The New England Patriots host the Chicago Bears early Sunday, and Tom Brady and Co. are listed as 7-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Patriots are 3-4 against the spread this season and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games. The total is set at 50.5 points and has gone over in seven of their last eight home games. The OddsShark Computer predicts a 31-20 victory for New England, easily covering the spread, and just hitting the over.
The Patriots will be without defensive end Chandler Jones, who is out for a month with a hip injury. The Bears’ most notable injury is to cornerback Kyle Fuller, who sat out Wednesday’s practice and was limited Thursday. Fuller broke his hand and suffered a hip injury in Week 7, and is likely a game-time decision Sunday.
The Cleveland Browns opened as touchdown favorites against the Oakland Raiders for Sunday, and the line has climbed to 7.5 points at some sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Cleveland is 6-0-1 ATS in its last seven games against Oakland, and the computer predicts another win with a 21-10 final score.
The biggest road favorites for Sunday are the Seattle Seahawks over the Carolina Panthers and the Miami Dolphins over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Seattle opened as a 3-point favorite and has climbed to as much as a 6-point favorite. The computer predicts an easy 32-19 Seahawks win. Miami opened as a 4-point favorite, and the line has climbed as high as a touchdown. The computer predicts a 20-10 Miami win.
The closest spreads Sunday belong to Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints. Both are 1.5-point spreads, with the Colts favored on the road and the Saints favored at home. The Colts are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as road favorites, and the computer predicts a 33-27 Indy win. The Saints are 11-3-1 ATS the last two seasons as a home favorite, but the computer predicts a 30-26 Packers upset.
Games with lower point totals include Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (40), Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings (42) and Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (42.5), and the OddsShark Computer has all three hitting the under. The total has gone over in four of the last five games between the Bills and Jets, but the computer predicts a 21-15 Bills win. The total has gone over in seven of the last 10 games between the Bucs and Vikings, but the computer has a 19-12 Vikings win. Finally, Tennessee and Houston have gone over in five of their last seven meetings, but the computer predicts a 17-16 Titans win.
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