A Look at the Thursday Night Football Games

Oct 5, 2017

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The New England Patriots take part in their second Thursday Night Football game on the young season as they travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are 5.5 underdogs. Before you go to casinobet.com to wager on tonight’s game let’s see if there is anything to learn from the previous Thursday Night Football games.
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Week 1
The New England Patriots came in as 8.5 point favorites playing at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. There was no short week advantage for the Patriots as it was the league opener. Kansas City took full advantage of the Patriots’ struggling defense. Not only did they cover, they won the game outright.
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Week 2
The Houston Texans went on the road to face the Cincinnati Bengals. They were 6.5 point underdogs. The Bengals were completely inept on offense for the second straight week. Again the road team not only covered, but won the game outright.
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Week 3
The Los Angeles Rams entered their contest with the home San Francisco 49ers as 2.5 point favorites. This time the underdog did not win the game outright, but they favorite (Rams) once again didn’t cover.
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Week 4
Finally the home team and the favorite won easily. They Green Bay Packers entered as 7 point favorites against the Chicago Bears. The Pack responded by winning by 21 points. Injuries finally caught up to the Bears and led to beginning of the Mitch Trubisky era.
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A quick look at the games so far would lead you to believe that road teams have the advantage based on three of the four victories coming from the visitors. A more realistic explanation is the better defense is winning the games. The Chiefs, Texans, Rams and Packers are the better defenses, which would have you 3-1 if you simply selected the team with the better defense.
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In tonight’s game, the Bucs have the better defense. If that approach remains, you can select Tampa and their 5.5 points tonight.

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