Angelo Montilla | Sat 13/01/2018 - 06:10 EST

NFL Playoff Odds: Patriots Begin Quest for Sixth Super Bowl Title

New England Patriots (-1000) vs. Tennessee Titans (+600)

The defending Super Bowl champions will try to put media distractions behind them on Saturday night when the New England Patriots face the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Playoffs at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. As expected, the Patriots head into the home match as overwhelming -1000 favorites against the Titans. Tom Brady silenced the doubters who believed the five-time Super Bowl champion was finished after guiding the Pats to a remarkable comeback victory in last year’s final. Now, the 40-year-old pivot is in search of a sixth ring as New England quarterback. The Titans are without a doubt in for the greatest challenge of the season as they head to Foxborough as +600 underdogs.

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Let’s break down the odds and betting lines for Saturday night’s AFC Divisional Playoff between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans. Odds are courtesy of Bovada.lv.

Point Spread

Despite facing point spreads that would be daunting for any other team in the NFL, the Patriots were able to post a remarkable 11-5 record against the spread this season. In the last 10 games, New England has posted a 9-1 record ATS and they are 5-1 ATS in the last six games when playing the Titans. But can the Patriots cover the -14 line Bovada oddsmakers have attached to them? The Titans are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games heading into Saturday’s road match against the Patriots. However, Tennessee has posted a dreadful 1-5 ATS record in its last six games when playing New England. Yes, 14 points is a lot, but is it really when you’re talking about Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Total Points

The Patriots were the highest scoring team in the AFC, but they also gave up the fewest points in the conference. That doesn’t bode well for the Titans heading into Saturday’s playoff tilt. Bovada has set the projected total points at 48 and while that may see like a lofty amount, the Patriots could very well put up that amount on their own. The Titans have the 13th-best defense in the NFL, but will it be enough to stop the league’s most potent offense? Either way, take the over as this will be a high-scoring affair.

Margin of Victory

If you’re expecting a close game, think again. The well-rested Patriots are going to come flying out of the gates from the opening kickoff. The question is, how many points will the Patriots win by? Bovada has a series of enticing Margin of Victory odds to choose from. One certainly to consider wagering on is taking New England by a margin of 7 to 12 points, which is paying out at +375. But it could be an even bigger blowout so consider taking New England +325. Don’t even look at the Titans’ margin of victory outcomes. Save your money.

Quarterback Props — Total Passing Yards

From the opening whistle, it will be the Tom Brady show on Saturday. Expect the future hall of fame quarterback to dissect the Titans defense throughout the entire contest. Bovada has set a projected total passing yards total of 285½ for Brady, who led the NFL in that category during the 2017 season. Seven times this season Brady has exceeded the mark set for Saturday’s game. Expect Brady to silence his doubters once again — take the over.

Pick: New England Patriots (-1000, -14½)

Category : Sports Betting News

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