Chargers 3-11 ATS in Last 14 Games

San Diego and Cleveland are 1-2 straight up and ATS after three weeks have elapsed on the season and will be seeking to right the ship, something their backers will be hoping for as well.

<h5>Shark Bites</h5>

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    <li>The UNDER is 11-5 in the Browns past 15 games.</li>
    <li>Chargers WR Keenan Allen is averaging 105 receiving yards per game this season.</li>
    <li>The Browns are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs.<li>

The Browns raised a few eyebrows by opting to hand the keys back to journeyman Josh McCown as the starting quarterback in Week 3 after Johnny Manziel did an admirable job filling in, but once again weren’t able to get the job done, allowing the Oakland Raiders to pick up their first road win since 2013. 

San Diego, who closed at -2.5 vs Minnesota last Sunday, looked like a shell of their former selves thanks to a 31-14 beat down at the hands of the Vikings.

The Browns have been a hot bet when it comes to totals betting in the young season. The over has paid out in each of Cleveland’s opening three games, with the Chargers going 1-2 O/U. Books opened the tilt with a total of 45.

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UNDER is at 7-1 in 49ers Last 8 at Home

It’s been quite some time since San Francisco has been this low, but after Sunday’s 47-7 blowout at the hands of division rival Arizona, it’s safe to say the future is not exactly bright in the Bay Area.

Things won’t get any easier for the Niners as a tough home matchup against Aaron Rodgers and the high-flying Green Bay Packers is on tap for Week 4. 

Many predicted the 49ers would regress after a brutal offseason riddled with surprising retirements, players departing via free agency, and the loss of ex-coach Jim Harbaugh, but it appears the drop off could be even worse than originally expected. 

San Fran is ranked dead last in the NFL in points scored per game, averaging only 15 points per game. Their defense hasn’t fared much better, allowing 31 points per game, ranking second to last in that department.

Considering the defense has allowed an average of 284.3 passing yards per game, San Francisco could be in for another long day with quarterback Aaron Rodgers coming to town.


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Cards are Averaging 42 Points Per Game

The St. Louis Rams will have their hands full when they travel to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in a Week 4 NFC West clash.

The Cardinals are on an absolute tear to begin the season. In the wake of three-straight victories over the Saints, Bears, and 49ers, the Cards have put 126 points on the board – the fourth-most points through the first three games in NFL history.
Arizona has covered the spread by margins of 10, 23, and 33 points during that span. 

The Rams have gone 1-2 both SU and ATS in the young season, but have averaged just 16.7 points per game (well behind Arizona’s staggeringly high 42). 

According to recent history, betting trends are working in the Cardinals favor. Arizona has covered the spread in each of its last four meetings with St. Louis.

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Dolphins are 1-7 ATS Over Last 8 Games

The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins travel to Jolly Old England Sunday for a European twist on a divisional matchup.

Both clubs enter the game seeking to get back on track after a pair of losses. Miami was embarrassed at home 41-14 at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, while New York fell to Philadelphia 24-17.

Despite the major offseason acquisition of DT Ndamukong Suh, Miami’s defense has allowed 24.7 points per game through three weeks. The Jets have fared much better in that department, surrendering an average of 13.7 points per game. 

Going back to last season, both teams head into the clash on different patterns at the betting window. The Jets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games, but the ‘Fins are a paltry 1-7 ATS in their previous eight. 

Under bettors have cashed tickets in four out of the last five times the teams have collided.

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Nover: Road-Favored Raiders on the Rise

Periodically noise comes from the Bay Area about how this is the year the Oakland Raiders return to glory, or at least finish above .500.

It hasn't happened, though, since the Raiders reached the Super Bowl during the 2002 season. Only twice during the past 12 years have the Raiders even won more than five games in a season.


UNDER 8-1 in Last 9 Between KC and Cin

Up until this season, the Cincinnati Bengals were rarely mentioned in the same category of upper echelon NFL teams. But after a 3-0 SU and ATS start to the 2015 campaign, Andy Dalton and company are turning some heads.

The Bengals have rattled off wins over Oakland, San Diego, and division rival Baltimore heading into Week 4’s meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs while averaging 418 total offensive yards per game – the second highest in the league.

The friendly confines of Paul Brown Stadium have resulted in big profits for Bengals backers as of late. In their last 19 home games, Cincy is 14-4-1 ATS and 15-3-1 SU.

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Over is at 6-0 in Raiders Last Six Games

Don’t look now, but the Oakland Raiders are 2-1 after three weeks of play and are seemingly full of confidence ahead of Week 4’s tilt with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

One reason the Raiders can feel good about themselves stems from their 27-20 win over the Browns in Ohio on Sunday. Oakland effectively ended a road losing streak that stretched back to November of 2013 while picking up back to back wins for the first time since October, 2012.

The Bears (0-3 SU, ATS) failed to register a single point in a dispirited 26-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Week 3. John Fox’s squad is allowing an ugly 35 points per game to opposing offenses so far while mustering up a mere 15.3 of their own.

Starting quarterback Jay Cutler was sidelined in the losing effort due to a strained hamstring, meaning Jimmy Clausen was forced to fill in under center. Cutler’s return date is up in the air, which could force Clausen to start once again versus Oakland. 

The Notre Dame product fell to 1-11 lifetime in a starter in the loss.

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Falcons at 3-0 SU and ATS This Season

The Atlanta Falcons will attempt their fourth cover in a row opposite the Houston Texans in Week 4 NFL action at the Georgia Dome Sunday.

Atlanta had no issue covering the closing -1 spread on Sunday in the form of a 39-28 win over the Tony Romo-less Dallas Cowboys, while Houston topped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-9 and cashed -6 tickets in the process.

Through three weeks, both teams are sitting with identical 1-2 Over/Under records. Books opened the total for the clash at 46.5.

Ryan Mallett has gotten the job done since relieving Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback, notching his second career NFL victory on Sunday while throwing for one touchdown and 228 yards.

Atlanta’s offense has been a well-oiled machine through the opening three weeks of the season. The Falcons rank third in total yards (411.7), second in passing yards (305.3) and fourth in points scored (29.7).

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Props on Julio Jones Making NFL History

Julio Jones’ red-hot start to the 2015 season (34 receptions, 440 receiving yards, four touchdowns) has people talking about the Atlanta Falcons superstar’s chances to potentially put himself into the record books, causing online shop Bovada to open up some prop specials for the occasion.


Nover: Cardinals an ATS Team to Watch

The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers draw much of the media attention. But there's another unbeaten NFL team that has a decent chance of going 8-0 before their bye week.

I speak of the Arizona Cardinals.

It's not the Tom Brady-led Patriots, nor the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers, who lead the NFL in points. It's the Cardinals, averaging a staggering 42 points per game.



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