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NFL: Fading Super Bowl Winners - February 10, 2017

Never early enough to start planning betting strategies for the upcoming NFL season. On that note, the pressure of having a 'BIG TARGET' on your back after winning it all, along with inflated lines Super Bowl Champions can be money-burners the following season.

That's confirmed by our trusty NFL Database telling us, although Champs have won 65.4% of their regular season games since 2000 (178-94). Add the great equalizer (point spread) they become a coin flip (50.4%) against the betting line posting a 137-127-8 ATS record overall split between 73-58-5 ATS in the friendly confines of home field, 64-69-3 ATS in enemy territory.

The first half is when Champs have the most difficult time covering as they're 62-58-3 against the betting line in weeks one to eight. It becomes a bigger hurdle during this time frame when Champs are chalk on the road facing opponents on a mission trying prove themselves in front of the home crowd. Here the Champs are a cash draining 15-28 against the number.

Not sure if Patriots will be laying double-digits on the road this season but the situation is something 2-Watch-4 as Super Bowl Champions are a money-burning 2-7 ATS overall as DD chalk in a hostile venue, 0-3 ATS during the first half.

Historical trends should not be your only handicapping tool however the numbers suggest a closer look is in order when considering last year's Super Bowl Winner.

Good Luck this coming season and be sure to join us regularly at the home page for both College and NFL football articles / previews / angles / trends / Free Picks!

 

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