These 22 NFL facts, including one about theBaltimore Ravens, come to us through RJ Bell of sports-wagering information site, Pregame.com:
Favorites last week won 13 of 14 games straight-up.
9 road favorites this week (no week since 2004 has had more)
Thursday home teams
when playing a road team NOT off a bye
have covered 59% of games since 1990 (Lions, Cowboys, Jets)
Buccs: Covered only 9 of last 32 home games
Chiefs: all home underdogs of more than a touchdown have covered 59% (since 1991)
Cowboys: Covered only 2 of last 13 home games
Cowboys: Romo at home - 3 TDs and 10 INTs this season
Cowboys: Last 3 seasons, underdog has covered 71% of Dallas games (30-12 ATS)
Eagles: Cashed for backers only 1 game out of 10 this season
Eagles: Covered only 3 of last 16 home games
Falcons: Coach Smith as favorite: 31-16 ATS
Giants: Covered only 39% of home games since 1999
Jags: Road team has covered all 10 games this season
Jags: 5 home games, have not loss by less than 17 points in any of them
Packers: won 24 of last 29 games (underdog at Giants)
Lost 3 games by a combined 4 points this season
Won 7 games by a combined 137 points this season
Rams: Jeff Fisher is 81-53 ATS (60%) in career as an underdog.
Ravens: Teams favored week after playing Mike Tomlin’s Steelers: 10-31 ATS
Saints: Giving up over 50 more yards per game this season than ANY team in the last DECADE.
Seahawks: All road favorites off a bye are 26-4 ATS last 30 games
Seahawks: Covered only 36% of games on road since 2002
Steelers: Dick LeBeau has won 14 straight games vs. rookie QBs (in games Steelers starters were not rested)
Steelers: Coach Tomlin after a loss, has won 12 straight games
Projected BCS Point Spread:
Alabama favored by 10-points over Notre Dame
Alabama vs. Notre Dame would be the biggest bet CFB game IN HISTORY
with an estimated $2 BILLION wagered worldwide!
Projected SEC Title Game Point Spread:
Alabama favored by 7-points over Georgia
Projected Hypothetical Undefeated Match-Up:
Alabama favored by 14-points over Ohio State
Alabama favored by 32-points hosting Auburn
33rd meeting between Alabama and Auburn in recorded point-spread history:
This is the biggest spread ever in history of series!
(in fact, no other game in series has had a spread bigger than 21-points)
39th STRAIGHT game overall Alabama is favored!