Things are starting to even out in terms of against the spread trends. Away teams are 43-45-1 ATS, while home teams are 45-43-1. Favorites have covered 53.41% of the time at 47-41-1, while away favorites are 15-13. Home dogs are just 13-15 this year, despite often being a solid bet for crafty sports handicappers.
Saints crush the Giants
In what was supposed to be a marquee matchup between two of the best teams in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints crushed the New York Giants 48-27 on Sunday. The Saints easily covered as 3.5-point favorites while the combined score of 75 went over the posted total of 47.
Vikings beat Ravens, but fail to cover
Backers of the Minnesota Vikings were left furious on Sunday after the Vikes beat the Baltimore Ravens, but failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. After jumping out to a double-digit fourth quarter lead, Minnesota allowed Baltimore to get back into the game before finally posting a 33-31 win. The over covered easily in this game.
Patriots hammer lifeless Titans
It’s getting harder and harder for bettors to have any kind of faith in the Tennessee Titans, who have dropped to 0-6 on the year following a 59-0 defeat in New England on Sunday. The Patriots cruised as 9.5-point favorites, while the covered the over 38 on their own.
Falcons edge out the Bears
Matt Ryan led the Falcons on a fourth quarter touchdown with only three minutes remaining as Atlanta beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 on Sunday night. The Falcons defense played one of their finest games of the year, forcing three turnovers as Atlanta covered as 3-point favorites. The game was supposed to be a shootout, but the under 35 covered comfortably.
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