New members: Every Thursday morning, we send out the Angles email — in which we take a critical, “overview” look at the slate ahead.
Total Main Slate Games: 12
Well — I bet Amazon is happy.
You can’t blame the NFL for reserving some of the better games and offenses for prime time (NFL fans would complain otherwise), but there are only so many “top offenses” in the NFL, and when you have four island games in a weekend, and those games include the Chiefs, Chargers, Packers, Bills, Vikings, and Eagles, you’re left with…well — with what we have this Sunday.
There are eight teams playing in island games this weekend. Among those eight teams, five have an implied team total of 25.0 or higher. That’s a 62.5% hit rate — and that doesn’t even include a Vikings offense that somehow has an implied team total of only 24.0 against Philadelphia.
There are 24 teams on the Main Slate this weekend, and seven have an implied team total of 25.0 or higher. That’s a 29.2% hit rate — and that doesn’t even tell the whole story.
Of the 24 teams on the Main Slate, a whopping 11 have an implied team total of 21.5 or lower. There are four teams implied to score more than 26 points, and those teams are favored by 10.5 (Rams over Falcons), 10.0 (49ers over Seahawks), 10.0 (Broncos over Texans), and 6.0 (Raiders over Cardinals).