Slant Pattern: Week 2 NFL betting trends Staff

September 09, 2013 at 2:03 pm.

Tom Brady and the Patriots have been mighty tough in home openers recently. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Lindy’s Sports UK correspondent and Britain’s top NFL handicapper Simon Milham takes a look at the betting trends ahead the big week 2 clashes in the NFL…


New York Jets at New England Patriots (-12.5; Total Points Line 44) – Patriots are 9-3 at home against the Jets in the last decade and 10-1 in home openers at Gillette Stadium.

The Pick: New England -12.5

St. Louis Rams at Atlanta Falcons (-6.5; Tot Pnts 47) – Rams have lost last three at Falcons but were 7-1 ATS on the road last season. Over has prevailed in eight of the last nine meetings in Atlanta.

The Pick: Over 47

Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills (+3; Tot Pts 44.5) – Bills own a 4-1 all time record against the Panthers, who were 6-2 ATS on the road last season.

The Pick: Buffalo +3
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (-6; Tot Pts 40.5) – Bears are 11-1 in last 12 home games with the Vikings and the over is 5-2 in last seven meetings in Chicago.

The Pick: Over 40.5
Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers (-6.5; Tot Pts 51) – Packers are 4-1 in last five against Redskins, who went 6-2 ATS on the road last year.

The Pick: Green Bay -6.5
Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts (-3; Tot Pts 42.5) – Colts were 7-1 ATS at home last year. Dolphins have not lost five back-to-back against the Colts since 1977.

The Pick: Miami +3
Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs (+2; Tot Pts 44) – Both Cowboys and Chiefs were 1-7 ATS at home last season but Dallas went 5-3 ATS on the road.

The Pick: Dallas -2
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (-6.5; Tot Pts 42.5) – Browns have lost last 10 to Ravens and nine of their last 10 in Baltimore.

The Pick: Over 42.5
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans (-9; Tot Pts 46) – Tennessee have never lost three straight against Houston in 22 meetings.

The Pick: Tennessee +9
San Diego Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5; Tot Pts 47) – Eagles were 0-7-1 ATS at home last season. In 10 meetings all time, the points total has eclipsed 38 just twice.

The Pick: Under 47
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals (+1.5; Tot Pts 47) – Cards have won last six at home to Lions and nine of the last 12 in the series.

The Pick: Arizona +1.5
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3; Tot Pts 46) – Saints gunning for their fourth straight win over Bucs, something they have not achieved since 1994.

The Pick: Tampa +3
Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders (-5.5; Tot Pts 39.5) – Jaguars went 5-3 ATS on road last season. Oakland went 2-6 ATS at home. Points total has gone over the Vegas line in last three meetings.

The Pick: Over 39.5
Denver Broncos at New York Giants (+3; Tot Pts 52) – Giants’ Eli Manning is 30-20-2 ATS as a dog and will be keen to avenge a pair of losses against QB brother Peyton.

The Pick: New York Giants +3
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-3; Tot Pts 44.5) – Seahawks were 7-1 ATS at home last season and Niners are 1-3 at Seattle since December 2009.

The Pick: Over 44.5
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (-6.5; Tot Pts 40.5) – Steelers are 11-1 in last 12 at Cincinnati, but are 2-4 on road there in month of September.

The Pick: Pittsburgh +6.5