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Each week we will provide a betting trend for every NFL team. 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.
Can anyone say Super Bowl Hangover? The previous season’s runner-up has gone 2-11 ATS in Week 1.
Jacksonville vs. Green Bay (-4.5)
As a home dog of 3 or more points, the Jags are 14-26 ATS.
The Ravens have failed to cover in eight straight games as home favorites.
Houston (-6) vs. Chicago
Brock Osweiler is 1-4 ATS as a favorite in his young career.
The Browns have the worst against-the-spread record (3-10) in our database for Week 1.
Atlanta (-3) vs. Tampa Bay
The Falcons have lost seven straight against-the-spread as favorites of 3 or more points.
Tennessee vs. Minnesota (-2)
Marcus Mariota has a bright future but he hasn’t been kind to bettors. Tennessee is 3-8 ATS when he starts.
New York Jets vs. Cincinnati (-2.5)
Since 2003, the Jets are 4-2 straight-up and against-the-spread vs. the Bengals.
New Orleans (-1) vs. Oakland
Derek Carr and the Raiders are 9-4 against-the-spread as road dogs.
Kansas City (-7) vs. San Diego
With the Chiefs, Alex Smith as a home favorite is 7-12 ATS.
Seattle (-10.5) vs. Miami
Double-digit underdogs in Week 1 have lost 10 straight but are 5-5 against-the-spread.
As an underdog, Matthew Stafford is 16-23 against-the-spread (-7.68 units).
Dallas (pick’em) vs. New York Giants
Eli Manning as a road favorite is 19-13 against-the-spread.
The Patriots have won the AFC Championship as many times as they have been underdogs of 5 or more points. New England is 4-1 ATS in those games.
Washington vs. Pittsburgh (-3)
Kirk Cousins has won five straight games as a home dog and is 6-2 ATS in his career.
San Francisco vs. Los Angeles (-2.5)
The Rams have only been road favorites three times in the last five years and are 1-2 ATS in those games.