2013-10-01 06:58:18 - Based on their winless records, the New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars appear destined for high-scoring games, according to research by sports handicapping website Vegas Experts
Two teams that enter this Sunday’s NFL games with 0-4 records should be prepared for plenty of offense based on research from the sports handicapping website Vegas Experts.
Looking back as far as the 2000 season at winless teams entering the fifth week of action, the website was able to show that there is a strong NFL trend that favors wagering on the over in that contest.
The two teams that meet this less-than-desirable criteria are the New York Giants, who will host the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who will travel to face the St. Louis Rams. The Giants-Eagles game has a current total of 55.5, while the Jaguars-Rams matchup has a much lower total of 41.5.
In a sample size
of 29 games, an average of roughly two contests per season, the over has been the correct betting option under these circumstances 22 times. The longest winning streak for this trend came at the beginning with eight straight overs, a stretch that lasted into the 2004 season.
The only season where there have been no opportunities to test this theory was in 2001, while the 2009 saw the most tests with five games.
Last season, the Giants served as the opponent for the 0-4 Cleveland Browns and won 41-27, easily besting the listed Las Vegas betting total of 44. Later that evening, the 0-4 New Orleans Saints defeated the San Diego Chargers by a score of 31-24, going past the total of 52.