Here are OddsFanatic’s 2021 NFL Betting Tips Week 1 for you!
Odds/Point Spread: Patriots (-1.5)
The Miami Dolphins finished the season with a 10-6 record. In their most recent game, the Dolphins lost by a score of 56-26 against the Bills. Tua Tagovailoa connected on 35/58 passes for 361 yards and 1 touchdown. He ended the game with three interceptions and a quarterback rating of 62.5. The Dolphins’ Myles Gaskin rushed for 20 yards on 2.9 yards per carry. Lynn Bowden Jr. had 8 receptions for 44 yards, which earned him 5.5 yards per catch.
The Miami Dolphins ran the ball 20 times for 70 yards and gained 3.5 average yardage per tote, which ended up being their overall performance rating (PER). For the game, they had 80 plays, resulting in a total of 454 yards. Miami gave up 24 completions on 38 attempts for 377 yards, while a 63.2 percent completion was achieved for Miami. On the ground, Miami gave up 78 yards on 25 attempts, which equals 3.1 yards per carry allowed.
Getting into the end zone is a difficult task for any team. The Miami Dolphins, on average, held 25.3 points per game last season. They gained 105.5 yards on the ground as a unit, putting them 22nd in the NFL. The previous season, the Dolphins amassed 5,424 yards.
Miami scored 24 air touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns last year. As a team, the Dolphins gained 207 first downs and committed 74 fouls for 635 yards in infractions. The Dolphins had 20 giveaways (13 interceptions and 7 fumbles).
The Dolphins allowed 4,024 yards in the air, putting them 23rd in the league. They allowed 251.5 yards passing and 62.9 percent completions on average per game last season while giving up 367.9 yds. The team finished 20th in the NFL with 367.9 yards given up each game. They gave up 21 passing touchdowns as well as 17 rushing touchdowns in 2020.
For the prior season, they allowed 4.5 yards each carry and 116.4 rushing yards on average. In 16 games, they surrendered 1,862 yards on the ground. The Dolphins were ranked sixth in terms of team defense, allowing 21.1 points per game.
The Patriots finished the year with a 7-9 record. New England Patriots clinched a 28-14 win over the Jets in their final game of the season. With 4.8 yards per carry, Sony Michel ran the ball 16 times for 76 yards for the Patriots. The leading receiver for New England was Jakobi Meyers, who had 6 receptions for 68 yards (11.3 yds per catch). Cam Newton (3 TDs) went 21/30 for 242 yards and a 127.4 QB rating.
With no interceptions and a longest pass completion of 31 yards, he helped keep the ball away from the opposition. The Patriots allowed 25 runs for 111 yards (4.4 yards per carry). The team’s passing defense gave up a completion rate of 67.6 percent, allowing 239 yards on 23 completions for 34 passing. The Patriots ended the game with 404 yards, and they ran 63 plays (6.4 yards per play). New England rushed for 5.7 yards per carry in total, accumulating 166 rushing yards on 29 carries.
In terms of their offensive scoring, the Patriots were 27th among all teams in football with 20.4 points per game. Last season, the Patriots amassed 2,890 air passing yards and 180.6 passing yards per game, placing them 30th in the league. They gained an average of 146.6 yards on the ground and 2,346 for the season.
The New England Patriots had an average of 327.3 yards which put them 27th in the league. In terms of hurting your team the New England attack produced 534 penalty yards on 62 infractions, placing it 32nd in the NFL. The Patriots had 14 interceptions while losing 5 fumbles and collected 157 first downs last season.
Last season, the New England Patriots gave up 2,103 yards rushing (131.4 yards/game) and 17 rushing touchdowns. In the 2020 NFL season, they had 22 turnovers (4 fumbles and 18 interceptions).
They allowed 22 touchdowns through the air and 222.3 yards per game, placing them eighth in the National Football League. The Patriots’ defense was on the field for 982 plays, which was second highest in the NFL.
They conceded 353 points throughout the year. New England Patriots gave up 22.1 points per game, which was good for 7th in the league.
Who will win the Miami Dolphins/New England Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Miami +1.5
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Odds/Point Spread: Rams (-7)
The Chicago Bears finished the year with an 8-8 record. In their last game, the Bears faced the Saints and fell 21-9. David Montgomery was the leading rusher for Chicago with 12 carries for 31 yards (2.6 yards per carry). By catching 6 passes for 54 yards, Allen Robinson had an average of 9.2 yards per reception. Mitchell Trubisky went 19-of-29 for 199 yards and one touchdown.
He completed the game without throwing a interception, with a rating of 96.8 and without turning it over himself. On the ground, Chicago gave up 123 yards on 35 rushing attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per run allowed. The Bears surrendered 262 passing yards on 39 pass attempts and a completion percentage of 71.8 percent. On that day, they had 49 plays and 239 yards. The Chicago Bears ran 19 times for 48 yards, which generated an average of 2.5 yards per carry.
The Chicago Bears average 23.3 points per game in the end zone. They had an average of 102.9 yards in the run game, which placed them 25th in the football league. The Chicago Bears had 5,302 total yards in NFL 2020 season.
The team scored 26 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. The Bears’ offense had 218 first downs in total, and they were called for 88 penalties totaling 777 yards. They gave it away 22 times (16 interceptions and 6 fumbles lost).
The Bears gave up 3,705 yards through the pass during the season, placing them 12th in the league. They allowed 231.6 yards through the pass and 64.0% completions in 16 games last season. They surrendered 344.9 yards per game, placing them 11th in nation football.
The Bears allowed 28 passing scores and 11 rushing touchdowns last season. Last year, the opposition ran for 4.1 yards per carry and 113.4 rushing yards on average each game. Overall, they allowed 1,814 yards on the ground in 16 games. The Bears were 14th in the NFL in terms of opposing offenses scoring, conceding 23.1 points per game.
The Rams ended their last NFL season with a 10-6 record. The last time they played was in Week 16, when they lost 32-18 against the Packers. In case you Missed it, Jared Goff went 21/27 with 174 yards in the air and for a QB rating of 105.9 and no interceptions as he kept the ball away from defenders. His longest completion was 28 yds. Cam Akers ran the ball 18 times for 90 yds, achieving a record of 5.0 yards per attempt for Los Angeles in the game.
In terms of receiving for Los Angeles, Robert Woods had the best day by catching 8 passes with a 6.0 yards average totalling in 48 yards. The Rams ran the ball 19 times for 96 yards and a 5.1 average. The Rams had 244 total yards and ran 50 plays (4.9 yds per play). L.A.’s pass defense allowed a completion rate of 63.9 percent, giving up 296 yards on 23 of 36 passes. Los Angeles gave up 188 rushing yards on 36 attempts (5.2 yards per rush).
The Los Angeles Rams posted a 377-yard average, which put them 11th in the NFL last season. They had 14 interceptions and 11 fumbles, with 206 first downs. They ran for 2,018 yards on average in total while averaging 126.1 rush yards per game. The Los Angeles offense committed 655 yards of penalties on 71 infractions, putting it 31st in the NFL in terms of assisting the opponent.
Last year, the Rams had 4,014 passing yards and an average of 250.9 pass attempts per game, putting them 13th among all NFL teams in terms of total air yards and pass attempts. In terms of the numbers on the board, the Rams finished 22nd in the NFL with a score of 23.3 PPG.
They ranked first in the NFL in terms of allowing 18.5 points per game last season. In total, they gave up 296 points during the 2020 campaign. Last NFL season, the Rams allowed 1,460 rushing yards (91.3 y/g) and 12 rushing touchdowns in Los Angeles.
They gave up 17 touchdowns via the pass and 190.7 yards per contest, which was good for first in the league. The Los Angeles Rams’ defense played 989 plays during the 2020 season, placing them third in the NFL. In previous year’s campaign, their defense had 22 turnovers (eight fumble recoveries and 14 interceptions).
Who will win the Chicago Bears/Los Angeles Rams NFL game against the spread?
OddsFanatic’s Pick: Take the Chicago +7
Odds/Point Spread: Bills (-6.5)
The Steelers concluded their season with a 12-4 record. In their final game of the year Pittsburgh lost to the Cleveland Browns by a score of 48-37. Ben Roethlisberger went 47 of 68 for 501 yards and 4 touchdowns. Steelers’ quarterback tossed 4 interceptions and had an 85.5 QB rating. Smith-Schuster had 157 yards on 13 receptions for a 12.1 average, while Conner was the Steelers’ top rusher with 11 carries for 37 yards.
They had 84 plays in the game, resulting in 553 yards. The Steelers ran the ball 16 times and gained 52 yards, which came out to 3.3 yards per carry on average. Against the run Pittsburgh Steelers gave up 127 yards on 31 rushes against the run, which comes out to an average of 4.1 yards per rush surrendered. On 34 attempts, 21 completions were recorded for 263 yards with a completion rate of 61.8 percent against the run.
The Steelers gained 5,354 yards last season. They gave the ball away to their opponents 18 times (11 interceptions and 7 fumbles). Through the air, Pittsburgh scored 35 touchdowns and 12 on the ground.
The Steelers had a total of 206 first downs as a team, and they committed 81 infractions for 691 yards. They averaged 84.4 yards on the ground, placing them 32nd in the football league. The Pittsburgh Steelers were scoring 26.0 points per game in their quest for the endzone.
The Steelers allowed 3,110 yards in passing which put them third in the NFL. Through the air, they gave up 194.4 yards per game last season and a 56.7 percent completion rate. They allowed 305.8 yards per game, which put them third in the league. The team allowed 22 passing TDs and 13 rushing touchdowns last season.
They gave up an average of 4.3 yards per carry and 111.4 yards on the ground each game in 2020 NFL season. In 16 games last season, they gave up 1,783 rushing yards. The Steelers were third in the league in terms of their opponents’ points scored, allowing 19.5 points per game.
The Bills finished their campaign with a 13-3 record. The Bills lost by a score of 38-24 when they played the Chiefs last season in their final game. Josh Allen (2 touchdowns) went 28/48 for 287 yards and two touchdowns in the 38-24 loss to Buffalo Bills. His passer rating was 80.8 while he had one interception, and his longest pass went 34 yards. In terms of catching for the Bills, Cole Beasley had the finest day with 7 receptions for 88 yards (12.6 yards per catch). For Buffalo, Josh Allen rushed the ball 7 times for 88 yards and ended with 12.6 yards per carry.
The Bills finished the game with 363 yards, and they ran 70 plays (5.2 yards each). Buffalo rushed for 7.2 yards per carry, totalling 129 yards on 18 attempts in the game. On 25 rushing attempts, Buffalo gained 114 yds (4.6 yards per carry). The Bills’ secondary allowed a completion percentage of 76.3 percent, allowing for 325 yards on 29 pass completions in 38 attempts.
The Bills ranked second in the NFL with 31.3 points per game, according to their scoring average. During the 2020 campaign, the Bills amassed 4,620 passing yards and an average of 288.8 passing yards per game, placing them third in the NFL. The Bills rushed for an average of 107.7 yards per game, and they carried the ball 1,723 yds in total.
Their average of 396.4 yards/game was good for being the second best in the NFL. The Bills’ offense committed 941 penalty yards on 102 infractions, which was good for 6th in the NFL in terms of costing your squad. They had 11 turnovers, 11 fumbles, and 240 first downs.
The Bills gave up 23.4 points per game, putting them 16th in the NFL. They allowed 375 total points over the course of the season. The team allowed 1,914 rushing yards (119.6 per game) and 21 touchdowns on the ground last season. They allowed 23 passing touchdowns as well as 232.9 yards/game, putting them 13th in the football league. The Bills defense was on the field for 1,025 plays, ranking them 17th in the NFL. In the previous season, they had 26 turnovers (11 fumbles and 15 interceptions).
Who will win the Pittsburgh Steelers/Buffalo Bills NFL game against the spread?
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take the Pittsburgh +6.5
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (-3.5)
The Philadelphia Eagles finished the season with a 4-11-1 record. The Eagles played against the Washington Football Team in their last game and lost by a score of 20-14. Philadelphia’s rushing attack was led by running back Boston Scott, who had 15 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown (4.3 yards per carry). By catching 16 yards on three receptions, tight end Zach Ertz delivered an average of 5.3 yards per catch. Jalen Hurts went 7/20 for 72 yards in the passing. He finished the game with one interception and a QB rating of 25.4.
The Eagles gave up 103 yards on 27 rushes, for an average of 3.8 rushing yards allowed per attempt. On their way to a stunning upset over the Football Team, Philadelphia handed off 22 times while completing 32 passes for 145 yards and a 68.8 completion percentage. They had 65 plays overall, resulting in 216 yards. The Philadelphia Eagles ran the ball 29 times and gained 118 yards, which equaled an average of 4.1 yards per run.
The Eagles had 5,354 total yards in the 2020 NFL season last year. They gave up the ball 29 times in 20 interceptions and 9 fumbles. The Eagles had 22 passing scores and 16 rushing touchdowns. They had 177 first downs as a team, with 107 infractions for 853 yards. The team as a whole logged an average of 126.7 yards on the ground, which was 9th in the league. When it comes to scoring points, the Philadelphia Eagles produced 20.9 PPG on average.
The Eagles gave up 3,798 yards in the air, which put them 15th in the NFL. Through the air, they gave up 237.4 yards per game in 16 games last year, as well as a completion percentage of 68.7%. The Eagles gave up 363.1 yards per game, which was 19th in the NFL. They surrendered 27 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing scores. The previous season, they surrendered 4.2 yards per carry and 125.8 rushing yards per game on average. In 16 games, Philadelphia allowed 2,012 rushing yards during the season. The Eagles were 20th in the NFL in terms of points scored against them, scoring 26.1 per game.
The Falcons went 4-12 in the 2020 season. The team’s last game was a 44-27 loss against the Buccaneers, which they played last year. Atlanta’s Todd Gurley rushed the ball nine times for 18 yards against Tampa. Russell Gage was a big target for Atlanta, catching 9 passes for 91 yards (10.1 yards per catch). Matt Ryan (2 TDs) went 29 of 44 for 265 yards with a rating of 97.3.
He didn’t throw any interceptions and his longest completion was 26 yards long. The Falcons surrendered 22 rushes for 94 yards (4.3 average per rush). The Atlanta pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 63.4 percent, giving up 391 yards in 26 attempts. The Falcons gained 385 yards in total, with 71 plays (5.4 yards per play). Atlanta rushed for 4.9 yards every carry and amassed 127 rushing yards on 26 tries.
The Falcons were 16th in the NFL in terms of points scored, averaging 24.8 PPG last year. In addition to an average of 272.7 passing yards per game, which ranked fifth in the league, the Falcons threw for 4,363 yards last season. They averaged 95.8 yards per game on the ground and 1,532 for the year.
The Atlanta Falcons ranked 18th in football with an average of 368.4 yards per game. Atlanta’s offensive unit caused 736 yards of infractions, which was 23rd in the league in terms of assisting the opposition. They threw 11 interceptions and lost 7 fumbles while they gained 243 first downs.
The Falcons allowed 25.9 points per game, placing them 19th in the league. Last season, they gave up 414 total points. In 2020, the Falcons allowed their opponents to rush for 1,677 yards (104.8 yd/game) as well as 15 touchdowns on the ground. Atlanta allowed 34 passing touchdowns and 293.6 yards/game last season, placing them 32nd in the league. The Falcons defense had 1,034 plays, which was 18th in the league in terms of frequency. Last season, they had 21 turnovers (9 fumbles and 12 interceptions).
Who will win the Philadelphia Eagles/Atlanta Falcons NFL game against the spread?
OddsFanatic’s Pick: Take the Atlanta -3.5