Thursday, January 24, 2013

Top NFL Teams Against The Spread (2010-Present)

The Eagles were not only horrible on the field this season with just four victories against 12 'painful to watch' losses, they were extremely hard on the wallet as well with a costly 3-12-1 record covering against the spread. If the NFL used this record for the college draft order, new head coach Chip Kelly would have the first overall pick as opposed to former head coach Andy Reid having it for real in Kansas City.

In 2011 the Birds matched their 8-8 record straight-up with an 8-8 record ATS which still adds up to a losing season when you take into account the 10 percent vig you pay on each wager. The last time the Eagles were north of .500 on the field was in 2010 when they won the NFC East with a record of 10-6. They would have cost you money that year too with a 7-9 record ATS. You have to go back to the 2009 season when the Birds once again won the division with an overall record of 11-5 to find the last time they were over .500 ATS (9-7).

This little exercise proves that the Eagles were definitely a team to avoid (or bet against) over the past several seasons, but it also begs the question as to which NFL teams have been money makers ATS in recent years.

The following is a link to my thorough examination of this very topic in an article I recently wrote for Sporting Charts.

Top NFL Teams Against The Spread (2010-Present)

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