The NFL regular season starts tonight with a great matchup in Denver with the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens. With the start of the season, a bettor’s eye should be kept open for the trends during the month.
These September trends could help those interested in wagering online on sites such as Bovada, betonline, topbet and sportsbook.com.
Best Home Teams
Home teams during September are led by San Francisco. The 49ers are 23-14 ATS in September and play the Packers and Colts this year. Baltimore is 24-15 ATS at home in September and faces Cleveland as well as Houston on their home field.
Worst Home Teams
The Cincinnati Bengals will be attempting to make the postseason for the third consecutive season, but it does not mean they have been successful at home in September.
The Bengals are just 11-25 ATS at home in September. That might not improve this season as they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on a Monday and Green Bay just six days later.
The Arizona Cardinals are also a bad home team in September. The Cardinals have just one home game during the month this season against Detroit, but are just 12-22 ATS.
Best Road Warriors
Dallas has played well on the road and has a record of 26-14 ATA during September. The Cowboys play the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers both in September on the road.
Denver is successful on the road as well at 24-16 ATS during September when not playing at home
Worst Road Warriors
September has not been kind to the Philadelphia Eagles away from home. The Eagles are 14-26 ATS during September when on the road. Even worse is Pittsburgh with a 14-27 road record ATS.
These teams do not perform well as favorites in September – Carolina is 7-16 ATS, Cincinnati is 9-19 ATS and Pittsburgh is 11-23 ATS.
Since Dallas has a great road record in September it would be logical their record as an underdog would be equally good. Well that happens to be the case, the Cowboys have a record of 21-9 ATS as a road dog.
The worst of the bunch is Philadelphia. The Eagles when getting points in September are just 9-18 ATS and play Washington and Denver in September this season.
When playing against divisional opponents in the month of September, no team is worse than the Oakland Raiders at 11-22 ATS. This season they face Denver in September. However, do not jump too soon and bet against the Raiders. Against the Broncos, of late in Denver, Oakland is 6-1 ATS.
Watch out For
The Cowboys have two road games in September with AFC West teams the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers and play well on the road in September. Facing two mediocre teams could help the Cowboys improve that road record. Those two games will be interesting depending upon the spread.