Often times in Internet betting a team will bounce back from a poor year and do well the next season. Here is a look at the worst teams vs. the point spread from last year that could bounce back in 2010.
Online betting odds indicated that the worst team against the spread last season was the Detroit Lions. They went 4-10-2. The Lions do look improve and quarterback Matthew Stafford will no longer be a rookie. The Lions are notoriously bad so caution is always advised but there is at least some hope now in Detroit.
The team with the second-worst record against the spread last year was Jacksonville. They went 5-11 vs. the spread. They could be vastly improved vs. the number this year. A lot was expected from Jacksonville last season and they flopped. A big rebound could be in store this season. Right behind the Jaguars in terms of point spread failure was the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were 5-10-1 against the Internet betting point spread. There is going to be definite value with the Steelers this season. They will not have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the first four games of the season and the odds on Pittsburgh are going to be different. The Steelers are going to be undervalued all season and could definitely be a team to watch in online betting.
The next four teams all finished with records of 6-10 against the online betting point spread. Each of them could easily come back with a big year in 2010. The Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were each 6-10. The Titans were considered Super Bowl contenders but they started poorly. They came on late and they could be a good team to follow in 2010. The Chicago Bears have a new offensive coordinator in Mike Martz and renewed enthusiasm. They should be improved this season. Seattle has a new head coach in Pete Carroll and they could also be vastly improved this season. Even Tampa Bay could do better this season although you might want to put the Bucs in the category of the Lions since they may not be able to be trusted yet.