Preparing to Wager on Totals in 2010 Football Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Totals in football betting do not get as much attention as sides but they can be just as profitable.

It is important to take a look at the over/under records of teams from last season in NFL football betting as you get ready to bet totals in 2010.

Football betting totals definitely had some trends last season. The New York Giants were the top over team in the league as they went over the total 11 times in their 16 regular season games.  Not far behind the Giants were the Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers who went over in 10 of their 16 games.  There were a few other teams that were a little more likely to go over the total than under.  The Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers each went over in nine of their games last season.

Some teams were right at 8-8 in terms of over/unders. They were the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions.   The New York Jets were right around .500 as well at 7-8-1. Just barely going under the total last year in nine of their games were the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks. It is interesting to note among that group that the Saints went under the total more often than they went over even though they had a great offense. The Dallas Cowboys had a great offense as well but they went under in 10 of their 16 regular season games. Carolina, Chicago, Tampa Bay and Buffalo also went under in 10 of their 16 games.

The top under teams last year were the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans and New England Patriots who went under in 11 of their 16 games.

When you look at last year’s results you find a lot of surprises as high scoring teams like New Orleans, Houston, Dallas and New England all went under the total more than they went over in NFL football betting.  Remember that the odds makers do a good job of making NFL totals and perception is everything. High scoring teams oftentimes don’t offer much value in terms of going over the total.

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