NFL Week 1 is here! Get caught up to speed at the last minute with all the trends to watch for during Sunday's action. All content courtesy of OddsShark.com.
In case you've missed the past six weeks of NFL action... Here, sleepy head is your NFL Odds Two-Minute Drill to bring you quickly up to speed on things.
Home Underdogs – There are only 4 of them (Dolphins +8, Rams +4.5, Bears +2.5 and Redskins +3) and many handicappers love to bet them early in the season. The line has moved in favour of all four in the past day, meaning more people are betting on these home underdogs. Who has the best Rams dog line? Which shop has the Eagles at a tempting -3.5? [ NFL Week 1 odds at SB Nation’s lines partner Odds Shark ]
Biggest Week Favorites – While you were sleeping, the NFL QB Iron Man Peyton Manning underwent neck surgery and his Colts are 9-point underdogs at Houston. Yes, the same But Houston that has won two of 18 career starts against the Colts. Arian Foster has a sore hamstring but says he will play.
Player Prop Odds – So you’re a fantasy football expert looking to supplement your action and competitive nature by betting on a few player props. Did you know Jamaal Charles is the 3/1 fave to have the most rushing yards this week? They don’t include Tom Brady, but guess who has the best odds among QBs for most passing yards in Week 1?
Best Trends of the Week – The Rams are 1-8-1 ATS past 10 against Philly and are also 1-8-1 ATS in their past 10 Week 1 games. Does that mean much starting off a fresh season? Not really, but it’s the most one-sided series of NFL trends to consider. ALSO, All kinds of trends point to an UNDER in the Bears home game vs Atlanta. Read more and decide for yourself. This comes after you slept through our advice to bet way OVER the total in the Packers Saints game, which came true in a 42-34 shootout.
Hardest-hitting Game of the Week – Pittsburgh at Baltimore to start the day off has potential to be a 6-3 final. But Joe Flacco’s Ravens are improved on offense and Pitt can go deep. We are looking at the OVER bet here at 36.5.
Check out some Week 1 NFL trends:
10-2 ATS past 12 season openers
9-3 ATS past 12 games as a favourite
1-7 SU past 8 September road games
UNDER is 11-2 past 13 Sept road games
6-2 ATS past 8 Week 1 games at home
1-5-1 ATS past 7 vs Steelers
Won 8 in a row SU at home in September
6-1 ATS past 7 season openers
UNDER is 10-2-1 past 13 Week 1 games
5-1 ATS past 6 seasons openers on the road
UNDER is 15-4 past 19 games as underdog
Played 6 straight Week 1 UNDERs
1-11 ATS past 12 games as underdog
1-9-1 ATS past 11 season opening games
UNDER is 8-2-1 past 11 Week 1 games
7-3 ATS past 10 season openers
UNDER is 6-2 past 8 Week 1 matches
7-1 ATS past 8 vs Tampa Bay
Played past 5 vs Saints WAAAAY over the total
OVER is 10-2 past 12 meetings vs Colts
10-3-1 ATS past 14 September road games
5-1-1 ATS past 7 season openers on the road
2-7 ATS past 9 vs Bills
UNDER is 8-1 past 9 vs Bills
0-7 ATS past 7 September home games
1-5-1 ATS past 7 Week 1 games
OVER is 7-1 past 8 Week 1 games when on road
5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS past 5 trips to Washington
Lost 8 in a row SU vs NFC East teams dating to 2003
8-2 ATS past 10 games vs Broncos
8-1-1 ATS past 10 games vs Rams
1-7 ATS past 8 September road games
1-8-1 ATS past 10 season openers
11-3 ATS past 14 September games
9-3 ATS past 12 September road games
6-2 ATS past 8 season openers
UNDER is 5-1 past 6 season openers