2013-10-04 07:50:51 - Teams coming off a Monday Night Football game have shown a strong tendency toward an NFL trend over the past three-plus seasons.
One of the more consistent NFL trends since the start of the 2010 season involves the aftereffects of coming off playing a Monday Night Football game, according to research from the sports handicapping website Vegas Experts.
The website found that this specific NFL trend looks at wagering from the perspective of totals. It states that the over has been among the best NFL picks during this span for teams that are playing a game after competing on Monday Night Football, compiling a 73-37 record.
That mark has improved over time, with a 60 percent success rate (42-28) during the first two seasons, followed by a 75 percent winning percentage (24-8) last season. For 2013, going above the listed total has seen seven
of the first eight teams end up as winners.
The success has been consistent enough that selecting either the winner or loser from the previous Monday Night Football game hasn’t made much difference. Winners are 37-18 against the Las Vegas betting line, while losing teams have managed to bounce back with a 36-19 record versus the pointspread.
This weekend, the most recent Monday Night Football opponents, the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins, will be the teams to focus on in this category. The Saints will be facing the Chicago Bears on the road in a game with a total of 48, while the Dolphins will return home to face the Baltimore Ravens in a matchup with a 43.5 total.