Home-field advantage. It can mean a lot in the NFL, and during the playoffs, it can make the difference between going to the Super Bowl and going home.
Right now, BetMGM’s NFL odds have nine of the 14 home teams next week as favorites to win their games.
Who are the best NFL home teams in the league? Which ones have been good to bet on this year? This is your guide.
Undefeated Home Teams
Currently, two football teams in the NFL have an undefeated record at home, the Green Bay Packers (3-0) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-0).
Who have the Packers beaten at home? Truthfully, nobody notable, with their three home wins coming against the Lions, Steelers, and Washington. However, Green Bay did cover in every one of those games.
Then, you have the Bucs, whose home wins have been a little more interesting. Tampa Bay started the season by narrowly escaping the Cowboys at home. They then blew out Atlanta, Miami, and Chicago at home later in the season.
The Bucs will have to wait until Week 11 for their next home game when they play the Giants on MNF, but the Packers have an exciting home game this week against the Seahawks, where both quarterbacks could be cleared to play. Aaron Rodgers will need to pass COVID-19 protocols, while Russell Wilson should come back from finger surgery.
Best NFL Home Teams ATS
As a bettor, the main thing that you probably care about is how these teams do ATS. Well, the Packers top this category too for home teams in the NFL.
Green Bay is the only undefeated team in the NFL ATS at home at 3-0. The teams closest to the Packers are the Cowboys, Bucs, Titans, and surprisingly the Texans, who all have a 3-1 ATS record at home.
Most of these teams would not be a surprise when looking at overall records, but the Texans have just a 1-3 overall record at home this year, so they could be an excellent future spot to pick as a home underdog if this trend keeps up.
Their only definitive home cover loss was back in Week 3 on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers. However, depending on when they bet, some people may have lost on them as an underdog in Week 8.
Another exciting home team this season has been the New York Jets. They are 2-1 overall and ATS this season, but they have arguably been one of the best money line bets in home games this season.
Why is that? Because they beat both the Titans and the Bengals outright at home earlier in the season.
What gets even more interesting for New York is that four of their next five games are at home, and they are currently thirteen and a half point underdogs in next week’s home game against the Buffalo Bills.
Pick Your Best Home Teams
These are some of the best NFL home teams so far in 2021. Are there any home trends you like and any home teams you want to back this week?
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