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Each week we will provide a betting trend for the top NFL games. 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.
Patriots (-8) vs. Chiefs
The defending champions will kick off the 2017 NFL season. New England is favored to repeat and begin the year as big favorites in Foxborough against Kansas City. The Chiefs have the potential to upset New England with a good coach, a veteran quarterback and a solid defense but this trend for Thursday Night Football points to the Pats.
Bears vs. Falcons (-7)
After an epic Super Bowl collapse the Falcons would like nothing more than to begin the season with a win. Atlanta is expected to start 1-0 with what should be an easy matchup against one of the worst teams in the NFL but betting big road favorites early in the season is no lock.
49ers vs. Panthers (-5.5)
One of the most profitable betting strategies is fading the public. Whatever side casual bettors are one, take the opposite. In the NFL, the best time to do this is when less than 25% of spread bets are on an underdog.
Packers (-3) vs. Seahawks
The Packers and Seahawks renew their rivalry in Week 1. Green Bay is favored at home and a majority of spread bets are on the Cheeseheads. This is a great spot to bet on Russell Wilson who has been the most profitable quarterback against-the-spread when getting less than 50% of bets since coming into the NFL in 2012.
Cowboys (-3.5) vs. Giants
The season opener for Sunday Night Football features a matchup of NFC East rivals. Dallas is a home favorite against New York but more than 70% of spread bets are on the Giants. Which side should you bet?
Cowboys vs. Giants
Since 2009, this Pro System is 62.9% ATS, +20.0 units