Examining NFL Key Numbers for Over/Unders

Most sports bettors are familiar with the importance of shopping for the best line and ensuring that you get the best number available. This is particularly true with key numbers — typically multiples of 3 or 7. A disproportionate number of games land on these numbers which increased the significance of getting the hook. While…

Is Peyton Manning Really a Bad Cold-Weather Quarterback?

Following Monday night’s collapse against the Patriots, Peyton Manning’s ability (or inability at that) to perform in cold weather has been a very hot topic among fans and analysts. Everybody seems to be throwing around different stats to back their own opinions, motivating us to look back in our database to find a betting market…

Chiefs vs Broncos: A historic difference of styles

This week’s marquee NFL matchup features the 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs traveling to Denver to take on the 8-1 Broncos.  Their records are similar but everything else about the two teams couldn’t be more different. The Broncos were (and still are) the heavy Super Bowl favorites coming into the season.  The Chiefs were a popular…

Broncos Loss Guarantees Another Losing Week for the Betting Public

Lost in Peyton Manning’s return to Indy, Reggie Wayne’s season-ending injury and a kicker’s ridiculous tackle is that another NFL team, popular among bettors, failed to cover the spread. The Broncos (76% of spread bets) joined the Patriots (77%) as teams that received more than 75% of spread wagers as road favorites and lost straight…