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NFL Betting Preview: Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots

December 24, 2023


The New England Patriots will travel to Denver, Colorado to face the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High with the game scheduled to start at 8:15 PM ET Sunday night and will air on the NFL Network in week 16 of the NFL season.

 

This season has been the worst season the New England Patriots have had with Bill Belichick as head coach as they enter this game with the 2nd worst record in the NFL at 3-11 following a 17-27 loss at home against the Kansas City Chiefs in week 15 of the NFL season. Mac Jones is unlikely to remain the starter next season as the Patriots will have an early pick in the 1st round and Jones has had his worst season in the NFL this year as he enters this game having completed 224 of 345 attempts for 2,120 yards with 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. 

 

The Patriots have also been the lowest-scoring team in the NFL as they enter this game averaging 13.29 points per game. However, they have an above-average scoring defense as they enter this game allowing an average of 21.36 points per game. The New England Patriots will look to bounce back following the loss against the Kansas City Chiefs when they travel to face the Denver Broncos.

 

The Denver Broncos have lost two of their last three games including a blowout loss on the road against the Detroit Lions in week 15 by a score of 17-42. Denver has been a below-average scoring team this season as they enter this game averaging 21.71 points per game while their defense has been the 3rd worst scoring defense in the league as they are allowing an average of 25.07 points per game. The Broncos were in a good position to make the playoffs before losing two of their last three games and are now a game behind multiple teams for a spot in the AFC Playoffs. The Denver Broncos will look to avoid losing their 3rd game in the last four weeks when they host the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

 

BookMaker has the Denver Broncos listed as 6.5-point favorites at home against the New England Patriots on Sunday night in week 16 of the NFL season. New England has won six of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The New England Patriots are 3-10-1 ATS overall, 2-4 ATS on the road, and 2-7-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Denver Broncos are 5-8-1 ATS overall, 3-4 ATS at home, and 2-4-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

 

The New England Patriots have been one of the worst teams in the NFL this season and have also been the worst team in the league at covering the spread as they are 3-10-1 ATS overall and are 2-4 ATS on the road. I look for the Broncos to bounce back in this matchup which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Denver Broncos when they host the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Denver Broncos -6