New England Patriots 2017-18 NFL Season Preview Football Odds & Free Predictions
Saturday, August 05, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

Patriots Look to add 9th Consecutive AFC East Crown to Repertoire

New England Patriots 2017-18 NFL Season Preview Football Odds & Free Predictions

The Story:
The defending Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots will look to notch their third title in four years and although it seemed they would regress after that dramatic win over the Falcons last February, they just keep defying logic by getting better and better with genius moves. Yes, QB Tom Brady just turned 40 this year, but as long as he and Coach Bill Belichik keep running the show in Foxboro, the Patriots are again the odds-on favorite (+375) to repeat as Champions.

The Patriots are loaded with talent with Brady leading the way. A decline from his part will eventually arrive but the QB’s strict regimen and will to thrive is undeniable and unlikely at this point. Most of Brady’s munitions will be back for an encore and although they lost some key ingredients in the weaponry, they refurbished their roster with a new battery and then some. They stole RB Mike Gilleslee from rival Buffalo and added WR speedster Brandin Cooks to compliment Julian Edelman and TE Rob Gronkowski. This attack will be scary and with a defense that allowed the fewest points in the league last season relatively intact, a perfect season could be in the cards for the Pats.

New England Patriots Offseason Moves

Notable Additions: CB Stephone Gilmore, ILB David Harris, RB Mike Gillislee, TE Dwayne Allen, WR Brandin Cooks, WR Andrew Hawkins.
Notable Departures: CB Logan Ryan, DE Chris Long, OT Sebastian Vollmer, RB LeGarette Blount, TE Martellus Bennett, WR Michael Floyd.
1st and 2nd round Draft Picks: none.

2017-18 NFL Odds on New England Patriots

Odds According to Bovada as of August 2017

New England Patriots 2017-18 Schedules

PRESEASON
W. Date Match Game site Time TV
P1 10-Aug Jacksonville Jaguars Gillette Stadium 7:30 p.m.  
P2 19-Aug N@ Houston Texans NRG Stadium 8:00 p.m.  
P3 25-Aug N@ Detroit Lions Ford Field 7:00 p.m.  
P4 31-Aug New York Giants Gillette Stadium 7:30 p.m.  
REGULAR SEASON
W. Date Match Game site Time TV
1 07-Sep Kansas City Chiefs Gillette Stadium 8:30 p.m. NBC
2 17-Sep N@ New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1:00 p.m. CBS
3 24-Sep Houston Texans Gillette Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS
4 01-Oct Carolina Panthers Gillette Stadium 1:00 p.m. FOX
5 05-Oct N@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium 8:25 p.m. CBS
6 15-Oct N@ New York Jets MetLife Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS
7 22-Oct Atlanta Falcons Gillette Stadium 8:30 p.m. NBC
8 29-Oct Los Angeles Chargers Gillette Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS
9 Bye        
10 12-Nov N@ Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field at Mile High 8:30 p.m. NBC
11 19-Nov N@ Oakland Raiders Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) 4:25 p.m. CBS
12 26-Nov Miami Dolphins Gillette Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS
13 03-Dec N@ Buffalo Bills New Era Field 1:00 p.m. CBS
14 11-Dec N@ Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium 8:30 p.m. ESPN
15 17-Dec N@ Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field 4:25 p.m. CBS
16 24-Dec Buffalo Bills Gillette Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS
17 31-Dec New York Jets Gillette Stadium 1:00 p.m. CBS

All Time Eastern

The Bottom Line:
It would be shocking to see the Patriots losing more than two games this season, they are that good. It will be a cakewalk for the Champions in the AFC East as they sweep all their division rivals and although a perfect regular is realistic, they will somehow have a hiccup on their way to yet another postseason.

New England Patriots Last year’s record: 14-2

Aengus NFL Prediction on New England Patriots (15-1): Over 12½ (-130) at Bovada

Bet on the New England Patriots 2017-18 Season at Bovada Sportsbook.


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brandin cooks - julian edelman - mike gilleslee - rob gronkowski - tom brady

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