How To Bet NFL Teams After A London Game

The Indianapolis Colts are 1-3 straight up and against the spread. Their defense ranks third-worst in the NFL in scoring and is so bad they cut two players on Tuesday. Quarterback Andrew Luck called out the team’s professionalism after their loss to the Jags in London on Sunday. 

And in betting terms, the news gets worse. 

Favored teams do not perform well against the spread after a London game and the Colts happen to be laying 4.5 points at home to the Bears this week. 

Call it a poor Brexit strategy but after a trip to the U.K., teams are 4-7 against the spread when set as the chalk – good for a cover rate of only 36 percent. It’s a little strange because those same teams are also a respectable 9-2 straight up in the next game back after a trip to Wembley. So they’ve proven to be great moneyline bets to add to a parlay but costly wagers when you throw the points into the equation. 

The situation appears more cheery for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the other team that travelled to England in Week 4. 

The Jags are off this week and the early Week 6 lines from the Sportsbook Superbook have them slated as 2-point underdogs next week at Chicago. Underdogs have turned in a handsome profit after the London game at 10-6 against the spread. That’s a 62.5 percent win rate against the number and you have to like the fact the Jags also get a bye in Week 5. 

Those underdogs are 7-8-1 on the moneyline in those games (with one tie, yes). 

If totals are more your bag, you’ll want to note that teams set as underdogs after a London game have been fantastic OVER bets at 11-4-1 OVER/UNDER. The Jaguars will enter that game with a 3-1 O/U record while giving up almost four touchdowns per game on average. 

All teams after the London game have a 17-10-1 O/U record in their next game so you’ll want to keep an eye on totals you feel are set too low. The Colts are seeing a number of 47.5 this week and the O/U is 3-1 in their games this season. 

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