New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills - 12/21/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM (Gillette Stadium)
The Buffalo Bills travel to Foxboro, MA on Saturday for a game against the New England Patriots in a battle between the top two teams in the AFC East. In their last game, the Bills were victorious against the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning by the score of 17-10. Bills quarterback Josh Allen completed 13 of 25 passes for 139 yards and 1 touchdown against 1 interception. Devin Singletary led the way for Buffalo on the ground as he rushed 21 times for 87 yards on the day. Wide receiver John Brown was the leading receiver for the Bills as he caught 7 passes for 99 yards. The Bills gained a total of 261 yards in the game while allowing 229 total yards.
With the win, Buffalo improved to 10-4 on the season, which places them in 2nd place in the AFC East. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen has now thrown for 2,876 yards and 18 touchdowns against 9 interceptions. Devin Singletary has been the leader in rushing for the Bills as he has carried the ball 136 times for 729 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season. John Brown has been the leader of the Buffalo receivers as he has caught 71 passes for 1,007 yards and 5 touchdowns on the year. Buffalo enters Saturday’s game with 3 players this on their injury report as Taron Johnson is listed as questionable while Corey Liuget and Ty Nsekhe are listed as out.
The New England Patriots welcome the Buffalo Bills to town after winning their last game 34-13 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tom Brady completed 15 of 29 passes for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns. Running back Sony Michel had 19 carries for 89 yards and was the Patriot’s leading rusher. James White led New England in receiving as he caught 3 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. New England gained a total of 291 yards on offense while allowing 315 total yards.
With the win, the Patriots are now 11-3 this season which places them in 1st place in the AFC East. Tom Brady has thrown for 3,565 yards and 21 touchdowns against 7 interceptions. New England’s lead rusher is Sony Michel has rushed 208 times for 742 yards and 6 touchdowns on the year. Julian Edelman has been New England’s lead receiver as he has caught 92 passes for 1,019 yards and 6 touchdowns on the season. New England enters Sunday’s game with 5 players listed on their injury report Jonathan Jones, Shaq Mason and Julian Edelman are listed as questionable while Byron Cowart and Jason McCourty are listed as out.
The Buffalo Bills have scored an average of 20.8 points per game this season while allowing 15.9 points per game. The Bills have gained an average of 351.4 yards per game while allowing 312.2 yards per game. The New England Patriots have scored 26.6 points per game this season while allowing 12.9 points per game on the year. The Patriots have gained an average of 363.3 yards per game while allowing 288.5 yards per game. In their last 5 games, Buffalo is 4-1 while New England is 3-2. In the two teams first meeting of the season, the Patriots won in Buffalo by the score of 16-10. I am going with the Patriots to win this one as their defense has been dominant all season and they are also 19-1 in their last 20 games at home. I will also be looking for the Patriots to cover the spread in this one as New England is 12-6 against the spread in their last 18 games. New England wins 24-17 and covers the spread.