Last Updated: 2017-12-01
Sadly, the National Football League is quickly heading towards the end of the season. With that in mind there are only a few weeks left to enjoy betting on pro football. That is why we have once again gathered all of the betting bits that you need to win big by betting on football.
New York Jets
The New York jets were supposed to be an easy team to beat this season but they have played tough against every team that comes their way. They are a perfect 5-0-1 ATS in the last six games against the AFC, 4-1-1 ATS when playing a team with a winning record and they have paid off in six of the last seven games that they have played at home.
New England Patriots
The Patriots have the best quarterback in football and he is also one of the best at covering the spread. Brady is an amazing 143-96-8 against the spread (ATS) since 2003 and he is 52-41-1 ATS after the month of November during the season.
While Brady may be clutch in the final months of the season Jay Cutler is not. He has cost bettors 30 units when they have bet on a team that Cutler plays quarterback for and he is playing after the month of November. The Dolphins are a team to avoid if he is calling the signals.
The Patriots are playing a divisional game against the Bills and although Tom Brady and the Patriots are one of the best offenses in football, you may want to consider taking the under in this game. Divisional games in weeks 9-17 with a total of 43 or more are 227-158 to the under hitting 59 percent in this spot.
The Colts are in a spiral right now and one of the problems they are having is that they cannot protect the quarterback. Colts signal callers have been sacked 47 times this season which is a huge number. Only two other teams in the entire league have allowed more sacks. This is not good news for a team that faces the Jaguars this week.
The Texans cannot afford to lose again if they want to make the playoffs. They have a divisional game this week against the Tennessee Titans and that may not be a good thing. The Texans have failed to cover in four out of the last five games against a team from the AFC South. They have had success however against the Titans as they are 7-1 ATS in games against the Titans.
The Jaguars are a much better team this year it shows in the point spread. Over the last six years teams favored by 10 or more points are 38-29-1 ATS from Week 13 to Week 17. This number gets better with home teams as they are 41-26-1 ATS in games with double-digit spreads over the same time period. The Jags are now (-10) point favorites over the Colts.
The Titans have the chance to basically eliminate the Texans from playoff contention. The Texans are on a short week after playing on Monday night football against the Ravens. The problem is the Titans are bankroll burning team. The Titans are 16-34-3 ATS when they play a team with a losing record and 18-42-4 ATS in their last 64 games overall. Unless you are expecting a correction in the market, it may be wise to avoid this team.
The Steelers head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals on Monday night football. Despite reports that Ben Roethlisberger may retire is one of the most clutch quarterbacks after the month of November. He is 45-28-1 ATS in the final months of the season and has had incredible success against the Bengals with a 21-7-1 ATS record in his career.
The Baltimore Ravens are winning ugly and the Joe Flacco has been shaky at best, but they have a very good chance to go to the playoffs. They racked up 139 rushing yards against the Texans and they have a soft schedule that will allow this team to get into the playoffs. They may be worth a future bet to make the NFL playoffs if your sportsbook offers this NFL prop.
The Bengals host the Steelers on Monday night football and they would love to pull off the upset. The Bengals have revenge as the Steelers are 20-7-2 ATS in their last 29 meetings. Currently the Bengals are only getting 30 percent of the wagers at the betting window.
The Browns have still yet to win a game this season but they might be worth a wager this week as double digit dogs against the Chargers. The public has bailed on this team and that could be a good thing. Teams that have lost their previous game by seven points or more and are getting 25 percent or less of the bets they are 122-81-2 against the number.
The Raiders host the Giants without Eli Manning this week as touchdown favorites. While it may seem like the Giants are tanking and it is best to avoid them, you may want to reconsider. Big underdogs that have won less than 25 percent of their games in the last few months of the season are 102-68-4 against the number at the betting window.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs play the Jets this weekend and they could really use a win. After a quick start this team has fallen into the dumpster. They are 1-5 ATS in the last six games overall and they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. Until the Chiefs start winning games they should be avoided at all costs.
The Chargers are having a great run and that is why they are giving an incredible 13.5 points to the Browns. However buyers beware. Double digit underdogs after a double digit loss are 109-86-4 against the spread cashing in on a 56 percent clip. The Chargers may sleep walk through this game.
Can things get any worse for the Denver Broncos? Not only does it seem like they have given up on the season they have been one of the worst teams against the spread this year. The Broncos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. This is a team that cannot be trusted right now.