NFL Week 12 trends: Ravens, Cowboys picked to beat the odds

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Baltimore, San Francisco and Dallas all own important Week 12 betting trends, according to Odds Shark.

Baltimore almost never loses as a home favorite and they are very slight favorites to continue their winning ways in Week 12 against the New York Jets.

The Ravens have lost just twice in 30 recent games as home chalk, according to OddsShark.com. They haven't always covered the spread, but laying just three points here Sunday gives lots of confidence to Baltimore bettors.

"The fact they are also 8-1 ATS in nine games against the Jets since 1994 doesn't hurt that confidence level," said Jack Randall, an NFL analyst at Odds Shark.

It's one of many key Week 12 betting trends dotting the NFL landscape and being factored into handicapping regimes.

Dallas comes off a bye week aiming to blunt the momentum of the division-rival New York Giants. And two key trends indicate the Cowboys are in good shape to return a profit at the sportsbook window.

The Cowboys are 7-1 ATS past 8 seasons following a bye week and 6-2 ATS in their past eight games as an underdog. They are trying to move into a tie atop the NFC East, while derailing the Giants' hopes of becoming the first NFL to ever start 0-6 and still make the playoffs.

San Francisco also owns a solid trend in the Monday Nighter at Washington. The 49ers have covered the spread in seven straight Monday Night games and they are 6-1 ATS in their past seven as road favorites. The line was climbing from an open of 4 points.

Check out trends on every Week 12 game, courtesy of OddsShark.com.

Thursday Night

Opening NFL lines from Sports Interaction:

New Orleans -6.5 at Atlanta 52  - Matchup Report

Saints are 5-1 ATS past six games vs Falcons

Falcons just 2-5 SU past seven at home to Saints

Saints just 2-5 SU past seven road games

Falcons 0-7 SU & ATS past seven games as underdog

NY Jets 41 at Baltimore -3

Jets are 1-8 ATS vs Baltimore since 1994

Ravens 6-1 SU at home to Jets since 1989

Ravens 28-2 SU past 30 games as home chalk

Pittsburgh 41.5 at Cleveland -2.5

Browns are 4-1 ATS past five at home to Steelers

Steelers are 2-6 ATS past eight games as road dog

UNDER is 9-2 past 11 Steeler games within the division

Tampa Bay 46 at Detroit -9.5

Bucs are 1-8 ATS vs Detroit since 2000

Lions 1-4 SU in five home games vs Tampa

Bucs are 6-0 ATS as double-digit road underdog since 2009

Just second time since 1996 Lions have been double-digit home faves

Minnesota at Green Bay

Vikings are 1-7 SU, 206 ATS past eight games vs Packers

Packers 6-1 ATS past seven at home to Vikings

Packers are 12-2 ATS past 14 divisional games

Jacksonville 42 at Houston -10.5

Texans 6-1 SU past seven at hone to Jaguars

Jags snapped 10-game losing streak two weeks ago

OVER is 6-1 past seven games where Jags are double-digit road dogs

Texans 1-6 ATS past seven games as favorites

San Diego 43.5 at Kansas City -4.5

Chargers are 9-2 SU past 11 games vs Chiefs

OVER is 11-2-1 past 14 Chargers games as road dogs

UNDER is 7-1-1 past nine KC games as home chalk

Chiefs are 1-7 SU, 2-6 ATS past eight divisional games

Carolina -4 at Miami 40.5

Panthers 0-4 SU and ATS lifetime vs Dolphins

Panthers are 9-3 ATS past 12 road games

Dolphins are 6-2-1 ATS past nine home games

Chicago at St. Louis

Bears are 5-1 ATS past six games vs Rams

Seven of past nine meetings played UNDER the total

Nine of past 11 Bears road games played OVER the total

Seven of past nine Rams home games played OVER the total

Rams are 5-1 ATS past 6 seasons after a bye week

Indianapolis 43.5 at Arizona -2

Teams have played five straight UNDERs since 1990

Colts have won past four meetings SU

Tennessee 41.5 at Oakland -1.5

Titans are 2-5 ATS past seven games vs Raiders

Titans 4-0 ATS past four road games

UNDER is 8-1 past nine Oakland home games

Raiders are 3-8 ATS past 11 games as favorites

Dallas 46 at NY Giants -3

Cowboys are 7-1 ATS past 8 seasons following a bye week

Seven of past nine meetings played OVER the total

Cowboys are 6-2 ATS past eight games as underdog

Denver -2.5 at New England 53.5

Broncos 1-4 SU & ATS past five vs Patriots

Patriots 5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS at home in 2013

Monday Night Football Trends

San Francisco -4 at Washington  45.5

San Francisco 7-0 ATS past seven Monday Nighters

49ers are 4-1 SU at Washington since 1994

49ers are 6-1 ATS past seven as road favorites

Redskins are 1-6 ATS past seven games as underdogs

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