NFL Prop Odds: Winless or Undefeated

Only one team in NFL history has gone 0-16 in the regular season, and only one team has gone 16-0. Despite both of those things happening the same amount of times in history, a team going winless this season is listed at +2000 odds at Bovada compared to a team going 16-0 that is on the board at +2500 odds.


Pats vs Steelers Gronk Favored First TD

Rob Gronkowski is the huge betting favorite to be the first touchdown scorer of the NFL season when the Patriots battle the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

Props posted by Bovada have Gronk listed as a +400 (4-1) favorite to score the first touchdown. Antonio Brown is next as a 6-1 pick.

Note: Congrats on the 4-1 payout for anyone who bet on Gronk here!


NFL: Is the Super Bowl Hangover Real?

Does losing the big game stick with a team all the way through to the next season?

Since Super Bowl XXXIV the team that lost the Super Bowl has bombed in Week 1, winning just five of 15 games and bleeding losses to the tune of 2-13 ATS.

Check out the chart below.

Super Bowl winners have gone 13-2 straight up and 9-5-1 against the spread in the first week of action the next season - though recent spread trends are not as strong for the reigning champs, with a 2-4 ATS record in the past six seasons.


AFC East Odds: Nobody Close to Pats

The New England Patriots have won the AFC East division title in 12 of the past 14 seasons, which includes claiming the mantle in the past six consecutive seasons.

So it should be a surprise to nobody that the Patriots are currently a -195 favorite to win the AFC East once again this season at 5Dimes, while the field is listed at +170.


Patriots Trying to Extend an ATS Streak

The New England Patriots will have Tom Brady under center as they try to cover the spread for the third straight time dating back to last year's Super Bowl run when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL season opener on Thursday.

The defending champion Patriots will have reigning Super Bowl MVP Brady in uniform after he won his appeal to remove a four-game suspension issued by the league for his role in the Deflategate scandal.

New England has enjoyed a lot of success in this series with a 9-3 record against the number in the past 12 meetings with the Steelers, who will be without running back Le'Veon Bell after he was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

With Bell out, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be counted on even more to help his team cover for the fifth time in six games overall, coming off a career year that saw him throw for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns.

Supporters of the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen them go 11-6 and 9-8 ATS so far this season, while the New England Patriots are at 15-4 and 11-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Patriots are 11-8, while the Steelers are 9-7-1.

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NFL Daily Fantasy, Best Football Picks

Calvin Johnson is the biggest name in fantasy football for wide receivers, but he probably shouldn’t be your top choice in fantasy or DFS for Week 1.

While Draft Kings, Yahoo, FanDuel and the other major DFS sites are ranking their players and setting salaries, sportsbooks are weighing in with their opinions. And putting their money where their mouth is when they say Antonio Brown will get more fantasy points than Calvin Johnson in Week 1.


NFL Week 1 Steelers, 49ers No Respect

The NFL season kicks off with some marquee teams getting an early douse of disrespect from oddsmakers.

Include San Francisco and Pittsburgh in this group of teams looking to prove wrong the early doubters.

Wondering the last time when the Steelers were regular-season underdogs of a touchdown or more? That was back in 2009 and they are currently laying seven points at New England (now that Tom Brady is back under center).

In fact, the Steelers have been dogs of seven or more points only 10 times in the past 15 years and are 8-2 ATS.


NFL Week 1 OddsShark Computer Picks

The battle for the NFC North division crown starts quickly this season when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The OddsShark Computer is projecting the Packers to walk away with the win but the Bears to cover.


NFL Week 1 Opening Odds Analysis

Once the NFL released its 2015 schedule back in April some betting shops wasted no time posting lines and taking action. This generated publicity and an extra four months worth of business for them.

It also resulted in those bookmakers having to deal with steam on Green Bay-Chicago, the Baltimore-Denver total, and a favorite change in Minnesota-San Francisco. And those books have been ensnared in the nightmare of Deflategate as well.


NFL Week 1 Betting Trends Analysis

The Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears have been playing one another since 1921. Believe it or not, their series stands at 93-93-6.

It's tied because the Packers have dominated lately. Green Bay is 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games against Chicago. The only Packers loss during that span occurred two years ago when Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone when sacked by Shea McClellin during the first series in a 27-20 home loss.



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