NFL Teams’ Records Against the Spread: Three Tied Atop ATS Standings, Unders Still Trending

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As the old saying goes “Good teams win, but great teams cover.” A bad team can lose a game outright, cover the spread, and still be a darling to sports bettors everywhere!

Through 12 weeks of NFL action, a few betting trends have emerged. It’s been the year of the Underdog, as teams getting points have cashed at an impressive 97-76-5 (56%) clip against the spread heading into Week 13. A $100 bettor would be up $1,340 by betting underdogs across the board at the standard -110 juice.

Not impressive enough? How about, then, the rate at which Unders are hitting? Through 12 weeks, the Under has hit 101-76-2 (56%) for the season. That same $100 bettor would be up $1,740 so far this season by betting Unders in every game.

Not! Too! Shabby!

Unfortunately for most public bettors, they tend to bet favorites and Overs.

Let’s take a look at some more NFL Betting Trends, and see which team has been performing the best (or worst) ATS and with Over/Under totals.

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NFL Trends: Best Teams Against the Spread

The Philadelphia Eagles remain the NFL’s best team through Week 12, with only one loss to the Commanders this season. They’re the current No. 1 seed in the NFC, but would it surprise you to learn they’ve been fairly average against the spread? While the Eagles are a sparkling 10-1 on the season, the Eagles are only 6-5 ATS this season.

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Then there’s the Minnesota Vikings, off to a fantastic 9-2 start. The Vikings are just one game behind the Eagles in the NFC, but also sport a fairly mediocre record against the spread. The Vikings are just 5-5-1 ATS through 12 weeks.

How about the miserable Detroit Lions? With one of the league’s worst records at 4-7, the Lions’ playoff hopes are all but dashed heading into December. But for sports bettors? The Lions have been a covering machine, with a stellar 7-4 record against the spread.

As for this year’s best team against the spread? It’s a tie! Each of the Bengals, Giants, and Titans own impressive 8-3 records ATS this NFL season.

Mike Vrabel and the Tennessee Titans are one of the NFL's best teams against the spread
Mike Vrabel and the Tennessee Titans are one of the NFL’s best teams against the spread(AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

As for the worst of the worst, the defending Super Bowl Champions Los Angeles Rams continue to underperform expectations. The Rams are dead last in the NFL against the spread. After their loss to the Chiefs, the Rams dropped to 2-7-2 against the spread this season.

Also read: NFL Week 13 early betting trends | Week 13 betting tips

NFL Trends: Best Over/Under Teams

Betting the Under across the board would have earned you a nice return through 12 weeks. However, there are a few teams that are absolutely crushing these low totals.

The Denver Broncos are the biggest beneficiaries of this Under trend. The $250 Million Dollar Russel Wilson Experiment has been a disaster in the Mile High City. The total has gone Under in ten of eleven games for the Broncos, who have scored more than 20 points only twice this season.

As for Over bettors, you’d be surprised to learn the Chicago Bears have the best Over record against the spread this season. While the Bears have a 3-9 regular season record, they own a league-leading 8-3-1 record towards the Over this season.

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NFL Trends: ATS and Over/Under Records

Here’s the complete list of NFL teams with their respective records across the various betting markets.

Table 1    
TeamNFL RecordATS RecordOver/Under Record
Arizona Cardinals
4-86-66-4-2
Atlanta Falcons5-77-56-6
Baltimore Ravens7-44-6-14-7
Buffalo Bills8-35-5-13-8
Carolina Panthers4-86-64-8
Chicago Bears3-94-7-18-4
Cincinnati Bengals7-48-34-6-1
Cleveland Browns4-75-67-3-1
Dallas Cowboys8-37-45-6
Denver Broncos3-83-81-10
Detroit Lions4-77-47-4
Green Bay Packers4-84-86-6
Houston Texans1-9-14-6-14-7
Indianapolis Colts4-7-15-73-9
Jacksonville Jaguars4-74-75-6
Kansas City Chiefs9-24-6-15-6
LA Chargers6-57-45-5-1
LA Rams3-82-7-24-7
Las Vegas Raiders4-75-66-4-1
Miami Dolphins8-36-55-6
Minnesota Vikings9-25-5-16-5
New England Patriots6-56-4-15-6
New Orleans Saints4-84-86-6
NY Giants7-48-34-7
NY Jets7-47-44-7
Philadelphia Eagles10-16-57-4
Pittsburgh Steelers4-75-5-15-6
San Francisco 49ers7-46-54-7
Seattle Seahawks6-56-56-5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-63-7-12-9
Tennessee Titans7-48-33-8
Washington Commanders7-57-4-14-8

Also check: NFL Week 13 odds | Super Bowl 57 odds 

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