NFL betting trends: Week 12 underdogs that will cover


Week 12 sees a disappointing trend against the Broncos and an OVERwhelming totals trend on the Patriots. What else is on the NFL betting trend list for this week?

Bettors continue to give thanks for the New England Patriots and their ability to cover huge point spreads and always play OVER the total.

So it's appropriate on Thanksgiving that the Patriots are 7-point road favorites and are favored to go OVER the total for the ninth week in a row.

Thanksgiving Thursday means a short week for six NFL teams, a key indicator for NFL bettors, especially when teams are nursing injuries. In two of the three games, the road team is favored, led by aforementioned New England.

Houston visits Detroit, looking to build upon their money-making 8-2 ATS run in 10 recent road games. The Texans were 3-point favorites at most shops tracked by, the odds provider to SBNation.

Washington is in Dallas, a place where they have covered five straight point spreads. They are small 3-point underdogs, but a real threat to emerge with a win. Overall, the Skins are 9-2 ATS in their past 11 clashes with the Cowboys.

Washington also owns some positive trends with the division, while the Cowboys struggle terribly against NFC East foes.

The Patriots are 9-2 ATS in 11 seasons while visiting the Jets.

Tennessee, Minnesota, NY Giants and Seattle all come off the final bye week of the season. Of them, Seattle has struggled the most at 2-10-1 ATS the past 13 seasons. They have also been a reliable OVER bet, according to the NFL trends at Odds Shark.

Denver faces an ugly 0-10 ATS trend in Kansas City and Cleveland hopes to put a dent in its 1-16 SU record in 17 games vs the Steelers Sunday.

Check out a few Week 12 NFL betting trends on every game below (and more trends, live odds and matchup reports at

Thu - Houston at Detroit (+3) (12:30pm ET)

Texans 8-2 SU & ATS past 10 road games
Lions 2-6-1 ATS past 9 games as underdog

Thu - Washington at Dallas (-3) (4:15pm ET)

Redskins 5-0 ATS past 5 trips to Dallas
Cowboys 2-9 ATS past 11 games as home favorite

Thu - New England at NY Jets (+7) (8:20pm ET)

New England has played 8 straight OVERs
Pats 15-4-1 ATS past 20 road games

Sun - Minnesota at Chicago (off) (1:00pm ET)

Vikings OVER is 12-2 past 14 games after a bye week
Bears 7-1-1 ATS past 9 home games vs Vikes

Sun - Oakland at Cincinnati (-9.5) (1:00pm ET)

5 of past 6 meetings played UNDER total
Raiders 0-4 ATS at Cincy since 1992

Sun - Pittsburgh at Cleveland (off) (1:00pm ET)

Steelers 16-1 SU past 17 games vs Browns
Browns 5-1-1 ATS past 7 divisional games

Sun - Buffalo at Indianapolis (-3) (1:00pm ET)

Colts 6-1 SU vs Bills since 2000
OVER is 14-4 past 18 Bills game when underdog

Sun - Denver at Kansas City (+11.5) (1:00pm ET)

Broncos 0-10 ATS past 10 games as fave of 8+ points
UNDER is 7-1 past 8 KC games as dog of 8+ points

Sun - Seattle at Miami (+1.5) (1:00pm ET)

Seattle OVER is 11-1 past 12 games after a bye week
Dolphins 4-1 ATS past 5 vs Seahawks

Sun - Atlanta at Tampa Bay (pick) (1:00pm ET)

Bucs 9-3 ATS past 12 games in November
Falcons 7-2 ATS on the road in November since 2006

Sun - Tennessee at Jacksonville (+2.5) (1:00pm ET)

Jaguars 3-17 SU past 20 games as underdog
Titans 1-7 ATS past 8 within AFC South

Sun - Baltimore at San Diego (pick) (4:05pm ET)

Ravens 9-1 SU vs AFC West since 2007
Chargers 1-7 ATS past 8 vs AFC North

Sun - St. Louis at Arizona (-1) (4:25pm ET)

Rams 2-10 SU past 12 vs Cardinals
Rams 1-12-1 SU past 14 road games

Sun - San Francisco at New Orleans (off) (4:25pm ET)

Saints 6-1 SU past 7 games vs 49ers
Saints 12-2 ATS past 14 home games

Sun - Green Bay at NY Giants (-1) (8:20pm ET)

Packers 9-1 ATS past 10 games as underdog
Giants 3-8-1 ATS past 12 games as home favorite

Mon - Carolina at Philadelphia (off) (8:30pm ET)

Eagles lost 6 in a row, past 3 by 13 points or more
Panthers 6-2 ATS past 8 road games

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