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NFL Betting Update 

The 2021-22 NFL season has been a wild ride. Injuries, personnel changes and COVID-19 have put a wrench into a number of teams’ playoff aspirations. But those factors have also made for one of the most interesting betting seasons in recent memory. The Detroit Lions finally notched their first win of the season in Week 13, but despite that pitiful regular season record, they’ve been one of the most dependable teams against the spread this year. 

The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, are perennial threats to win every week, but they have managed to cover just five times all season. Playing the NFL odds is truly the game within the game; it takes instinct and an insider’s eye to be able to predict the outcome of one of the most unpredictable sports in the world. If you haven’t had a chance to test the NFL betting pool yet, there are still four more weeks of regular season action, so we’ll loop you into the top ATS clubs thus far in the season.

 

NFL Betting Power Rankings – December

Green Bay Packers 10-2 ATS

After a short scare in Week 9, the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl aspirations were restored when their star QB Aaron Rodgers made his triumphant return from the COVID list and avoided significant discipline from the NFL. Oddsmakers have given bettors all they can handle since he rejoined his club, as the Packers have covered in two of the last three games, but by just two and three points respectively. The game they dropped ATS was by just one point against the Vikings, where they also lost SU. 

Arizona Cardinals 9-3 ATS

At one point in the season, the Arizona Cardinals looked unbeatable on the field and in the sportsbook. After some unfortunate injuries to QB Kyler Murray and WR DeAndre Hopkins, which kept both players out of Weeks 9 through 11, the Cards came back down to earth. But with their return in Week 13, Arizona once again got back into the win column and improved their ATS record to 9-3. We expect the Cards to continue to deliver for their betting base as the season draws to a close.

Dallas Cowboys 9-3 ATS

Dallas has been one of the most reliable betting options all season and were perfect ATS through the first eight weeks of the season. While we didn’t expect that to last all year, we also didn’t expect the ‘boys to take a nosedive like they have, going 2-3 ATS in their last five games. It’s been all or nothing for Dallas of late, so be caution betting on silver and blue down the stretch.

New England Patriots 8-4 ATS

It appears as though the Patriots of old have returned. While No. 12 now resides in Tampa Bay, Bill Belichick has resurrected the Patriots’ good name, and with it, their ability to beat the spread and deliver for their betting faithful. After struggling to a 1-4 record ATS to open the season, the Pats have stormed back with seven straight covers. They’re one of the surest bets in the NFL right now.

Detroit Lions 8-4 ATS

If it weren’t for the Lions’ success against the spread, they’d have none at all this season. Their 1-10-1 SU record looks worse than this team actually is. They’ve dropped four games by three points or less this season and have a tie on the road in Pittsburgh. While far from a playoff team, the Lions aren’t as bad as their SU record indicates. The results are some big spreads, which the Lions have been more than able to cover. You can feel confident betting on these basement dwellers. 

Indianapolis Colts 8-5 ATS

Carson Wentz has resurrected his career with the Indianapolis Colts after an offseason trade from the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s led his club to an 8-5 ATS record (7-6 SU) on the year and will need to continue his resurgence if he hopes to get the Colts back in the postseason. They’ve got a Bye in Week 14 and then retake the field against the aforementioned Patriots in Week 15; it’s quickly becoming make or break time for Indi.

Tennessee Titans 7-5 ATS

After suffering the loss of the league’s best running back in Week 8, the Titans have been a shell of their former selves. There was a lot of hype surrounding this team with the addition of Julio Jones to compliment AJ Brown and Henry, and perhaps that’s led to some inflated confidence from the betting public. Tennessee has dropped three straight ATS and look to be at risk of missing the postseason. 

Buffalo Bills 6-4-1 ATS

Equally disappointing this year have been the Buffalo Bills. After a breakout season in 2020-21, QB Josh Allen has failed to build on his career year and his Bills are second in the division at 7-5. Despite that, they’ve maintained a decent ATS record due to their massive +140 point differential. They’ve dropped two of their last three ATS, but we expect them to make a push for a playoff spot down the stretch.

Miami Dolphins 7-5-1 ATS

The Dolphins have surprised many with a 7-5-1 ATS record this season. They’ve dealt with inconsistency at QB all season, so it’s impressive that they’ve managed to hold it together for a plus-.500 ATS record. They’re not a playoff club, so that should play into their favourable odds in the final weeks of the season.

Philadelphia Eagles 7-6 ATS

The Eagles are trying desperately to hang in to the NFC East race, but time is running out on this team. Despite that, they’ve won three of four ATS, albeit by very thin margins. Philly could just as easily have a much worse ATS record, but they’ve found a way. 

Odds to Win 2021-22 NFL MVP 

Tom Brady +165

Time ticks away for the rest of the world, but not for Tom Brady. No. 12 has turned back the clock and is putting up some of the best numbers of his career at the age of 44. 

Josh Allen +450

Allen may be taking a step back statistically this season compared to last, but he’s still a frontrunner in the MVP race, with 26 total touchdowns on the season (fourth in the league). Unfortunately for Allen and the Bills, they’ve been overtaken in the AFC East by the Patriots.

Aaron Rodgers +650

Aaron Rodgers is having another incredible season, leading the Packers to a 9-3 SU (10-2 ATS) record. His value to the team was emphasized in Week 9 when Jordan Love filled in for Rodgers and the team lost 13-7 to the Chiefs.

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*Odds as of December 8th, 2021

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