Redskins (1-7) @ Bills (5-2)— Washington scored total of 36 points in last five games, with no TD’s on 14 drives in last two games; they’re 13-9 ATS in last 22 games as a road underdog, 2-1 TY. Redskins’ last five games stayed under the total. Buffalo allowed 21-31 points in splitting last two games, after giving up 14 ppg in first five games; they’re 0-3 ATS as a home favorite this year. Since ’12, Bills are 33-25-1 ATS coming off a loss; five of their seven games stayed under total. Buffalo won six of last seven series games, losing last meeting 35-25; Redskins lost last three visits here, but also haven’t been here since ’03. AFC East favorites are 5-3 ATS this year outside the division, 3-3 at home; NFC East road underdogs are 5-2 ATS.
Titans (4-4) @ Panthers (4-3)— Tennessee scored 23+ points in their wins, 17 or less in losses (7 or less in 3 of 4 losses); they’re 2-0 in Tannehill starts, converting 11-24 third down plays- five of their last seven games stayed under total. Titans are 11-21 ATS in last 32 games as a road dog, 1-2 TY. Carolina won four of its last five games but lost two of three at home; they’re 9-11 ATS in last 20 games as a home favorite, 1-1 TY. Panthers converted only 9 of last 40 third down plays; their last three games went over total. Home side lost four of last five series games; Titans won 37-17/30-3 in last two visits to Charlotte. AFC South road underdogs are 8-2 ATS outside their division; NFC South non-divisional favorites are 2-5 ATS, 2-4 at home.
Bears (3-4) @ Eagles (4-4)— Eagles won last four series games, last of which was 16-15 upset (+6.5) win in LY’s playoffs, when they tipped a last-second Chicago FG to seal the win. Bears lost last two visits here, 54-11/31-3. Chicago lost its last three games overall, allowing 25.7 ppg; they won both their true road games- this is their first true road game since Week 3. Chicago is 7-10 ATS in last 17 games as a road underdog; they allowed 15 or fewer pints in their three wins, are 0-4 when allowing more than 15 points. Philly ran ball for 218 yards in LW’s 31-13 win, after running for 102.3 ypg the three games before that; Iggles are 3-8 ATS in last 11 games as a home favorite, 1-2 TY. Philly scored 31+ points in its wins, 18.5 ppg in their losses.
Vikings (6-2) @ Chiefs (5-3)— Chiefs lost last three home games but still lead AFC West; backup QB Moore played well in 31-24 home loss to Packers LW, but he ain’t Mahomes (check status), and has started only six games since 2011. Chiefs allowed 28+ points in four of last six games; they’re 17-19 ATS in last 36 home games. Vikings won last four games, have extra prep time after LW’s Thursday win; they were held to 16-6 points in their losses, are 6-0 scoring more than 16. Under Zimmer, Vikings are 26-18 ATS on the road. Home side won last five series games; Vikings lost last four trips to Arrowhead, all by 5 or fewer points. NFC North teams are 11-7-1 ATS outside the division, 4-2-1 on road; AFC West teams are 10-12, 3-7 at home.
Jets (1-6) @ Dolphins (0-7)— How are the Jets a road favorite over anyone? Adam Gase coaches against his old team for first time here; he was 23-26 SU in Miami. Gang Green already has five loses by 14+ points; they’re been outscored 93-35 in three road games, are 3-5-1 ATS in last nine games as a road favorite. Jets converted only 9 of last 70 third down plays. Short week for 0-7 Miami team that covered its last three games, but has been outscored 130-20 in second half of games this season. Dolphins are -14 in turnovers, with only one takeaway in last four games; five of their last six games stayed under total. Dolphins won last three series games, by 3-8-7 points; Jets lost their last two visits here. Miami is 6-4 ATS in last ten games as a series underdog
Colts (5-2) @ Steelers (3-4)— Indy won three in row, five of last six games; they’re 3-0 ATS on road this year, with only road loss in OT vs Chargers in Week 1. Colts allowed 30-31 points in their two losses, are 5-0 allowing fewer than 30. Steelers won three of last four games after an 0-3 start, covering four of last five; they’re 7-10 ATS in last 17 games as a home favorite, 1-2 TY. Wasn’t impressed by Monday’s win over a hideous Miami team, but Steelers have had a positive turnover ratio in each of their last six games (+9 for year). Pitt won last five series games, with last loss in ’08; Colts lost 14 of last 15 visits here, with that ’08 game the only win. AFC South non-divisional road teams are 9-2 ATS; AFC North home teams are 0-11 ATS.
Lions (3-3-1) @ Raiders (3-4)— Oakland lost its last two games, allowing 42-27 points; this is their first home game since Week 2. Raiders are 5-9-2 ATS in last 16 games with spread of 3 or fewer points. Four of their last five games went over. Detroit lost three of its last four games; six of their seven games were decided by 6 or fewer points. Under Patricia, Lions are 6-2 ATS as road underdogs, 5-4 in games with spread of 3 or fewer points. Four of their last five games went over the total. Detroit allowed 91 points in last three games; they’ve held only one team (LAC) under 23. Detroit won last four series games, including last two visits here; their last loss to Oakland was in ’96. NFC North teams are 11-7-1 ATS outside the division, 4-2-1 on road.
Buccaneers (2-5) @ Seahawks (6-2)— These teams came into the NFL together in ’76. Tampa Bay is playing its 5th straight game away from home; they’ve turned ball over 11 times on 29 drives the last two games (-9)- maybe Arians should call the plays? Bucs scored 32.5 ppg in four games with no or one turnover; they lost other three games by 14-16-4 points. Tampa is 2-5-4 ATS in last 11 games on artificial turf. Seattle won four of last five games but split their four home games, with both wins by a single point; they’re 0-4 ATS as a home favorite this year, 4-11-1 since ’17. Home side won five of last six series games; Bucs lost four of last six visits to Seattle. NFC South non-divisional road underdogs are 5-6 ATS; NFC West home faves are 2-6.
Browns (2-5) @ Broncos (2-6)— Denver didn’t allow an offensive TD in either of its wins; they’re 0-6 when giving up more than 13 points. Flacco (neck) is out; Brandon Allen gets his first NFL action- he started for 2.5 years at Arkansas in SEC. Backup QB Rypien also has no NFL snaps. Broncos are 1-3 at home, with two losses with 2 points- they’re 8-5 ATS in last 13 games as a home underdog. Six of their eight games went under. Cleveland lost its last three games, giving up 30 ppg; they split their four road games. Since 2013, Browns are 1-3 as road favorites, 1-0 TY, when they beat Jets, who also had a backup QB playing. Denver won seven of last eight series games, losing 17-16 to the Browns LY- they won four of last five meetings played here.
Packers (7-1) @ Chargers (3-5)— Packers won last four games, scoring 32.5 ppg; they converted 14 of last 23 3rd down plays. GB won/covered all three road games, is 12-9 ATS in last 21 games as a road favorite- five of their last six games went over. Chargers lost three of last four games; only one of their eight games was decided by more than 7 points. LA is 1-3 at home, with only win in OT; their home losses are by 7-7-7 points. Bolts are 2-7 ATS in last nine games as a home underdog. Green Bay won 10 of last 11 series games; Packers won their last six visits to San Diego- hard to imagine stadium in Carson won’t be full of mostly Packer fans. NFC North teams are 11-7-1 ATS outside the division, 4-2-1 on road; AFC West teams are 10-12, 3-7 at home.
Patriots (8-0) @ Ravens (5-2)— New England defense has allowed only four TD’s on 96 drives, while scoring four TD’s of their own; they’re 17-10 ATS in last 27 games as a road favorite, 3-1 TY. Only one of its eight wins was by less than 14 points; their turnover rate is +17. Only close game (@ Buffalo) was only time they lost field position battle. Ravens are 13-4 ATS in last 17 post-bye games; they won last three games, scoring 26.3 ppg; they’ve scored 23+ points in every game this year. Baltimore is 5-3 ATS in last eight games as a home underdog. Six of eight NE games stayed under total. NE won 10 of last 13 series games (2-2 in playoffs); Patriots won three of last four visits to Baltimore. Average total in last three series games is 54.
Cowboys (4-3) @ Giants (2-6)— Dallas (-7) beat Giants 35-17 in season opener, with five TD drives of 75+ yards; they averaged 12.7 yards/pass attempt, scoring three TD’s of 20+ yards. Cowboys won last five series games, winning 30-10/36-35 in last two series games here- they lost here 24-22 to Jets three weeks ago. Dallas lost three of last four games overall; they’ve scored 31+ points in all four of their wins, 10-24-22 in their losses. Last two years, Cowboys are 1-3 ATS as a road favorite; they’re 5-3 ATS last eight times they were favored over the Giants. Big Blue lost its last four games, losing last two weeks by 6-5 points; under Shurmur, Giants are 1-7 ATS when getting points at home. Last four games, NYG opponents are 26-53 on third down.