NFL Betting: New England Patriots 2020 Season Analysis

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 7, 2020 in

The AFC East will have a very different look this season. Gone are the days of Tom Brady dominating the division, as Brady left the Patriots for sunny Tampa Bay. New England has won an NFL-record 11 straight AFC East division crowns. In order to win their 12th in a row, Bill Belichick will have to rely on former NFL MVP, Cam Newton, to lead the troops. Let’s take a look at some season betting NLF odds for the New England Patriots.

NFL: New England Patriots Season Betting Analysis (Total Wins, Division and Conference Odds)

Season Win Total: Over/Under 9 ½

On paper, the Patriots have the NFL’s toughest 2020 schedule. In 2019, their opponents had a .537 winning percentage. Not only will they have some tough divisional games against the Buffalo Bills, they will also have some very tough regular season contests. They play the AFC West this year, so that will include a trip to Kansas City in Week 4, and a home game with the improved Denver Broncos. Not only do they have to play the AFC West, they also travel to Seattle, Houston, Arizona, and they have a two-week stay in Los Angeles to play both the Chargers and the Rams. Oh, and we haven’t even gotten to their home games with San Francisco and Baltimore. The Patriots could have a very tough time getting to 10 wins this season.

Odds to Win the AFC East: +125

Although the Bills are on the up-and-up, and many experts pick to win the AFC East, the Patriots are still the favorite. Many believe that Cam Newton and Josh McDaniels will make a great combination, and the Patriots offense will be just fine without Brady.

Buffalo will have a great shot at making a playoff run. The Bills have improved on both sides of the ball, and will be looking from consistency from quarterback Josh Allen. Miami finished last season on a 5-game winning streak. A lot will depend on who is under center for the Dolphins. The Jets will more than likely be at the bottom of the division.

Odds to Win the AFC: +850

Las Vegas still believes in the Patriots more than many others do. Even with the signing of Cam Newton to replace Brady, the Patriots still have many holes to fill. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Patriots defense took a huge hit with numerous players opting out of the 2020 season. Two of the biggest names to opt out were defensive captains Patrick Chung and Dont’a Hightower.

The Patriots are hoping that their trio of running backs, along with their plethora of young receivers will be enough for Newton to work with. Julian Edelman should be back to full strength, but we’re still not sure on how effective the tight end position will be. In the past, the Patriots have been most successful when having a dominant tight end.