(267) New England vs. New Orleans (268)
PICK: pinnacle @ -6.5 NE (-100)
DATE: September 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM
STAR RATING: 10.0
EXPERT: Mike Lundin
EVALUATION: Win (1000) - Final Score NE 36 at NO 20
The reigning Super Bowl champions New England Patriots took a 42-27 beating as an 8-point favorite after a second half collapse against the Chiefs on Thursday in Week 1.
I can't stress enough how much I like the Pats to come back and totally destroy the New Orleans Saints here in Week 2. The Patriots are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points and Bill Belichick has had more than a week to get things right from the season opener.
The Saints looked hapless in their 29-19 loss at Minnesota. If you allow Sam Bradford to throw for 346 yards and three touchdowns against you there's no telling how much damage a pissed off Tom Brady will do. The New England QB was 16-of-36 passing for 267 yards and no touchdown passes, and expect the GOAT to show why he's the GOAT as he gets back to his best in this contest.
The Patriots are 5-1 ATS in their last six games in September. The Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in September.
My NFL Game of the Month is a 10* play on New England Patriots.