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Week 2 NFL Betting Primer

There were a few standout numbers from Week 1 including underdogs going 9-5-2 ATS. Looking back to last season, the underdog record after Week 2 was 16-15-1, so we might see more favorites come out on top this week.

Week 1 also saw six underdogs earn straight-up wins, which is on par with 2015’s mark of five in Week 1. Underdogs performed especially well in Week 2 last season, picking up eight SU wins, so keep a close eye on those underdogs in games with a tight spread.

With Week 2 upon us, it’s time to get after it. Here’s some numbers for each game for bettors to consider along with some nuggets with the fantasy player in mind:

49ers at Panthers
  • During their 13-game home win streak, the Panthers have seven double-digit wins and have won by an average of 14.3 points.
  • Last season, double-digit road underdogs posted a record of 3-15 SU, 10-8 ATS and 6-12 O/U.
  • Six of the 49ers’ seven road losses in 2015 were by 14 points or more. They lost by an average of 19.1 points on the road.
  • Chip Kelly went 1-1 SU and ATS vs the Panthers as the coach of the Eagles. PHI averaged 30.5 points in those games.
  • The 49ers are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games against the Panthers.
  • The Panthers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games against the NFC West division.
  • The 49ers are 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
Bengals at Steelers
  • Andy Dalton’s 59.3 QB rating in two games vs the Steelers last season was his worst vs any team. He threw 1 TD and 3 picks.
  • Andy Dalton is 3-7 SU in his career vs Pittsburgh.
  • Ben Roethlisberger is 17-7 SU in his career vs Cincinnati, but threw just 1 TD and 4 INTs in two games against them last season.
  • DeAngelo Williams scored 2 TDs in two games vs the Bengals last season.
  • The Bengals are 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 games against the Steelers.
  • The Bengals are 7-0 SU and 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games in September.
Buccaneers at Cardinals
  • Arizona is 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games.
  • The OVER/UNDER record is 0-4-1 in Arizona’s last five home games.
  • Arizona hasn’t lost back-to-back home games since 2012.
  • It’s been 14 games since Doug Martin has scored a touchdown on the road.
  • Larry Fitzgerald has scored five touchdowns in his last five games, but only went over 100 yards once.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Cardinals' last five games at home.
  • The Cardinals are 5-0 SU in their last five games after losing as a favorite.
  • The Buccaneers are 1-6 SU in their last seven games after winning as an underdog.
Chiefs at Texans
  • The Chiefs are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six road games with an absurd win margin of 22 points in those games.
  • The Chiefs are 3-0 SU in their last three games against the Texans.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Texans' last five games at home.
  • The Chiefs are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games after a win.
  • Houston is 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games as a home favorite. The total has also gone UNDER in all of those games.
  • Alex Smith threw just one INT on the road last season compared with six at home.
Colts at Broncos
  • The Colts are 8-1 SU and 9-0 ATS in their last nine games against the Broncos.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the Colts' last 11 games against the Broncos.
  • The Broncos didn’t cover the spread in two straight home games in 2015.
  • The Colts are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as an underdog.
  • Andrew Luck’s career 89.9 QB rating and 32 TD passes in September are his highest of any month.
  • Ty Hilton hasn’t scored a TD in his last 11 road games.
Cowboys at Redskins
  • The Cowboys are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against the Redskins.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Cowboys' last six games.
  • The Cowboys are 0-9 SU in their last nine games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • Three of the last five games between these teams have been decided by three points or less.
  • The Redskins are 1-4 SU in their last five home games vs the Cowboys.
  • Dez Bryant has seven career TDs vs the Redskins — his second-most against any team.
  • In two games vs Dallas last season, Kirk Cousins had a 128.4 QB rating with 4 TDs and no INTs.
Dolphins at Patriots
  • The Dolphins are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games in New England.
  • The Patriots have covered the spread in four straight home games vs Miami.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Dolphins' last eight games against the Patriots.
  • The Patriots are 10-0 SU and 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • Jarvis Landry has 0 TDs in four games vs the Patriots.
Falcons at Raiders
  • The favored team is 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in its last six games in this matchup.
  • The Falcons are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as underdog.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Falcons' last 11 games.
  • Derek Carr had 10 INTs at home last season compared with just three on the road.
  • The Raiders are 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games. The three SU losses were all by double digits.
  • The Falcons are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games.
Jaguars at Chargers
  • The Jaguars are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five games against the Chargers.
  • Jacksonville is 1-16 SU in their last 17 road games.
  • The Chargers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games at home.
  • The Chargers are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four straight Chargers’ home games.
  • The Jaguars are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games in Week 2.
Ravens at Browns
  • The visiting team is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games in this matchup.
  • The Ravens are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games against the Browns.
  • The Browns are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games as underdog.
  • The Ravens are 1-10-2 ATS in their last 13 games as favorite.
  • Joe Flacco has 19 career TD passes vs the Browns — his most vs any team.
  • Cleveland’s six home losses last season came by an average of 13.3 points.
Saints at Giants
  • These teams have gone OVER in four straight games against each other, including last year when they combined for 101 points.
  • Odell Beckham went off for 130 yards and three TDs in the game vs the Saints last season.
  • Drew Brees’ QB rating was 24.8 points lower on the road last season.
  • Each of the last four games between these teams has seen at least one team score 48 or more points.
  • The favored team is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Giants' last seven games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of the Saints' last 16 games in Week 2.
  • The Saints are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as underdog.
  • In six career games vs the Saints, Eli Manning has 15 TD passes — his most vs a non-divisional opponent.
  • Eli Manning threw just 3 INTs at home last season compared with 11 on the road.
  • The Saints are 4-1 SU in their last five games against teams with winning records.
Seahawks at Rams
  • The Seahawks are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against the Rams.
  • The Rams are 3-1 SU in their last four games vs Seattle — each win came as an underdog.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Seahawks' last 12 games against the Rams.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Seahawks' last seven games.
  • The Seahawks are 22-4 SU in their last 26 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • Russell Wilson has just 9 TD passes in 8 career games vs the Rams — his fewest vs any divisional opponent.
Titans at Lions
  • Marcus Mariota’s QB rating on the road is 105.3 compared with 80.8 at home. In six road games, he’s only thrown 1 INT.
  • Tennessee’s road losses came by an average of 13.1 points in 2015.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Lions' last seven games at home.
  • The Lions are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games against teams with losing records.
  • The Titans are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
Packers at Vikings - SNF
  • The Packers are 10-2-1 SU in their last 13 games against the Vikings.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Packers' last three games against the Vikings.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Vikings' last 10 games at home.
  • Aaron Rodgers has 34 career TD passes vs the Vikings and just 5 INTs in 16 games.
  • Jordy Nelson's 7 career TDs vs the Vikings are his most against any team.
  • Adrian Peterson averaged just 56 rushing yards in two games vs the Packers last season, but he scored 2 TDs.
Eagles at Bears – MNF
  • Jay Cutler has a career SU record of 10-5 on Monday nights with 26 TDs and 11 INTs.
  • John Fox is 4-8 ATS as a coach on Monday nights.
  • Both of these teams are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five Monday night games.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Eagles' last three games against the Bears.
  • The Bears are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games at home.
  • Four of the Bears’ last 5 losses at home have come by four points or less.
  • The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last six games on the road after a win on the road.

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