Favs, Dogs, PK (05/07/13)

By John Ewing

Cantor Gaming has released their point spreads for the 2013 NFL season. Below we look at how many times each franchise is listed as a favorite, underdog and pick’em. Coming soon a breakdown of notable games from each week.

We have looked at all 240 NFL games played from Week 1 through Week 16 (lines are not posted for Week 17 because there is uncertainty in player participation) and note how many times each franchise is listed as a favorite, underdog, and pick’em.

Fun notes:

The Jaguars and Cardinals are the only teams that are not favored in any game.

The Patriots are the only team that is never an underdog.

There are no road favorites in Week 16 and only one in Week 14.

The Broncos are not an underdog until Week 12 when they play the Patriots (-1.5).

The Bills are not a favorite until Week 9 when they play the Chiefs (-1.5).

The Seahawks, favorites 13 times (tied for league high) in 2013, were only favored in eight games last season.

Reminder: Each team only has lines posted for 15 games because of the uncertainty in Week 17. Uncertainty can also be seen in the number of pick'ems listed. For example, the Eagles have four games listed as pick’em because of the uncertainty involved with Chip Kelly transitioning from college to the NFL.

Team Favorite Underdog Pick'em
Denver 13 1 1
San Francisco 13 1 1
Seattle 13 1 1
New England 12 0 3
Green Bay 11 2 2
Pittsburgh 11 4 0
Baltimore 10 2 3
Atlanta 10 3 2
Houston 9 3 3
New Orleans 9 4 2
Chicago 8 5 2
Detroit 8 6 1
Washington 8 6 1
Cincinnati 7 6 2
NY Giants 6 6 3
San Diego 6 7 2
Dallas 6 8 1
Tampa Bay 6 9 0
Philadelphia 5 6 4
Indianapolis 5 7 3
Kansas City 5 8 2
Miami 5 8 2
Carolina 5 9 1
Minnesota 5 10 0
NY Jets 5 10 0
St. Louis 4 10 1
Buffalo 3 11 1
Tennessee 2 11 2
Oakland 2 12 1
Cleveland 2 13 0
Arizona 0 12 3
Jacksonville 0 13 2