Sunday NFL Predictions for Packers vs. Bucs, Lions vs. Vikings, Falcons vs. Seahawks & More (Sept. 25)

Sunday NFL Predictions for Packers vs. Bucs, Lions vs. Vikings, Falcons vs. Seahawks & More (Sept. 25) article feature image

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Packers vs. Buccaneers, Lions vs. Vikings, Falcons vs. Seahawks and two other games fit an NFL prediction trend that targets road underdogs.

Since 2018, road underdogs have gone 366-294-19 against the spread (ATS) for a 7.2% ROI. That's a total profit of about $5,000 for $100 per game bettors.

Betting every road underdog ATS this season has gone 9-7 for a return of $123 for a 7.7% ROI that's relatively consistent with the historical trend.

This is a general trend — do keep in mind that variance is a constraint in sports betting, especially relative to the stock market or otherwise.

But similar principles between investing and these betting algorithms exist in regards to long-term time horizons and sample sizes.

For Sunday, here is the full list of road underdogs, their spreads, and which sportsbook is providing the best odds as of 10:30 a.m. ET.

For the Falcons and Packers, the number at +1 or +1.5 is too low for me to bother.

Only about 3% of NFL games since 2010 have finished with a one-point margin, according to our metrics. In return, you're giving up about 15% in value by taking the spread over the moneyline in Packers vs. Bucs.

For Falcons vs. Seahawks, you'd be giving up about 9% of value by taking the spread. All that for a roughly +3500 shot the game finishes with a one-point margin.

The first two games listed kickoff at 1 p.m. ET. The remaining three all kickoff in the late afternoon window.

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