The home teams were 10-4 against the NFL betting point spread heading into Monday night’s two games. Low scoring games were just as profitable with 10 of the first 14 games going under.
Week 1 of the NFL season started last Thursday as the New Orleans Saints hosted the Minnesota Vikings. The Saints won 14-9 and New Orleans was anywhere from a 4.5 to 5.5 point favorite. The closing line at the Sbg sportsbook was 4.5 so that was a win if you bet the Saints.
Only 3 Home Losers – Heading into Monday’s action, only three home teams lost in Week 1. Philadelphia was a seven point loser at home against Green Bay. The Eagles were underdogs at home so their loss was not a big shock. Buffalo lost at home against Miami and the Bills were also a home dog so that loss was no surprise. The Rams lost at home against Arizona and they were also home underdogs. The one home team that won but didn’t cover the spread was the Chicago Bears as they won 19-14 against Detroit but didn’t cover the 6.5 point spread.
Low Scoring Games – There were a lot of low scoring games in Week 1 in NFL betting and it started with the game between Minnesota and New Orleans that only had 23 points scored in it. The Sunday night game was the lowest scoring game of the week with Washington winning 13-7. Other defensive struggles included Miami at Buffalo where the Dolphins won 15-10, Pittsburgh at home against Atlanta as the Steelers won 15-9 in overtime and Arizona winning 17-13 at St. Louis. Other games that went under in Week 1 included Tampa Bay winning 17-14 at home against Cleveland, Jacksonville winning 24-17 at home against Denver, Chicago winning 19-14 at home versus Detroit and Green Bay winning 27-20 at Philadelphia. The Packers-Eagles and Broncos-Jaguars games went under by just a half point.
Four Over’s – Four games went over the NFL betting online total in Week 1 before Monday. There was no surprise as the Colts and Texans combined to score 58 points or that the Bengals and Patriots combined to score 62 points. Tennessee beat Oakland 38-13 and that game went way over as did the Panthers and Giants who combined for 49 points.