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There are only four games on the late afternoon NFL betting board, but one of them is a real beauty, as unbeaten teams from each conference get together for a showdown in New Orleans, when the Jets come calling. The Saints are a 7-point home favorite, and



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There are only four games on the late afternoon NFL betting board, but one of them is a real beauty, as unbeaten teams from each conference get together for a showdown in New Orleans, when the Jets come calling. The Saints are a 7-point home favorite, and predictably, the betting public at Sportsbook.com is backing them, at a 57% clip. Be sure to check the latest Betting Trends for all the games before Sunday’s kickoffs.

(217) NY JETS at (218) NEW ORLEANS
Two unbeaten teams square off in a intra-conference showdown in New Orleans, as the Saints host the Jets. The Saints came into ’09 with high expectations, the Jets did not, making this meeting all the more intriguing. In fact, two of New York’s first three wins came as an underdog. The Jets will be looking to extend a five game SU & ATS winning streak by road teams in this head-to-head series. They have a 4-1 SU & ATS edge over the Saints in those five games, however have lost four in a row SU & ATS on the road vs. NFC foes. New Orleans has scored 40.0 PPG in its 3-0 start and has now gone 8-1-1 ATS in its L10 games overall. HC Sean Payton’s team is on a 6-1-1 ATS stretch at home and has scored 23 points or more in 13 straight contests as hosts.

(219) BUFFALO at (220) MIAMI
Buffalo & Miami are already in trouble in the AFC East race, and each has a difficult opening three games to thank for it. Miami has yet to win after finishing 11-5 a year ago. All three of their opponents have a winning record now though. Buffalo has a win over Tampa Bay to its credit but sandwiched that with losses at New England and home to New Orleans. For the Dolphins, this will be the first divisional test of ’09, and they swept the Bills a year ago as part of a 4-2 SU & ATS mark vs. AFC East rivals. They are just 3-14 ATS as divisional hosts since ’03. The Bills are 7-3 ATS on the road in divisional games under Dick Jauron, and 7-3 SU & 8-2 ATS against Miami since ’04. Favorites have accumulated a 18-7 SU & 16-9 ATS record in the L25 series meetings.

(221) ST LOUIS at (222) SAN FRANCISCO
Little has changed for St. Louis under new head coach Steve Spagnuolo. The Rams have resumed their losing ways, starting ’09 with three straight losses as they prepare to play their third road game already at San Francisco. St. Louis has an ATS win to its credit at Washington, but otherwise sports a 7-game losing streak away from home (3-4 ATS). They’ve been at their worst vs. division foes as well, having lost nine straight games vs. their closest rivals by an average of 17.1 PPG. However, their last NFC West win, in ’07, did come in the bay, a 13-9 decision. Things have changed favorably for the 49ers, but they would love the last 10 seconds back in the loss to the Vikings. San Francisco (2-1), is on an 8-2-1 ATS run, including 4-1 ATS in division play.

(223) DALLAS at (224) DENVER
The Broncos have been the biggest surprise in the NFL in the early going, winning their first three games in the face of an expected rebuilding campaign. Since the miracle at Cincinnati, the Broncos have outscored their next two opponents by a 50-9 margin. If you consider what the Bengals have done since, Denver’s resume looks even stronger. HC Josh McDaniels’ team will return home for a showdown with Dallas in Week 4, trying to improve a record of 1-5 ATS when hosting the NFC since ’06. The Cowboys are back on the road after a two-game homestand, making their first trip to the Mile High City since ’98. They are 7-1 ATS as road favorites of 7-points or less, 1-8 ATS as road dogs. The last five meetings between these teams have gone OVER the total.


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