The AFC East has been dominated by the New England Patriots for the past decade or more. Tom Brady starts his 15th season in the NFL and hopes to direct his team to another deep run in the postseason. However, the preseason and getting remember for another season represent different things for different teams.
Bill Belichick likes to keep his cards close and not give anything away to anyone, much less his opponents. A good example of this is during preseason. All NFL teams have their starters play the third preseason game into the third quarter, with the exception of Belichick. He does not take that game seriously and that is likely why his team is 0-6 ATS in preseason game threes the past six seasons.
Last season the Patriots faced the Detroit Lions in the dress rehearsal game as a 1-point underdog. New England lost 40-9, according to Bovada and sportsbook.com. This preseason that game will be August 22 against Carolina.
The Buffalo Bills enter their second season this year under Doug Marrone their head coach.
There are not many preseason trends to watch out for the Buffalo Bills as Marrone has only been around as a head coach for 1 season.
He likely will want to make a good impression at the first home game for Buffalo in the preseason. The Bills are 4-0 ATS in their first preseason home game over the past four years.
The New York Jets have been consistent in both their first and their last games during the preseason.
The first game is meaningless to Rex Ryan and that is evidenced by a 0-4 ATS record in his four seasons with New York, according to betonline and topbet.
In the fourth game, the defense and their coaches take the day off. The OVER has cashed each of the past four seasons in the fourth game of the preseason for the Jets. Those are two things to watch out for on the Jets.
The Miami Dolphins will be starting their third season under Joe Philbin. He does not put much effort into the outcome of the games during preseason.
Over his first 9 preseason games, Miami is 1-8 ATS. The sole win was against Jacksonville and that can be accomplished by just showing up to play.
The betting trends are valuable to have for even the NFL preseason as bookmakers like to get a good start to their NFL and by knowing certain trends the bettors can better prepare themselves for the regular season.