Our general opinion is that handicapping trends are for bettors who want to fill the sportsbook’s pockets. However there are some trends that are based on a bit of logic. One of the better betting trends is the after playing a certain divisional rival.
The theory is that after an emotional game against a team in their own division they may suffer a letdown in the following week or after a physically intense game they may be a little beat up going into their next match-up.
While as mentioned there is some logic to this handicapping trend we don’t recommend that you place a wager solely by this information. Instead use this information as one of the many handicapping tools that are required to make a profit betting the NFL.
Below we have listed the best and worst records of teams after playing a certain divisional opponent.
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|Buffalo Bills after Miami Dolphins||7-28 (20.0%)|
|Houston Texans after Jacksonville
|Jacksonville Jaguars after Indianapolis
|Arizona Cardinals after St Louis Rams||6-11 (35.3%)|
|Dallas Cowboys after New York Giants||11-17-3 (39.3%)|
|Detroit Lions after Green Bay Packers||14-21 (40.0%)|
|San Francisco 49ers after Seattle
|Cincinnati Bengals after Baltimore
|New York Jets after Miami Dolphins||13-19-1 (40.6%)|
|Atlanta Falcons after Carolina Panthers||9-13-1 (40.9%)|
|Denver Broncos after Kansas City Chiefs||21-14 (60.0%)|
|Detroit Lions after Chicago Bears||21-14 (60.0%)|
|Tennessee Titans after Jacksonville
|Chicago Bears after Green Bay Packers||20-12-1 (62.5%)|
|Dallas Cowboys after Philadelphia Eagles||22-13-1 (62.9%)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers after Cincinnati
|Detroit Lions after Minnesota Vikings||21-12-1 (63.6%)|
|Cincinnati Bengals after Cleveland
|San Francisco 49ers after Arizona
|Philadelphia Eagles after New York
|Carolina Panthers after New Orleans
|Indianapolis Colts after Tennessee
|Jacksonville Jaguars after Houston
|Oakland Raiders after New York Jets||7-3 (70.0%)|
|Buffalo Bills after New England Patriots||26-8-1 (76.5%)|
|Baltimore Ravens after Cleveland Browns||11-3-1 (78.6%)|
|Cleveland Browns after Cincinnati