It’s officially the playoffs time for the NFL! On Saturday evening, we have an AFC East battle between the New England Patriots & Buffalo Bills! This is their third encounter since December 6, 2021 - here’s what you need to know about the two franchises.
Going into the final game of the regular season, there was still plenty to play for. The Patriots were battling for the AFC East title with the Bills, both in need of an all-important win. However, the Patriots came up short against their other division rivals in the Miami Dolphins, losing 24-33 in their final regular season game. Now, Mac Jones & the Patriots will travel to Buffalo with a tough game on the road to start the playoffs.
Like the Patriots, the Buffalo Bills were looking for a win in their final regular season game of 2021. Fortunately for the franchise, the Bills were comfortable against the New York Jets, winning 27-10 at Bills Stadium. With the win, the Bills secured home advantage in the wildcard round, where they will host their division rivals to start the postseason. Josh Allen has continued to impress, including 2 touchdowns in week 18 against the Jets. Will he impress in the playoffs like he did last year?
Like the majority of US bookmakers, we’re tipping the Buffalo Bills to secure the win against the Patriots! Home advantage is always a benefit to teams at this stage of the season, and we think the Bills will start the playoffs strong. It’s a highly-anticipated encounter, especially with Bill Belichick’s playoff record - his Patriots will try to make it difficult for the home team.
With BetMGM, there are plenty of football betting markets to get involved with! Our free betting tip is: Select the Bills to win by 7-12 points at odds of +360 today!