WEEK 2 NFL TRENDS

By Bruce Marshall  () 

TAMPA BAY at CAROLINA

The Buccaneers went 3-6-4 against the spread as road dogs the past two years. Bruce Arians just 2-7 in that role his last two years (2016-17) in Arizona. Bucs “under” 12-5 run and fve of past six “under” in series. Tech edge-“Under,” based on “totals” trends.

INDIANAPOLIS at TENNESSEE

With Andrew Luck, the Colts thumped the Titans in both meetings last year, 38-10 and 33-17. Colts have won straight up six of past seven in Nashville. Tech edge-slight to Colts, based on series trends.

LA CHARGERS at DETROIT

Outside of LA (not counting loss at Rams) and as visitor (also not counting London game), the Chargers were 7-0 SU and ATS in regular season LY. Chargers also 11-2-2 ATS as visitor outside of LA in regular season since moving in 2017. Detroit 4-11 as home dog since 2015 (2-3 for Matt Patricia LY). Tech edge-Chargers and “under,” based on team and “totals” trends.

BUFFALO at NY GIANTS

Eli Manning 1-6-1 vs. line at home last season. Giants 0-3-1 spread mark in favorite’s role at MetLife since 2017. Bills “under” 8-2 past 10 away. Tech edge-”Under” and Bills, based on “totals” and team trends.

ARIZONA at BALTIMORE

Ravens are 5-1-1 ATS past seven regular-season games. John Harbaugh has won and covered past threehome openers. Cards 6-10-1 as road dogs the past three seasons. Tech edge-Ravens, based on team trends.

NEW ENGLAND at MIAMI

The Patriots have had trouble in Miami, losing outright and failing to cover fve of past six at Hard Rock. Bill Belichick was 11-4 as visiting chalk in regular season 2016-17 before sagging to 3-5 in role LY. Belichick “under” 15-6 past 21 in regular season. Tech edge-“Under” and slight to Dolphins, based on “totals” and series trends.

DALLAS at WASHINGTON

Dak Prescott is 5-1 ATS against Redskins. Dallas 0-1 as road chalk LY but was 4-1-1 previous season. Dallas “under” 10-2 past 12 away in regular season. Note Jay Gruden covered fve of frst six as dog LY before the QB injuries began to mount. Tech edge-“Under” and Cowboys, based on “totals” and series trends.

JACKSONVILLE at HOUSTON

Texans won and covered both meetings LY, also “under” in both. Houston now on 8-2-1 spread run regular season. Jaguars just 1-4-1 as away dogs LY. Tech edge-Texans, based on team trends.

SEATTLE at PITTSBURGH

Pete Carroll 4-1-1 as dog LY, Russell Wilson 18-7-3 vs. line as dog with Seahawks, who were also “over” eight of last nine LY. Mike Tomlin only 6-9 as Heinz Field chalk past two seasons. Steel “over” 10-3 past 13 at home. Tech edge-Seahawks and “over,” based on team and “totals” trends.

SAN FRANCISCO at CINCINNATI

Bengals 1-5 vs. line last six at home LY, “under” 7-4- 2 last 13. Tech edge-49ers and “under,” based on team and “totals” trends.

MINNESOTA at GREEN BAY

Mike Zimmer 4-0 SU, 3-0-1 vs. line against Packers past two seasons. Vikes “under” 14-5-1 since late 2017 and “under” three of past four vs. GB. Tech edge-“Under” and slight to Vikings, based on “totals” and team trends.

KANSAS CITY at OAKLAND

Chiefs had long dominated vs. line in Oakland though did not cover the past two years. Prior, KC 11-3 ATS preceding 14 at Oakland. Chiefs 11-0 vs. line frst two weeks of season since 2017. Raiders “under” 21-11-1 since 2017. Tech edge-Chiefs and “under,” based on team and “totals” trends. NEW ORLEANS at LA RAMS Drew Brees 3-0 as dog LY, Saints 20-8-1 as dogs since 2014. Rams 4-8 vs. line last 12 regular season LY. Tech edge-Saints, based on team trends.

CHICAGO at DENVER

Broncos “under” past 10, Bears “under” eight in a row since mid-to-late 2018. Tech edge-“Under,” based on “totals” trends.

PHILADELPHIA at ATLANTA

Eagles only 6-12 vs. line past 18 regular-season games. Falcons, however, just 12-21 as home chalk since 2014 (if chalk here). Tech edge-slight to Eagles, if dog, based on extended trends.

CLEVELAND at NY JETS

Browns are 6-3 vs. line past nine away. Jets on 2-8-1 spread skid since late LY. Also no covers last six at home LY for Jets. Tech edge-Browns, based on team trends.

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