The New England Patriots are big 8.5-point road favorites over the Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have a 53-6 overall record when 8.5-point, or better, favorites. The Patriots are 25-34 against the spread in these games.
The Patriots have been 8.5-point, or better, favorites on the road just 13 times, with an 11-2 overall record. Those two losses include Black Sunday in the 2007 season and a 29-28 last minute collapse against the Dolphins in week 15 of the 2004 season (the Patriots were up 11 points with 4 minutes left in the game).
The over/under is set at 49.5, which implies a projected 29.0-20.5 Patriots victory.
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots hold a 12-2 record when favored by 8.5 or more and with a spread of 49.5 or more, including four playoff games. Both losses have come to the New York Giants.
Can you predict the final score?