NFL Preseason Week 1 Betting Tip: 5 Over/Unders to Consider for Thursday Night
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- There are 11 games on Thursday's NFL preseason Week 1 slate and many feature low over/unders.
- Using Bet Labs, we analyze how bettors should approach the these games with low totals.
Low-total (35 or fewer points) preseason games are rare. In the Bet Labs database less than 25% of exhibition games feature such a total. Casual bettors love wagering on the over, except in these games.
Often matchups featuring a small over/under involve poor offenses, great defenses or both.
There have been 238 preseason games with a total of 35 or fewer points since 2004. In only 109 (45.8%) games were a majority of tickets on the over.