The 2021 NFL season is upon us. Tampa Bay Buccaneers reign supreme, as the other 31 teams start their campaigns to dethrone them. Get ready for a season of exciting action and explosive fun. If you want to improve your betting knowledge about the NFL, check out our NFL betting tips.
The 2022 NFL Playoffs kick off this weekend with a fantastic slate of six Wild Card Games. It is bound to be an action-packed Saturday and Sunday, as 12 teams battle for a spot in the NFL Divisional Playoffs. So, let’s check out the matchups.
The 5th seed Las Vegas Raiders sneaked into the playoffs in a dramatic last round win against the Los Angeles Chargers, and now in the AFC Wild Card round they will face the 4th seed Cincinnati Bengals. It will be a duel of high-powered aerial attacks led by quarterbacks David Carr and Joe Burrow, who is having a breakout season.
The Raiders are facing an uphill battle on the road against an in-form Bengals team that easily won their regular season match 32-13. The Raiders are a different team compared to that game, but the Bengals are still favorites at home behind the firepower of Joe Burrow and rookie of the year candidate Ja’Marr Chase. The game kicks off the Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, January 15 and is expected to be one of the most competitive ones in the early rounds of the playoffs.
Is it time for revenge, as the AFC’s 6th seed New England Patriots pay a visit to their division rivals, the 3rd seed Buffalo Bills. Can the New England Patriots avenge their two regular season losses against the Bills, in what is expected to be one of the biggest defensive battles in the NFL Playoffs with a late kickoff on Saturday, January 15.
The home team, Bills, have the No. 1 defense in the NFL and under coach Sean McDermott they are yet to lose at home in the playoffs. The Patriots are not slouches either, as their 4th-ranked defense is bound to pose a lot of problems for the Bills. Taking into account the recent struggles of Patriots’ rookie QB, Mac Jones, the Bills led by Josh Allen are the clear favorites at home.
The early kickoff of Sunday, January 16, NFL Wild Card Playoffs is reserved for the NFC matchup between the 2nd seed, and defending SuperBowl champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the surprise playoff team in the 7th seed Philadelphia Eagles. The Bucs quarterback Tom Brady is writing his own chapter in the history books, chasing his 8th SuperBowl win and the Philadelphia Eagles are the first team standing in his way.
With a number of injuries on defense, the Bucs have relied on the 2nd-ranked offense to get here, especially their prolific air attack, which is ranked No. 1 in the NFL. The Eagles play a contrasting style of football, behind their dual-threat QB Jalen Hurts and No. 1 rushing attack in the NFL. The Bucs are a massive favorite here, as few expect the Eagles defense to be able to contain the Bucs high-powered offensive machine. This could quickly turn into a one-sided affair.
The second Sunday, January 16 kickoff is reserved for a classic NFC playoff rivalry between the 3rd seed Dallas Cowboys and the 6th seed San Francisco 49ers. The Cowboys have been on a hot streak recently, winning 5 out of their last 6 matches, but the 49ers have impressed in the way they have turned around their season, winning 7 out of their last 9 games, including two impressive overtime wins against playoff teams, the Rams and the Bengals.
The Cowboys will have to rely on their No.1 ranked offense, led by QB Dak Prescott. Their offense has been prolific in both the air and on the ground, ranking within Top 10 in both categories. The 49ers are a defensive team before all and their 3rd-ranked defense, along with 7th-ranked offense are a potent blend that has demolished teams in the second half of the season.
This promises to be a playoff classic, where key matchups, such as QBs Dak Prescott and Jimmy Garoppolo and coaches Kyle Shannahan and Mike McCarthy. As of now, the Cowboys have a slight edge playing at home.
The final Sunday, January 16 game sees the 2nd seed Chiefs host the 7th seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The fact that the Steelers made the playoffs in Big Ben’s last season in the NFL, in one of the most difficult divisions in the NFL is a testament to Mike Tomlin’s coaching and man management. Unfortunately, the road only gets harder from here, as they will face the perennial SuperBowl challengers, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Andy Reid’s Chiefs had a terrible start to the season and had everyone questioning their SuperBowl credentials. Still, they managed to pull it together and get their season back on track behind the 3rd-best offense in the NFL. If the Steelers are to win this one, it will probably be due to Kansas City’s poor, 27th-placed defense. Yet, there is no doubt that the Chiefs are a massive favorite here and many expect a blowout win.
The final game of the NFL Wild Card round will be played on Monday, January 17 and the 4th seed Los Angeles Rams will host their division rivals, the 5th seed Arizona Cardinals. This promises to be an interesting matchups, as the teams split their regular season series 1-1 with the away team winning both games.
The Arizona Cardinals have enjoyed a fantastic start to their season, but have cooled off recently, losing their division and home field advantage in the playoffs. The Cardinals are one of the best road teams in the NFL and that is promising for QB Kyler Murray, as he makes his first playoff start. The Rams QB Matt Stafford is under a lot of pressure, after throwing the league-high 15 interceptions and an abysmal playoff record in his career. The Rams will have to rely on their impressive defensive pass rush led by Aaron Donald and Von Miller, to create turnover opportunities. The Rams are a slight favorite in this one, but the game could easily go both ways.
NFL 2021 Title Favorites and Odds
Fans are eagerly anticipating the start of the 2021 National Football League season and hoping they can see their favourite teams get to the top. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a Super Bowl last season after going 12 years without a postseason appearance in part due to signing Tom Brady.
NFL futures bets can be placed well in advance of the 2021 NFL season based on the NFL Betting Tips. Some even choose to go for the biggest possible market value and wager on Super Bowl. In light of this, let’s take a look at some teams whose odds represent the best value while the numbers are still fairly raw.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a definite favourite at the moment, with odds fluctuating around +600. This is all due to Tom Brady’s transfer, and there is no hiding that. The Buck even managed to win eight consecutive games last season with Brady, and the future is looking good for them. Though Brady has previously had knee surgery in the past, the longer, 17-game season poses an additional risk.
Moving on to a contender worth watching: Cleveland Browns. With current odds at +1600, the team’s rookie class includes key players such as cornerback Greg Newsome II, playmaking linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, and explosive receiver Anthony Schwartz. This puts the Browns in an interesting position this season.
Some other favourites this season are Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, and Baltimore Ravens. But, let’s see how the first week of the NFL evolves, to start making additional NFL Betting Tips.
NFL Predictions & Tips for Today
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NFL Betting Stats
If you’re thinking of betting on the NFL, a good start is to consider a large sample size of NFL betting stats. This can help you identify historical biases present in the market and advantages for teams in certain situations. Let’s first look at straight up win-loss NFL betting stats. The data reflects NFL game and betting results since the 2003 NFL season.
Straight Up Win-Loss NFL Stats
Below we can see win and loss percentages for teams in certain situations. For example, we can see that home teams win just over 57% of NFL games. Historically home field advantage has been worth around 3 points, but this has been challenged recently, with many now believing the advantage to be around 2 points. We can also see an advantage for teams coming off a bye week. Teams in such situations have won just over 55% of their games since 2003.
After A Bye Week
After A Win
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Betting Against The Spread (ATS) NFL Stats
When we consider results against the spread, we can identify a few market biases to consider when betting on NFL games. Firstly, away teams have won just over 51% of bets against the spread since 2003, likewise underdogs have won almost 51%. As a result, we can see that underdogs playing away games have won against the spread almost 52% of the time. While 52% is not a strike rate to profit given standard bookmaker odds of 1.90 for NFL spread betting, it is certainly a bias to keep in mind. Further we can see that teams coming off a bye have covered the spread in just over 52% of games.
ATS WIN PCT
ATS LOSS PCT
After A Bye Week
After A Win
After A Loss
Over Under NFL Betting Stats
When we look at points totals, we can see a distinct bias in games featuring teams from the same division, with those games finishing under the points total line just over 53% of the time since 2003. This can be explained by the fact that divisional teams play each other twice each season and are therefore defensively better prepared than when playing teams out of division. In non division games and non conference g ames, where teams play each other rarely, these games have finished with over the points total line almost 52% of the team. Another bias to keep in mind when betting on NFL points totals.
OVER WIN PCT
UNDER WIN PCT
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Non Division Games
Regular Season Games
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In pure betting terms, there are so many NFL betting markets, fans are spoiled for choice. During the NFL season there are a wide range of NFL betting markets to choose from, many of them in-play.
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The bettingexpert NFL betting guide will provide you with all the information you need to improve the profit margins of your NFL betting. This includes advice on betting on the most popular NFL betting markets, to the more specific guide on the science of NFL betting.
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Do Your Preseason Research
The weeks leading up to the start of a new NFL season is known as the preseason. During this time, teams are in heavy training, and will partake in friendly games. This is the ideal time to assess which teams are looking like contenders, and which teams aren’t. Such research could both save you money on losing NFL bets and increase your profits.
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Before betting on the outcome of an NFL game, check how the two teams matchup Head-to-Head wise, i.e., how have their previous six meetings ended? Which team has won the most? Did one team perform better at home or away? Has either team got stronger or weaker since their most recent meeting? You may have been all set to back a team, and then after checking the head-to-head, realize that their opponents have their number!
Look Out For The Upset
Because of its bruising nature and high rate of injuries, it’s almost impossible for an NFL team to keeps its best eleven players on the field throughout the season. Having a couple of key players out injured can result in even the best teams becoming vulnerable. Keep an eye on the injury list of NFL players.
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