Sunday’s bundle of Week 13 NFL games are officially in the books, meaning that fans are now turning their attention to an exciting Monday Night Football contest. This week’s game features a collision between a pair of AFC East teams as the division-leading New England Patriots (8-4) face the Buffalo Bills (7-4). Both teams will be looking to prove their divisional supremacy tonight, which should make for some entertaining football action.
There’s a lot to take account of before tonight’s Monday Night Football clash, so continue reading this guide for the betting odds heading into the matchup — with odds courtesy of BetOnline.
Patriots vs Bills General Information and Statistics
Tonight’s game will be held at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, where the Bills currently have a home record of 3-2. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. EST and the contest itself can be viewed on ESPN and other streaming platforms around the world.
The Patriots are currently averaging 28.0 points per game, which is tied for the sixth-best average in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Bills are averaging 29.6 PPG — the second-best average. Defensively, New England is allowing 15.8 PPG (1st) while Buffalo is surrendering 16.5 PPG (2nd).
Monday Night Football: Patriots vs Bills Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, December 6
- New England Patriots (8-4) vs Buffalo Bills (7-4)
- Moneyline: Patriots (+125) vs Bills (-145)
- Spread: Patriots +3.5 (-120) vs Bills -3.5 (+100)
- Total: 41.0 — Over (-110), Under (-110)
- Head-to-Head: The Patriots are 7-3 against the Bills in their last 10 matchups.
A complete list of odds and prop markets is available at BetOnline.ag.
Weather Could Be a Factor in Buffalo
When the Patriots and Bills clash at Highmark Stadium tonight for Monday Night Football, the weather could play a critical role in how the offenses and special teams perform. According to Stadium Forecast, there’s a 100% chance of precipitation for at least half an inch of snow by game time. There’s also the possibility that it could turn into snow and rain later in the night, which would make for less than ideal conditions.
Not only that but it’s supposed to be extremely windy as well. While the forecast is calling for winds ranging between 26 and 31 mph, we’re expected to see wind gusts up to 48ph. That would certainly make life difficult for both quarterbacks and kickers alike. Beyond that, the temperature is supposed to drop to a low of 26°F.
Monday Night Football: Patriots, Bills Experiencing Different Streaks
Both the Patriots and Bills will enter tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup riding different streaks.
For the Patriots, they’ve been extremely hot over the last several weeks. New England is currently on a six-game win streak and that’s thanks to its NFL-best defense. The team has held opponents to 13 or fewer points in four straight games and could have a chance to do that again tonight depending on how the weather unfolds. It’s also the Patriots’ first look at the Bills this season, which should be a test since New England is 3-2 against .500 or better teams this season. Nevertheless, Bill Belichick is a master game planner and should be able to adapt his strategy to whatever Mother Nature throws at him.
On the other hand, the Bills’ have been on a streak of inconsistency for the last little while. After kicking off the year 4-1, Buffalo has gone 3-3 in its last six games and hasn’t won consecutive contests since winning four in a row from Week 2 to 5. If the Bills want to win two in a row tonight, Josh Allen needs to play cleaner football despite the precipitation and snow. The 25-year-old QB has seven interceptions and two tumbles in his last four games, which makes it tough to get a rhythm down. He likely won’t be able to air the ball out tonight, however, he needs to make smarter and safer passes to prevent the game from getting out of hand.
After all, the Patriots have the best defense in the league and can capitalize on any mistake. If Allen and the Bills want to leave Monday Night Football as the top AFC East time, mistake-free football is a must.