What to Know: The Patriots have been the NFL’s most consistent team since the turn of the century. Last year was their ninth trip to the Super Bowl in that span and their sixth win. They have been to the Conference Championship Game eight straight years, which is amazing. They have made the playoffs 10 straight years and 15 of the last 16. And they have won 10 games, or more, an incredible 16 straight years.
Best Players: Quarterback Tom Brady refuses to get old. He will turn 42 on August 3 and is still one of, if not the best quarterbacks in the game. Brady’s supporting cast is always changing and he tends to make those players better. Julian Edelman has become his top wide receiver, with Chris Hogan as his No. 2. Sony Michel is the best among a good group of running backs.
How to Bet: I have one rule of betting. Never bet against the Patriots as long as Brady is the quarterback and Bill Belichick is the head coach. With that said, be careful. That doesn’t mean you bet on them every week, because the lines could be high. Pick your spots. But NEVER bet against them.