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All of AccuScore’s Week 5 NFL Picks
The New England Patriots might be on the road to kick off Week 5, but they're still getting about six of every ten tickets in books across Vegas. The Patriots are 2-2 straight up (SU), but have only covered just once this season. The Bucs are 2-1 SU and 1-2 against the spread (ATS).
Vegas Odds: Patriots vs Tampa Bay
The line opened up for the Pats at -4, but quickly creeped up to 5.5 or 6.0 depending on when and where you're getting it. Westgate has it at -5.5, but MGM has up at -6.
New England and Tampa Bay have given up a combined 851.1 total yards of offense per game.
The biggest total in Thursday Night Football history is 56.5. The total is at 55.5 at the time of publication.
The last 5 games -- league-wide -- that closed with a total of 54 or higher all went OVER. The total was at 55.5 at the time of publication. [Goes against AccuScore sim data.]
The Patriots are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games. [Supports AccuScore sim data.]
New England is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road. [Supports AccuScore sim data.]
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games. [Supports AccuScore sim data.]
Tampa Bay is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home. [Supports AccuScore sim data.]
What to Watch For
The rushing attack for New England has had some issues this season -- averaging just 3.6 yards per carry this season. RB Mike Gillislee has four TDs, but is still averaging just 3.4 yards per carry.
Gillislee is projected to finish with 47 yards on 7 carries. He averages 0.4 TDs per sim.
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