The New England Patriots are officially postseason bound.
The Patriots clinched a spot in the playoffs with their 50-10 beatdown of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The win bumped Bill Belichick’s squad to 10-6 on the season as they sit in the No. 5 seed in the AFC.
Mac Jones got back on track, finishing 22 of 30 for 227 yards and three touchdowns. Jakobi Meyers had eight catches for 73 yards and a touchdown, while Kristian Wilkerson, freshly promoted from the practice squad, grabbed four catches for 42 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL contest.
In the ground game, Damien Harris rushed for 35 yards and two touchdowns early before the Patriots handing duties off to Rhamondre Stevenson, who tallied 107 yards and two scores of his own. Defensively, the Pats picked off Trevor Lawrence three times, including another interception for J.C. Jackson.
New England wraps up the regular season the same way it started -- with a matchup against the Miami Dolphins. After ripping off seven consecutive wins, the Dolphins fell to the Tennessee Titans 34-3 in Week 17, eliminating them from the playoffs.
While the Patriots already have a playoff spot, their seeding is on the line in Week 18 and there is still a chance for the Pats to get the AFC East. However, they need a win and the Buffalo Bills to lose to the New York Jets in order to grab the division title.
Here is the betting info for Sunday’s game:
Patriots vs. Dolphins Moneyline, Spread and Total
Line: Patriots -6
Patriots team total O/U: 22.5
Dolphins team total O/U: 16.5
Moneyline: Patriots -301 | Dolphins +240
The Patriots and Dolphins meet for the second time this season, as always is tradition with division opponents. The two faced in Week 1, with the Dolphins securing a 17-16 win in Foxboro.
Recently, New England has not fared well playing in Miami, even during the Tom Brady era. The Patriots are 2-6 playing down south against the Dolphins in the last eight seasons.
Here are the full odds for the Patriots-Dolphins game.
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Patriots Prop to Watch for Week 18
Mac Jones passing yards O/U: 210.5
Patriots ATS Record and Game Results
The Patriots have been one of the better teams when it comes to covering, moving to 10-6 against the spread after covering as 16.5-favorites against the Jaguars.
Here are some takeaways heading into Week 18:
- Patriots-Jaguars takeaways: Pats secure playoff berth with 50-10 win
- Mac Jones sets Patriots franchise record amid big half vs. Jags
- Bill Belichick becomes second NFL coach ever to achieve this historic feat
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Patriots Future Bets Before Week 18
The AFC East is Buffalo’s to lose heading into the last week, but the Patriots have punched their ticket to the playoffs.
Patriots to win the AFC East +1000
Patriots to win the AFC +700 (fourth in the AFC)
Patriots to win the Super Bowl +1800 (tenth in the NFL)
Here are some of the odds for various Patriots players to win season-long awards:
Mac Jones to win Offensive Rookie of the Year +190 (second behind Ja’Marr Chase)
Bill Belichick to win Coach of the Year +3000 (fourth in the NFL)
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