they had 11 penalties for 106 yards. Overall, they ran 72 plays for a total of 422 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Buffalo gave up 12 completions on 23 throws for a total of 91 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. On the day, they gave up 190 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Bills gave up 99 yards on 22 attempts which means they had an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Bills have thrown for a total of 1,958 yards through the air along with holding an average of 279.7 throwing yards per game, which ranks 6th out of all NFL teams. The Buffalo Bills are averaging 376.7 yards/game ranking them 13th out of all teams in the league. They average 97.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 679 yards in total. In relation to how much they score, the Bills are 20th in football averaging 24.9 points per outing. When it comes to passing yards, the Bills have allowed 1,628 yards which ranks them 20th in the league. For the season, they have surrendered 359.3 yards/game which has them ranked 15th in the league. The Bills rank 15th in the NFL regarding team defense, giving up 25.4 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per run and 126.7 yards on the ground per game over the course of this season. Over the course of their 7 games, they have conceded 232.6 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.5%. Overall, they have allowed 887 yards on the ground through 7 games.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bills -3
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