NFL Coaches: Preseason ATS Records

Some National Football League head coaches care more about their preseason results than others, with some of them liking their offense to get used to piling up the points and others instead playing their exhibition schedule close to the vest.

And knowing how specific NFL head coaches approach the preseason slate is crucial for bettors at this time of year.

There are three new head coaches for 2015 who have no previous head coaching experience with the San Francisco 49ers (Jim Tomsula), Atlanta Falcons (Dan Quinn), and New York Jets (Todd Bowles). Keep in mind, all three were defensive coordinators last year and have made their names on that side of the ball.

So those three will each likely be initially looking to showcase their defenses in the preseason, much like former defensive coordinators Mike Zimmer (Minnesota Vikings) last year (UNDER 3-1) and Gus Bradley (Jacksonville Jaguars) the previous season (UNDER 6-2 in two years).

In addition, two former head coaches are returning to the ranks as new team leaders in 2015 for the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders in Gary Kubiak and Jack Del Rio, respectively. Kubiak is the former offensive coordinator of the Broncos and head coach of the Houston Texans, where his teams went 19-11-2 ATS in eight years with a 21-9-2 O/U mark in the preseason.

Meanwhile, Del Rio was the defensive coordinator in Denver just last season and coached the Jaguars for nine years, posting a 20-14-2 ATS record in the preseason with a 20-16 O/U mark during that stretch.

Here is a list of the current NFL head coaches and their betting records both Against The Spread (ATS) and OVER/UNDER (O/U) heading into this year's preseason action. Head coaches with an asterisk beside their name are new to their team for this season . . .

NFL Coaches vs Spread & total in Preseason
Tom Coughlin4033146320
Bill Belichick3834150310
Jeff Fisher3736041311
Andy Reid2733236270
Pete Carroll2511120170
Marvin Lewis2522125230
John Fox *2427025260
Jack Del Rio *2014220160
Gary Kubiak *191122192
Sean Payton1912218132
Lovie Smith1920118211
Mike McCarthy1817024120
John Harbaugh1711013150
Mike Tomlin1517112200
Rex Ryan *111301770
Ron Rivera970880
Ken Whisenhunt919115140
Jim Caldwell880970
Chuck Pagano660660
Bruce Arians521260
Jason Garrett5110592
Gus Bradley440260
Chip Kelly440710
Mike McCoy341440
Joe Philbin390471
Mike Zimmer310130
Jay Gruden220130
Bill O'Brien220130
Mike Pettine220310
Todd Bowles *000000
Dan Quinn *000000
Jim Tomsula *000000