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Best & Worst NFL Bets of 2019’s First Half

NFL Best and Worst First Half Bets 2019 Season Teddy Bridgewater

We’ve reached the halfway point of the 2019 NFL season and it’s time to reflect on the best and worst moneymakers of the season and if there are some betting trends bettors can bank on for the remainder of the year.

As always with trends, it’s never foolproof to just bank on these as can’t-miss options. Some of these could be outliers or just plain weird. That being said, I’ve pinpointed a few cases that bettors should take note of and keep on their radar going forward.

Here are the most and least profitable bets across many different scenarios entering the second half of the 2019 NFL regular season:

Best & Worst NFL Bets Of 2019’s 1st Half
Bet TypeMost ProfitableLeast Profitable
Full Game MoneylineSaints: $656.15Bengals: -$800.00
Home MoneylineRaiders: $285.00 Dolphins: -$400.00
Away MoneylineColts: $525.00Bengals: -$500.00
Moneyline FavoriteVikings: $250.65Chargers: -$355.56
Moneyline UnderdogSaints: $545.00Dolphins: -$700.00
ATSSaints: $358.87 Falcons: -$418.18
ATS FavoriteVikings: $354.55Seahawks: -$409.09
ATS UnderdogBills: $286.15Falcons: -$218.18
First Half MoneylineRaiders: $370.00Giants: -$639.39
First Half ML HomeRaiders: $210.00 Dolphins: -$400.00
First Half ML AwayDolphins: $730.00Giants: -$400.00
Evening Games MLColts: $475.00Broncos: -$200.00
Best OVER & UNDER NFL Bets Of 2019’s 1st Half
Bet TypeOVERUNDER
Full GamePanthers/Lions/Bucs (5-2, $254.55)Patriots/Chargers/Broncos (2-6, $345.45)
Full Game HomeBengals (2-0-1, $181.82)Giants/Falcons (0-4, $363.64)
Full Game AwayGiants (4-0, $363.64)Bengals (0-5, $454.55)
First HalfGiants (7-1, $528.79)Redskins (2-6, $350.59)
First Half HomePackers (4-0-1, $381.82)Bears (1-3, $173.91)
First Half AwayRavens (4-0, $363.64)Redskins (1-3, $181.82)

Saints – NFL’s Best Moneyline Bet:

Before the season started, predicting the Saints to be 7-1 SU at the halfway point of the season wouldn’t have been a hot take. However, predicting them to win five straight games with backup QB Teddy Bridgewater would’ve been a leap of faith and it’s paid off for head coach Sean Payton and Saints backers. If you had blindly bet $100 on the Saints moneyline in all eight games this year, you’d be up $656.19 in profit.

Drew Brees is back now with the Saints and there likely won’t be as much juice on the moneyline to back them with teams like the Falcons, Buccaneers, 49ers and Colts on the docket, but considering New Orleans is also 6-2 against the spread, bettors may want to still back the Saints to keep marching.

Vikings – NFL’s Best ATS Bet as Favorite:

The Vikings have become a threat in the NFC North and they’re taking care of business when tabbed as a favorite. They’re 5-1 ATS this season when laying points, with two road wins as faves over the Giants and Lions that helped to boost their record.

The run game has been a stabilizing force for QB Kirk Cousins, who may be having the best year of his career with a 13-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 72.1 percent completion rate. Minnesota has some pretty tough games coming up in which it will likely be an underdog, but bettors may want to bank on the Vikings to cover the spread as favorites when they host the Broncos and Lions in the second half of the season.

Giants – NFL’s Best Road OVER Bet:

There hasn’t been much to celebrate in Gotham City as the New York Giants are 2-6 SU and have had to deal with injuries at wide receiver and with RB Saquon Barkley. Well, the one thing that is clear is that their shoddy defense does not travel and totals bettors have been banking on OVERs when they leave MetLife Stadium.

The OVER has hit in all four of their road games this season with an average combined score of 55.2 points per game. That’s a profit of $363.64 if you bet $100 on every away game. Another spot where the Giants have been money in the bank is with the OVER in the first half of their games. In that spot, it’s hit in seven of eight games for a profit of $528.71 based on $100 bets.

Colts – Best Prime-time Moneyline Bet:

With a huge road win over the Chiefs in Week 5, the Indianapolis Colts are not a team to take lightly in prime time. Just from that road win alone at Arrowhead Stadium, $100 bettors would be up $475. The Colts are already one of the biggest surprises in the NFL after being left for dead with QB Andrew Luck’s retirement and sit pretty at 5-2 SU in the AFC South.

Moneyline bettors looking for opportunities to back the Colts under the lights have two juicy spots in the coming weeks and they will likely be underdogs in both games: Week 12 @ Texans, Week 15 @ Saints. Considering they’ve already beat the Texans this season and have a playing style that matches up well with New Orleans, we could see the Colts going 3-0 SU in prime-time games, all as an underdog.

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