NFL coaches view the preseason differently. Some want to win in order to establish a winning culture. Others don’t care, seeing the preseason as an extension of practice. So which coaches are the best to bet in the preseason and which should you avoid?
Gary Kubiak is the most profitable coach in our database. The veteran head coach only had one losing preseason in his nine years with the Houston Texans and his winning ways continued in his first season with the Denver Broncos going 3-1 (+1.81 units).
Hopefully you have avoided betting America’s Team during the preseason, at least while Jason Garrett has been at the helm. The ‘Boys have gone 7-14 in Garrett’s five seasons in Dallas losing 7.07 units. There are three other coaches that have been worse than Garrett but they have all been fired. Ominous.
Bettors are keenly aware of each coaches betting history. Denver opened as a 1.5 point underdog in Chicago for the team’s first preseason game. The line is now a pick’em with 96% of the bets on the Broncos to cover. Jason Garrett’s Cowboys are 3.5 point underdogs in Los Angeles. A ridiculous 99% of the money is on the Rams.
When you start to handicap preseason games be sure to consider a coaches betting record.
Here are the best and worst coaches at covering the spread in the preseason.
|Jack Del Rio||18-17||+0.01|
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