Teams you should have been betting on in 2010

With the holiday spirit upon us and the season of giving in full swing, it's time to take a look at the teams that have been--or were--especially generous to the sports bettors in 2010. Who were the best ballclubs against the spread this year? While some you can probably guess, others will come as quite a surprise. The Detroit Lions? Yep, that laughingstock of a franchise has been lights-out ATS.

NFL

Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions: 10-4 ATS – The Falcons are 12-2 and poised to snag home-field advantage in the NFC while the Lions are 4-10 and again watching the playoffs on TV. But they do have one thing in common; they cover spreads better than anyone else in the league. The Lions don’t get much respect from Vegas, and although they rarely win games, they almost never get blown out.

NBA

New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers: 19-9-1 ATS – The Knicks, 18-9 overall, simply weren’t supposed to be this good. During an eight-game winning streak, they covered the spread seven times. In an overlapping stretch when they won 13 of 14 games, they covered 12 times. The Sixers, a stellar 10-4 ATS at home, covered a whopping 10 straight times from Nov. 26 to Dec. 15.

NHL

Nashville Predators: 23-10 ATS – In regulation, the Predators are 17-10. They have been underdogs in all six of their overtime/shootout losses, so while they are just barely managing to pay out, they are getting the job done. Nashville is not much of a play on the road, but the team is 8-2-3-2 at home, good for an overwhelming 13-2 ATS clip when it does not have to travel.

NCAAB

Vanderbilt Commodores: 6-1 ATS – The Commodores are off to an impressive 8-2 start and they are even better against the spread. Interestingly, Vegas seems to have a great read on Vandy. All seven of the team's outcomes have come within seven points of the line, six have come within five points, and the last four have come within three points. The 'Dores only failed to cover when they beat App. State by 13 with the spread set at -14.5.

NCAAF

Hawaii Warriors: 11-2 ATS – The Warriors failed to cover the spread in losses at Colorado and Boise State, but other than that they have been flawless. Hawaii is a perfect 7-0 ATS in Honolulu, where a prolific offense has scored more than 40 points on four straight occasions, including 59 in its last two outings. That sounds like bad news for Tulsa, which will play on Hawaii’s home turf in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.

MLB

San Diego Padres, +1905
– The Padres went 90-72 for their 2010 campaign, exceeding all expectations despite missing out on the playoffs on the final day of the season. They blew away the field in terms of profitability, coming out ahead 1905 units. Only 10 teams finished in positive figures; second-place Cincinnati was way back at +1535. Of course, we will see how profitable San Diego is in 2011 without Adrian Gonzalez.

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Posted by chilitokid
3 years ago

for 2011 NFL - action reverse the Patriots and over along with philly and over every game for the same amount. You should hit just less than 50%. So far this year both combined are 14-14. At worst you would be +56 units on wins (14x4) and if the game went under and the other team you'd be -30.8 (2.2x14) for a +25.2 units of profit (based on a 100 dollar bet). -30.8 is if both team lose both sides of the AR which didn't happen all that often so in essence you should see @ another 10 units profit. You can go back and figure it out. MLB - while the author recommends betting on SD I'd recommend betting the same amount per game against Seattle, Arizona, and Pitt. On average for a $100 bettor you should see a 40 unit return.
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Posted by chilitokid
3 years ago

"for 2011 NFL - action reverse the Patriots and over along with philly and over every game for the same amount. You should hit just less than 50%. So far this year both combined are 14-14. At worst you would be +56 units on wins (14x4) and if the ga..."