You oftentimes have NFL betting that takes on a different take late in the season because of the playoff picture. Some teams that are out of the playoffs also are interesting teams for NFL football betting players to consider. One team that really fits into this NFL betting situation for football betting players is the Arizona Cardinals.
Throughout the years the team that continues to play meaningless games late in the season is the Arizona Cardinals. It may surprise you to know that Arizona was 12-4 against the NFL betting spread in their final four games of the season during a four year period from 2001-2004. Arizona is an excellent example of how a poor team can be a good team for NFL betting players to consider because they can cover the spread even when they are out of the playoff picture. In 2001 the Cardinals were 5-7 straight up and 5-6-1 against the NFL betting spread before the final four games of the season. Arizona went on to cover its final four games of the 2001 season for football betting players. In 2002 the Cardinals were even worse at 3-9 both straight up and against the NFL betting spread heading into the final four games of the season. They were totally unwanted by NFL betting players but went 3-1 in their final four games against the spread. In 2003 Arizona stood was a similar 3-10 straight up and 4-9 against the football betting spread after 13 games, but won two of their last three against the NFL betting spread. In 2004 the Cardinals once again poor against the football betting spread at 6-7 and an even worse 4-9 straight up. They ended up winning their final three games of the season against the NFL betting spread.
The key is to realize how teams are viewed by the football betting public and then react accordingly to the NFL betting line looking for value where many people don’t see it. That is how NFL betting experts make money late in the season and it is something you can do each season as you consider the NFL odds.