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Here are some of the top trends for this weekend’s slate of NFL games.
49ers: On Monday Night Football: 37-12 ATS (76%).
Bears: No covers in the last 9 games before playing Minnesota.
Chiefs: Have not been favored against San Diego since 2005. Are 1-10 ATS when favored in division.
Cowboys: Underdog has covered 71% of Dallas games (41-17 ATS the last 4 seasons); Any team off 30+ point loss before bye has gone 15-4 ATS.
Dolphins, Steelers: Any team following a win as a home underdog: 5-23 ATS.
Lions: Any team favored the week after playing Mike Tomlin’s Steelers is 13-33 ATS.
Packers: 12-2 ATS in division games.
Panthers: Covered 6 straight, beating the spread by a combined 82 points.
Patriots: First time as underdogs in back-to-back games since 2006; 15-2 ATS as an underdog following a loss; First time as home underdogs since Nov. 7, 2005 (2,938 days ago!). There have been 708 home underdogs since. Rams have been home dogs 45 times during this span; Have won 35 of 38 regular season games in Foxboro.
Redskins: Home underdogs on Monday Night Football have covered only 42% of the time since 2001.
Steelers: Last time Pittsburgh was an underdog vs. Cleveland was 2003 (the time before that: 1994)
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