As you handicap this NFL football betting spread there are two particularly important NFL betting trends that you should consider.
NFL football betting fans are undoubtedly eager to see the New England Patriots return from their hugely disappointing loss in the 2008 Super Bowl. In the Patriots’ first NFL betting match up of the year they will face the Kansas City Chiefs. Because most NFL football betting analysts have little confidence in the Chiefs, especially against a formidable opponent like New England, the early NFL betting line for this contest has been set at a huge -15½.
NFL football betting enthusiasts will certainly want to review the results of past NFL betting match ups between the Patriots and Chiefs in order to assist the gamblers’ analysis of the upcoming NFL football betting contest. One very notable trend is that New England is 6-2 ATS in its last eight NFL football betting match ups against Kansas City. In other words, the Patriots have successfully covered the NFL football betting line in 75% of their recent games against the Chiefs. Admittedly, the Chiefs have been stronger in past seasons and the Patriots are as strong as ever before, so when the Patriots covered the previous NFL football betting spreads they were probably much less than -15½. Nevertheless, the Patriots will be playing in their home stadium, which is one of the reasons why the team is favored so highly in the NFL football betting odds. Therefore, the Patriots 6-2 ATS record against Kansas City should not be overlooked as you consider the NFL football betting lines.
The second important trend that NFL football betting enthusiasts should consider when handicapping the upcoming NFL football betting match up between the Patriots and the Chiefs is that the favored team has gone 3-0 both straight up and ATS in the last three match ups between the two teams. In other words, if this trend continues then the Patriots will win the game and cover the NFL football betting spread. Few NFL football betting analysts would doubt that New England will win this game, as it seems like almost a foregone conclusion. Nevertheless, whether or not the Patriots will successfully cover the game’s NFL football betting line is another question altogether and will naturally be much more difficult than simply winning the game outright. However, if the past three games are any indication, then the favored Patriots may begin the new season with an ATS win over the Chiefs.