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The Patriots and Dolphins’ Spreads To Start NFL Season Are Historic

New England Patriots Largest Faves After 4 weeks Tom Brady Bill Belichick

We’re a quarter of the way through the NFL season and the New England Patriots have broken yet another record from a spread perspective.

The Patriots have been favored by a combined 55.5 points through four weeks and are currently 16-point faves vs the Washington Redskins for Week 5. 

According to Odds Shark’s database, dating back to 1984, that’s the largest cumulative spread for a favorite through four weeks of a regular season. The Patriots are currently 2-2 ATS in four games this season while outscoring opponents 122-27.

It’s the largest combined spread total as a fave since the San Francisco 49ers were favored by 48 points through four weeks of the 1996 regular season.

Here are the top 10 cumulative spreads as a favorite through four weeks of an NFL season:

Combined Spread As Favorite Through 4 Weeks
RankTeamSpreadYear
1Patriots-51.52019
249ers-481996
3Packers-45.51997
449ers-441995
5Cowboys-441994
649ers-43.51985
7Bears-43.51986
8Bills-41.51992
9Broncos-401997
1049ers-39.51994

On the flip side, the Miami Dolphins have been the pinnacle of futility while being an underdog in all four games in 2019. Through four weeks, they’ve been pegged as an underdog by a combined 62 points, which is the largest cumulative spread for an underdog through four weeks of a regular season in Odds Shark’s database.

The next-worst on the list goes back to the 2002 regular season when the Houston Texans were in their first year in the NFL and were combined 53-point underdogs through the first month of the season.

The Dolphins are on their bye for Week 5 and are currently 0-4 ATS while being outscored 163-26 in four games.

Here are the top 10 cumulative spreads as an underdog through four weeks of an NFL season:

Combined Spread As An Underdog Through 4 Weeks
RankTeamSpreadYear
1Dolphins+622019
2Texans+532002
3Browns+461999
4Cowboys+452001
5Colts+43.51992
6Rams+421994
7Colts+411986
8Colts+411985
9Cardinals+411990
10Lions+40.52010