09/09/2012 11:09 AM
NFL poolies betting cheat sheet: Week 1
Want to handicap Sunday's NFL action but don't have time to research every game? Check out our NFL poolies cheat sheet for all your football wagering needs. We give you quick-hitting notes on all of Week 1's action.
Indianapolis colts at Chicago Bears (-10, 43.5)
Chicago won the teams' last meeting during the 2008 Kickoff Weekend. Forte raced 50 yards for a touchdown and linebacker Lance Briggs returned a fumble 21 yards for a score as the Bears posted a 29-13 victory on Sept. 7, 2008. The Colts are 0-4 ATS in their last four games in Week 1.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings (-4, 39.5)
Minnesota is listing four-time Pro Bowler Adrian Peterson, who is ahead of schedule in his recovery from torn anterior and medial collateral ligaments, as a game-time decision despite Peterson telling reporters he's ready to play. The Jaguars are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 1.
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (-2.5, 38.5)
The Bills are 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings at New York, but the Jets have won seven of the past eight overall meetings, including 28-24 in Week 12 last season.
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans (-11.5, 42.5)
Houston has won all six matchups against the Dolphins, including a 23-13 victory at Miami last season. However, the underdog is 5-1 ATS in those six meetings.
New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans (+5.5, 47)
The Patriots have won six of the last eight games in the series, going 5-3 ATS and 6-2 O/U in that span.
St. Louis Rams at Detroit Lions (-9, 45.5)
The Rams averaged a mere 179.2 passing yards last season, 23rd in the league. Detroit was 22nd versus the pass, allowing 239.4 yards through the air each week. The over is 4-1 in Lions' last five games overall.
Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints (-9, 50.5)
Washington leads the all-time series 15-8 and has won eight of 11 meetings in New Orleans. The Saints won the most recent meeting 33-30 in overtime in 2009. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns (+9.5, 43.5)
Running back Trent Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick, has yet to take a snap after undergoing knee surgery last month but is expected to play Sunday. He will be part of an untested backfield with rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, the 22nd overall selection.
Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs (+2.5, 43.5)
The Falcons are 23-0 when Ryan has a quarterback rating over 100. Opposing QBs recorded an average passer rating of just 79.1 - seventh lowest in the NFL - versus Kansas City last season. The under is 12-2 in Chiefs' last 14 home games.
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers (-5, 46.5)
The Packers have 52 wins on kickoff weekend, tied with Chicago for the most ever. Packers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games in Week 1 and 9-1-2 ATS in their last 12 meetings with the Niners.
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (+1, 41)
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is 4-1 SU against Arizona in his coaching career, however the Seahawks are 1-5 ATS in their last six meetings in Arizona.
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1, 46.5)
The Panthers (6-11) have the worst Week 1 record in the NFL while the Buccaneers (14-22) are fourth-worst. That said, the Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings with the Bucs.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos (-1, 44.5)
Denver QB Peyton Manning is 2-1 with six touchdowns and four interceptions in three career regular-season games against Pittsburgh. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings between Denver and Pittsburgh.
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (-6.5, 41)
The Bengals are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six meetings with their AFC North rivals and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five trips to Baltimore.
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (-1, 46.5)
Oakland is 36-15-1 in home openers, the third-best mark in the NFL. The Raiders have gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games with the Bolts.
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