That means oddsmakers are taking bets on whether the two teams will combine to score more than or fewer than 52.5 points.
Our official score prediction for the game is a 30-27 win for the Patriots, with a combined total of 57 points. So if we were putting money behind our prediction, we’d bet the over.
As for game picks, analysts are rolling with the home team.
John Breech (CBS Sports)
Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News)
Bill Bender (Sporting News)
Jarrett Bailey (Pro Football Network)
Oliver Hodginkson (Pro Football Network)
Thursday’s game will begin at 5:20 p.m. and will be televised on FOX.