Patriot lovers have won their past seven Week 1 bets on their favorite, but not by wagering on the point spread.
Editor note: This trend was reported incorrectly. The trend is the Patriots have played six straight OVERs in games played in the month of September. They have played three straight Week 1 OVERs and 12 of their past 16 season openers played OVER the total. Apologies on the mistake. The offending party has been flogged and beaten...
New England is 7-0 in the past seven seasons, but on OVER bets. They visit Tennessee in Week 1 as the biggest 'lock' of the week, if you consider a 7-0 trend a lock.
Jacksonville has been the safest Week 1 bet in the past dozen years as the Jags are 11-2 ATS. But they visit Minnesota, which is on an 8-2 ATS tear over the past decade of season openers.
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Who is the worst Week 1 bet? Surprise, surprise, it's the dreadful Cleveland Browns (1-11-1 ATS in their 13-year history) and St. Louis Rams (1-10-1 ATS in past 12 years). And surprise, surprise, both are big underdogs this (the Browns +9 at home to the Eagles and the Rams +9 at Detroit).
Check out the list of Week 1 NFL trends mined from the NFL database. And see the latest Week 1 odds (and bonus specials) before kickoff at Sportsbook.
Falcons 1-4 ATS past 5 season openers on the road (at Kansas City)
Ravens 9-3 ATS past 12 games in September (vs Cincinnati)
Ravens 5-1 ATS past 6 season openers
Bills 6-1 ATS past 7 season openers (at Jets)
Bills 1-7 SU past games vs Jets
Panthers 2-7 ATS past 9 Week 1 games (at Tampa Bay)
Panthers OVER is 7-1 past 8 trips to Tampa Bay
Bears UNDER is 7-1 past 8 season Sportsbook games (vs Colts)
Bengals 7-3-1 ATS past 11 games vs Baltimore (at Baltimore)
Browns 1-11-1 ATS lifetime in Week 1 of the season (vs Eagles)
Browns UNDER is 10-2-1 in season openers
Lions 7-2 ATS past 9 season openers overall (vs Rams)
Lions 5-1 ATS past 6 Week 1 games at home
Packers Won and covered 5 straight season openers (vs 49ers)
Colts 0-4 ATS past 4 season openers (at Chicago)
Jaguars 11-2 ATS past 13 season openers (at Minnesota)
Chiefs 9-2 ATS past 11 games as underdog (vs Falcons)
Dolphins Played 5 straight September UNDERs (at Houston)
Vikings 8-2 ATS past 10 season openers (vs Jaguars)
Patriots Played 7 straight September OVERs (at Titans)
Jets UNDER is 5-1 past 6 season openers (vs Bills)
Raiders 5-1 ATS past 6 games vs Chargers (vs Chargers)
Raiders Played 5 straight home OVERs vs San Diego
Eagles UNDER is 6-1 past 7 season openers
Eagles OVER is 5-1-1 past 7 September road games
Steelers 2-7 ATS past 9 September road games (at Denver)
Chargers 0-4 ATS past 4 season openers (at Raiders)
Chargers 2-7 ATS past 9 September games
49ers 6-2-1 ATS past 9 season openers (vs Packers)
Seahawks OVER is 11-1 past 12 September games (at Arizona)
Seahawks 1-8 ATS past 9 September road games
Rams 1-10-1 ATS past 12 season openers (at Detroit)
Rams 3-14 ATS past 17 September games
Bucs 3-8 ATS past 11 Week 1 games (vs Panthers)
Titans 7-3 ATS past 10 season openers (vs Patriots)
Redskins UNDER is 7-2 past 9 season openers (at New Orleans)