NFL Week 8 picks: Latest spread, expert predictions for Patriots vs. Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="NFL Week 8 picks: Latest spread, expert predictions for Patriots-Bills originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston” data-reactid=”16″>NFL Week 8 picks: Latest spread, expert predictions for Patriots-Bills originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The New England Patriots will be battling injuries and bad weather in their crucial Week 8 road game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon.” data-reactid=”17″>The New England Patriots will be battling injuries and bad weather in their crucial Week 8 road game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The forecast calls for heavy winds and steady rain, which could make passing the ball difficult for both teams. Injuries also will be a factor for the Patriots, who ruled out wide receivers Julian Edelman (knee) and N’Keal Harry (concussion) on Friday. Veteran wide receiver Damiere Byrd will be the No. 1 target for Patriots quarterback Cam Newton.” data-reactid=”22″>The forecast calls for heavy winds and steady rain, which could make passing the ball difficult for both teams. Injuries also will be a factor for the Patriots, who ruled out wide receivers Julian Edelman (knee) and N’Keal Harry (concussion) on Friday. Veteran wide receiver Damiere Byrd will be the No. 1 target for Patriots quarterback Cam Newton.

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History is on the Patriots’ side, though — they’ve completely owned this matchup over the last decade. The Pats have won seven consecutive games versus the Bills, and New England hasn’t lost in Buffalo since 2011.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Bills aren't playing particularly well at the moment, either.&nbsp;They struggled to beat the winless New York Jets in Week 7 and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans in the two previous weeks by a combined score of 68-33.” data-reactid=”25″>The Bills aren’t playing particularly well at the moment, either. They struggled to beat the winless New York Jets in Week 7 and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans in the two previous weeks by a combined score of 68-33.

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This weekend’s showdown is a great chance for the Bills to silence their doubters and open a substantial 3.5-game lead over the Patriots for first place in the AFC East. If the Bills are going to earn the division crown for the first time since 1995, these are the types of games they must win.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The latest betting lines for Patriots vs. Bills matchup are below –&nbsp;Provided by our partner PointsBet” data-reactid=”29″>The latest betting lines for Patriots vs. Bills matchup are below — Provided by our partner PointsBet

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Spread: Bills -4 (-110), Patriots +4 (-110)” data-reactid=”30″>Spread: Bills -4 (-110), Patriots +4 (-110)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Moneyline: Bills -221, Patriots +175″ data-reactid=”31″>Moneyline: Bills -221, Patriots +175

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Total: Over 41 points (+100), Under 41 points (-121)” data-reactid=”32″>Total: Over 41 points (+100), Under 41 points (-121)

Here’s a roundup of expert predictions for Patriots vs. Bills in Week 8.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk: Patriots” data-reactid=”34″>Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk: Patriots

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Patriots” data-reactid=”35″>Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Patriots

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: Bills” data-reactid=”36″>Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Bill Bender, Sporting News: Bills” data-reactid=”37″>Bill Bender, Sporting News: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com: Bills” data-reactid=”38″>Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Staff consensus, Bleacher Report: Bills” data-reactid=”39″>Staff consensus, Bleacher Report: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Nate Davis, USA TODAY: Bills” data-reactid=”40″>Nate Davis, USA TODAY: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Jori Epstein, USA TODAY: Bills” data-reactid=”41″>Jori Epstein, USA TODAY: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Greg Cote, Miami Herald: Patriots” data-reactid=”42″>Greg Cote, Miami Herald: Patriots

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times: Bills” data-reactid=”43″>Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Jenny Vrentas, MMQB (Sports Illustrated): Patriots” data-reactid=”44″>Jenny Vrentas, MMQB (Sports Illustrated): Patriots

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Albert Breer, MMQB (Sports Illustrated): Bills” data-reactid=”45″>Albert Breer, MMQB (Sports Illustrated): Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Mina Kimes, ESPN: Bills” data-reactid=”46″>Mina Kimes, ESPN: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Mike Clay, ESPN: Bills” data-reactid=”47″>Mike Clay, ESPN: Bills

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="FiveThirtyEight: Bills 66&nbsp;percent, Patriots 34&nbsp;percent” data-reactid=”48″>FiveThirtyEight: Bills 66 percent, Patriots 34 percent

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