NFL Week 4: Top Matchups and Betting Trends
The fourth week of the NFL season is set to bring us some exciting matchups, including a clash between two of the top teams in the league. The undefeated Miami Dolphins, coming off a remarkable 70-point performance against the Denver Broncos, will hit the road for a critical AFC East matchup with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have rebounded well after dropping their season opener to the Jets, making this an intriguing showdown.
Buffalo enters the game as a 2.5-point favorite, but it will be interesting to see how the spread moves throughout the week. With everyone talking about coach Mike McDaniel, Tua Tagovailoa, and the high-powered Miami offense, this game has the potential to be a close one.
Many fans believe that this matchup should be flexed to Sunday Night Football instead of the Chiefs at the Jets game. Perhaps Taylor Swift will make another appearance to steal the show, adding even more excitement to the already highly anticipated game.
In addition to the Dolphins vs. Bills matchup, Week 4 also brings us the first international game of the season. The Atlanta Falcons will face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, with kickoff scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. This game will provide fans with a unique experience and an opportunity to showcase American football on an international stage.
Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos, who suffered a devastating 50-point loss on Sunday, find themselves as a field goal favorite against the struggling Chicago Bears. The Bears’ poor performance has led to doubts about their ability to compete, making this an interesting matchup to watch. It will also be the Broncos’ second consecutive road game after playing in Miami.
The San Francisco 49ers are the biggest favorites of Week 4, favored by two touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. While it’s understandable why the 49ers are heavily favored at home, the Cardinals have proven themselves with an upset victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. This game could be more competitive than expected, with the Cardinals playing well in every game this season.
Speaking of the Cowboys, they will be facing the New England Patriots at home, with Dallas being a touchdown favorite. However, the Cowboys have several injuries on their offensive line, which could impact their performance. Keep an eye on the injury report throughout the week to gauge the potential impact on the game.
Now let’s take a look at some betting trends for the 2023 NFL season. Favorites have had a slight edge, going 26-18 straight up, with two pick ’ems. However, underdogs have performed well against the spread, going 22-19-3. Road teams have also had success, going 25-21 straight up and 25-18-3 against the spread. As for totals, they are currently tied at 23-23.
For those interested in placing bets on these games, all odds mentioned in this article are from BetMGM and are updated live.
Here is a quick rundown of the Week 4 matchups:
– Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (on Thursday)
– Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars (in London)
– Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
– Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears
– New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys
– Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
– Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets
As we head into Week 4 of the NFL season, fans can expect some thrilling matchups and potential upsets. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just enjoy the excitement of football, these games are sure to deliver. So grab your snacks, gather your friends, and get ready for another action-packed week of NFL football.
(Photo of Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill: Megan Briggs / Getty Images)