There is incredible power in understanding how teams, players, leagues and markets have reacted to various scenarios. Using Bet Labs massive database of proprietary sports betting information you can easily build and explore data-driven betting systems.
Each week we will provide a betting trend for every NFL game. Some trends will be team specific and others situational. Our database goes back to 2003, the trends include all games in that time frame unless otherwise mentioned.
Buccaneers vs. Falcons (-3)
Tampa Bay will host Atlanta on Thursday Night Football. The Bucs are fresh off an overtime loss to Oakland while the Falcons extended their lead in the AFC South to two games with a win over Green Bay. Tampa has beaten Atlanta in three straight, can they make it four on a short week?
Giants (-2.5) vs. Eagles
The Eagles will travel to MetLife Stadium for a pivotal NFC East matchup against the Giants on Sunday. Both teams are 4-3 and looking up at the 6-1 Dallas Cowboys. New York is off a bye and Philly just blew a double-digit fourth quarter lead. One team will keep pace with the Cowboys; the other is going back to .500.
This game features a Pro System trend that is 162-92 ATS, +63.6 units.
Ravens (-3) vs. Steelers
Is Ben Roethlisberger playing? The Steelers quarterback had surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee which should sideline him for four to six weeks. Even if Big Ben does play it might not matter. The Ravens have had the Steelers number in the last few years. Baltimore needs the win to stay in contention in the AFC North.
Vikings (-6.5) vs. Lions
Another key Week 9 divisional game, the first place Vikings look to get back on track after dropping two straight. Minnesota started the season 5-0 but poor play by the offense as quickly loosened their strangle hold on the NFC North. The Lions can jump back in the playoff picture with a road win.
This game features a Pro System trend that is 226-156 ATS, +60.9 units.
Packers (-7) vs. Colts
Two teams desperately in need of a win square off in Lambeau. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are coming off a tough 33-32 loss to Atlanta while the Colts troubles continued against the Chiefs last week. Green Bay is a big favorite and projected to win.
Raiders (-1) vs. Broncos
The Sunday night showdown between the Broncos and Raiders is for sole possession of first place in the AFC West. This is the first meeting between the teams this season and the game carries major playoff implications.
Seahawks (-7) vs. Bills
Monday Night Football got a little more interesting with the news that Percy Harvin is coming out of retirement. The Bills could use a spark on offense (unlikely) against Seattle’s top ranked defense. Buffalo has dropped two straight, Seattle has tied and lost its last two games, both squads need a win on Monday.