There are two particular NFL football betting trends worth considering for this NFL betting contest, although they are somewhat contradictory.
NFL football betting fans know that both the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are looking to redeem themselves in 2008 after very pitiful showings in 2007. These AFC East rivals will face off in Week 1 and the early NFL betting line has the Jets, who are playing on the road, favored at -2½. Because these two teams are in the same division, they play each other regularly, so this abundance of games offers greater insights for NFL football betting enthusiasts interested in NFL betting trends.
NFL football betting fans looking at how well each team has performed in past match ups between these two franchises will likely lean toward the Jets in this NFL betting contest. Since 1992, the Jets have a stellar 20-12 overall record against the Dolphins and a spectacular 22-7 ATS record. In other words, the Jets have covered the NFL football betting lines in the vast majority of the match ups between the Jets and Dolphins for over a decade. Therefore, NFL football betting fans who follow this trend will assume that the Jets will once again be able to cover the NFL football betting line in the upcoming match up, which would also inevitably involve the Jets winning straight up because they are the favored team. As long as the current NFL football betting line remains, then the Jets will merely have to win by one field goal in order to continue the trend and further their tremendous record against the NFL football betting odds versus the Dolphins.
However, there is another trend that is relevant to this NFL football betting match up and which may sway some NFL betting fans to wager on the Dolphins, rather than the Jets. Since 1992, the underdog has a noteworthy 19-10 record ATS in NFL football betting match ups between the Jets and Dolphins. Because the Dolphins are the underdog in the upcoming Week 1 NFL football betting match up between these two squads, this trend may encourage some gamblers to wager on the Dolphins. This trend obviously promotes a different wager than the first NFL football betting trend that was described. Consequently, NFL football betting fans considering these two trends will have to decide which of the two is most relevant to the NFL football betting game in question.