Denver Broncos (1-Three) @ New England Patriots (2-2)
Moneyline: Broncos +340 (WilliamHill), Patriots -400 (PointsBet)
Unfold: Broncos +Eight, -115 (PointsBet), Patriots -Eight, -105 (PointsBet)
The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos will attempt to play soccer once more this week after having final week’s recreation postponed as a consequence of COVID-19. The Broncos go to Gillette Stadium in a contest that has already been rescheduled twice. They enter as eight-point underdogs with the entire at 45.
The Patriots canceled apply Friday and have positioned three gamers on the Reserve/COVID-19 Record, so it’s attainable this recreation will get postponed once more. As of Saturday night although, it’s anticipated to occur, regardless of the Patriots solely with the ability to apply twice within the final two weeks.
They’ll get Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore again, although, as each have been activated from the COVID-19 listing. New England will welcome each, particularly Cam, as that they had a glimpse of what life can be like with out him the final time they performed, and that glimpse was not good.
The Patriots hung round with the Chiefs in Week four as they solely allowed 19 factors, so it’s a must to give them the sting towards a depleted Denver workforce that ranks 28th in factors per recreation (20.5).
The Broncos will get Drew Lock again after lacking two video games as a consequence of a shoulder harm, however they’ll be with out Melvin Gordon (sickness), Noah Fant (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring). It’s an enormous blow to a workforce that has already misplaced Courtland Sutton and Von Miller for the season. Cornerback A.J. Bouye returned to apply however is uncertain to swimsuit up.
Finally, the return of Newton and prime nook Gilmore, to go together with the emergence of Damien Harris in Week four (100 dashing yards on 17 carries), would be the distinction on this contest.
Prediction: Patriots 24-10
Phillip Lindsay OVER 13.5 Receiving Yards, -115 (BetMGM) and OVER 47.5 Speeding Yards, -110 (FanDuel)
Lindsay returns to the lineup after lacking three video games as a consequence of a toe harm and the timing couldn’t be higher with Gordon sidelined. Lindsay racked up 1,000 yards on the bottom in every of his first two seasons and he’s been a giant participant within the passing recreation since getting into the league. Lindsay has 71 catches in 32 NFL video games, and he ought to get a couple of appears with Gordon, Sutton and Hamler sidelined. I anticipate him to get the majority of the carries as properly so take into account the over on his dashing prop.