If you are trying to learn more about how to bet on the NFL then our trends page is a great place to start. There are plenty of arguments about how useful trends are for beating the point spreads, but the answer isn't exactly cut and dry. Does it really matter if the Saints are 4-0 against the spread when playing on a Monday night after playing in consecutive road games? Probably not, but if the Saints are 6-1 ATS at home and 1-4 ATS on the road, you certainly have a useful pattern that you can factor into your handicapping. However, when you are making your weekly picks, be sure that you aren't throwing all of your eggs in one basket. There is no such thing as a trend that cannot be broken, so refrain from that kind of thinking. Even a team with every trend pointing directly in their direction is bound to lose, and it just might be when you have your money on them. Don't let that discourage you. As we've pointed out, trends do play a crucial role in gambling, but they are only one piece of a much bigger puzzle.
These trends will get you started. Right off the bat you'll notice that some trends aren't going to be useful to help you make any predictions, but over time you will start to see which kinds of trends work more often than not, and which ones you can ignore. We've provided some of the more popular NFL trends below. If you have the time and determination, they can help you make some extra cash this year. With the tremendous amount of information available on every NFL game, we know that the majority of people don't have the free time to plunk down in front of the computer for hours on end studying and tracking matchups, statistics, injuries, and trends. That's why we've collected the best group of handicappers in the world; to provide you with winning picks all season long.