Give Thanks for NFL Favorites this Thanksgiving Holiday

Starting this season, the NFL schedule included Thursday Night Football games every week for the first time in league history. In reaction, we analyzed the history of games played on Thursday night in order to find profitable trends that we could apply going forward. Our hypothesis was that short weeks of preparation gave home teams…

Is There Value Betting on NFL Teams Coming off a Bye?

It’s reasonable to assume that an extra week of rest, practice and game-planning would help most NFL teams prepare for their next game, but does this translate to Against the Spread (ATS) performance? With the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions all coming off byes this week, we decided to use our Bet Labs…

Early Line Movement: Week 1 Edition

After months and months of anticipation, the NFL season will kick off tomorrow evening with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants hosting their longtime NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. While the game itself should make for entertaining television, it’s difficult to find value in such an evenly bet game as the host Giants…

NFL Opening Line Report – 9/13/2010

The NFL’s week 1 is not over yet, but we have already taken a look at the opening lines coming in on week 2’s games, with our real-time odds and found some lines that are moving early. Pittsburgh came away from week 1 with a overtime victory over Atlanta in the first of four games…