Last week’s NFL schedule didn’t disappoint as the highly touted games delivered tons of drama. Denver took care of business against a game Kansas City team and gave the Chiefs their first loss. New Orleans rallied to beat the 49ers in a very hard fought game. The Patriots and Panthers was one of the best Monday Night Football games I’ve seen in a very long time. Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady headlines the NFL slate this weekend.
BangtheBook has offered a trends to consider article during the baseball season, and now we’ll be having an NFL trends to consider article during the football season as well. This will give bettors a good look at some of the most important trends to consider before placing a bet this week. Let’s look at trends to consider for games this coming weekend.
-The Pittsburgh Steelers are trying to climb back in the playoff picture. The Steelers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record. The Steelers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at Cleveland. The Browns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 against a team with a losing record. Cleveland hasn’t been a favorite in a long time against Pittsburgh, but they are at home this Sunday.
-The New York Jets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Jets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams. Both of these teams badly need a win to stay in the playoff race at all.
-Kansas City will look to get back on track this weekend with a home game against San Diego. The Chargers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Kansas City is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 against a team with a losing record. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two.
-Can Carolina keep their momentum going in a tricky spot this weekend? Miami is 5-5 and in the playoff picture as well. The Panthers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games. The Dolphins are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against the Dolphins.
-Indianapolis at Arizona is a game that has some major playoff implications for both teams. Indianapolis has been hard to figure out with their up and down performances. Arizona has been very good at home. Indianapolis is 21-9-2 ATS in their last 31 games against a team with a winning record. Arizona is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against teams with a winning record.
-Dallas and New York meet in a game with major implications in the race for the NFC East. Does anyone want to win it? The Giants started 0-6, but they’ll be right in the thick of the race if they win this game. Dallas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Giants are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 against the NFC. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these teams.
-Denver and New England is one of the biggest games of the season thus far. The Broncos are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games. The Patriots are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams. Expect plenty of excitement in this one!
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