3 NFL Betting Trends To Bet In Week 1 Of The Season

  • The Los Angeles Rams have +115 odds to beat the Buffalo Bills in Week 1.
  • Road underdogs in Week 1 that did not make the playoffs have won 61% of games.
  • The under in Week 1 for two teams that didn’t make the playoffs is 63-45-1.

LOS ANGELES – The NFL regular season is under one month away and there are extremely profitable Week 1 betting trends to keep in mind.

Betting On Super Bowl Winners In Week 1

The defending Super Bowl champions, Los Angeles Rams, are scheduled to take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 of the season. However, they are going in as +115 underdogs on the moneyline and 2.5-point dogs on the spread.

Super Bowl winners from the previous season have gone 7-1 S/U in Week 1 over the last eight seasons. As for the spread, defending champs have held their ground as well going 6-2 in that same time span.

The Rams have also gone 5-0 S/U in Week 1 over the last five seasons with four of those being home wins as well.

Betting On Non-Playoff Road Underdogs In Week 1

While this one might be tough to get around, historically road underdogs that failed to make the playoffs from the previous season have turned a massive profit. All time, teams that fit that criteria have gone a whopping 73-46-4 against the spread for $2,348 in total profit.

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There are three teams in Week 1 this season that failed to make the playoffs last season and are road underdogs.

  • New York Giants +6.5 @ Tennessee Titans
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +6.5 @ Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +4 @ Washington Commanders

The non-playoff sports betting trend continues to the total points as well. When two non-playoff teams come together in Week 1, the under on the total points has cashed 58% of the time with a 63-45-1 record for a total profit of $1,492. With seven opportunities, the NFL Week 1 betting trend of taking the under when two non-playoff teams face off, is very present.

  • Cleveland Browns Vs. Carolina Panthers (O/U 42.5)
  • New Orleans Saints Vs. Atlanta Falcons (O/U 42)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Detroit Lions (O/U 46.5)
  • Indianapolis Colts Vs. Houston Texans (O/U 44.5)
  • Denver Broncos Vs. Seattle Seahawks (O/U 41)
  • Baltimore Ravens Vs. New York Jets (O/U 45)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Washington Commanders (O/U 44.5)