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Betting preview: New England Patriots

With the NFL season finally here, ESPN Chalk's NFL Vegas experts -- Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning -- bring you individual team previews for all 32 squads. They break down each team's strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and Super Bowl 50 odds.

New England Patriots

Super Bowl 50 odds: 8-1 (opened 6-1)

Season win total: 10.5

2014 regular-season record: 12-4 (9-7 ATS)

Odds courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, as of Sept. 7


Dave Tuley

Tuley's take: The Patriots have had an offseason unlike any previous Super Bowl champion because of the Deflategate scandal. But after Tom Brady's four-game suspension was nullified, it's back to business as usual for New England as it begins its title defense.