Week 17 NFL Lines And Odds: Bills Vs. Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots scrambles against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of New England's 27-24 win at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

The Patriots are double-digit favorites as they host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday with a chance to clinch the number one seed in the AFC Playoffs.

The 12-3 New England Patriots will host the 6-9 Buffalo Bills this Sunday with their eyes on the number one seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. At 12-3 the Patriots control their own destiny. If they defeat the Bills Sunday, they finish as the number one seed in the AFC. If they lose, either the Ravens or Steelers can jump ahead of the Pats and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

At 6-9 the Bills have nothing to play for, other than spoiler to their division rivals.

According to Odds Shark the Patriots opened as an 13-point favorite, but the line has dropped as low as 10 or 11 on most sites, probably because of Tom Brady's shoulder injury.

According to Vegas Insider money is coming in equally split on both teams against the spread – 50 percent on the Pats and 50 percent on the Bills.

The Over/Under is 50.5 and 90 percent of the wagers are being placed on the over.

For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team page or our blog Pats Pulpit.

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