NFL home teams covering at almost 60 percent rate
Home is where the heart – and money – is through the first five weeks of the 2013 NFL season.
Heading into Week 6’s schedule, home teams have gone 44-30-3 ATS (59.46%), with home favorites boasting a 27-19-3 (58.7%) ATS mark and home underdogs going 17-11-0 (60.71%) against the spread.
There are 11 teams that are perfect ATS at home this season – and no, Denver is not one of them (2-0-1 ATS). Of those teams, four are 3-0 ATS as hosts: the New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys are perhaps the biggest shocker on this list, having gone 1-7 ATS inside AT&T Stadium – formerly Cowboys Stadium – last season. Dallas is home to the Washington Redskins as a 6-point home favorite this Sunday.
The other 3-0 ATS home winner back on familiar turf in Week 6 are the Buffalo Bills, who welcome the Bengals to Ralph Wilson Stadium as 7.5-point underdogs Sunday.
Last week, home teams went 9-5 ATS, including a 5-2 ATS mark from home underdogs.
Note: There are seven teams which have failed to cover a single spread at home this season: Philadelphia, Chicago (0-2-1 ATS), Washington, Houston, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, and the New York Giants.