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Patriots Most Popular Play Among Entrants in Week 8 of SuperContest

With no undefeated teams left in the NFL and Tom Brady back in the saddle for the New England Patriots (6-1), many entrants in Week 8 of the SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook really like them to avenge their lone loss Sunday as 6.5-point road favorites against the Buffalo Bills (4-3). In fact, the Patriots are the top consensus pick, selected by 742 of the record 1,854 contestants this week (40 percent).

The trends favoring New England in this spot are overwhelming according to the OddsShark NFL Database, with the team going 11-1 straight up and 9-2-1 against the spread in the past 12 road meetings at Buffalo. The Patriots are also a remarkable 9-0 SU and 7-1-1 ATS when losing the previous game in a matchup, which was the case when they were blanked 16-0 at home in Week 4. The big difference in the first meeting obviously was at the quarterback position, with third-string rookie Jacoby Brissett getting the nod due to Brady’s suspension and a shoulder injury to Jimmy Garoppolo.

Team OddsShark is an agreement with the Pats as the top pick, with 10 of the 24 members (42 percent) also choosing them among their top five NFL picks in the SuperContest for Week 8. However, four members are also backing the Bills in this spot as road dogs, as they are 6-0 SU in their last six games after losing as favorites. Buffalo suffered a 28-25 road loss to the Miami Dolphins last week as 2.5-point chalk.

New England was followed closely by the Atlanta Falcons (4-3), who are the second-most popular play for Team OddsShark as 3-point home favorites versus the Green Bay Packers (4-2). Atlanta is the fourth-most selected team in Week 8 for all contestants in the SuperContest, picked 463 times (25 percent) overall, including nine team members (38 percent)

But the Philadelphia Eagles (4-2) are a bit of a surprise as the third-most popular play by the team, taken by eight members (33 percent) as 4.5-point underdogs visiting the Dallas Cowboys (5-1) on Sunday Night Football. Five members have the Cowboys as well despite the fact that the road team has won the past six meetings. You can view all Week 8 SuperContest picks from Team OddsShark by clicking here.