The Buffalo Bills enter Week 16 as major underdogs ahead of a matchup in New England. Are you confident enough to bet on the Bills?
The Buffalo Bills will once again be playing for pride as the team heads to New England to take on the Patriots.
We all know about the recent history of the Bills playing in New England, which explains the fact the Bills open up as 12.5-point underdogs for the Week 16 matchup. The odds are courtesy of OddShark.
The two teams met up earlier this season in what could have been a special game. Instead, Derek Anderson was forced to start at quarterback and the defense could only do so much in a 25-6 loss to the Patriots.
Things are different this time around as Josh Allen is in at quarterback and the Patriots seem to be in a bit of a rut. But still, this is the Patriots we are talking about so they can turn it around rather quickly.
On paper, this spread makes sense. Before even considering the history between the teams, the Patriots are 9-5 while the Bills are 5-9.
The Patriots are on a two-game losing streak and will look to clinch the AFC East once again with a win over the Bills.
I am curious to hear what Bills fans think about this spread. I tend to go with the underdog in double-digit spreads, and this Bills defense is the real deal. It is just tough to bet against Tom Brady until he consistently shows declining play.
Perhaps his performance in Pittsburgh was evidence of that. A Bills upset in New England would certainly signal some impending changes in the AFC East.
If I were to bet I would take the Bills with the points. Even if it is a blowout, the team can always cover late in garbage time.