NFL Week 4 ATS Matchups to Exploit

Max Staley
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Week 3 of the NFL season brought us some surprising results. Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints went into Seattle to play the Seahawks and not only covered the spread, but outright won the game.

As is seemingly the case in the NFL every week, Week 4 brings us another slate of intriguing matchups. With that in mind, here are some against the spread (ATS) matchups that could potentially be exploited in Week 4.

3. Oakland Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts (-7)

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After a surprisingly impressive Week 1 victory, the Oakland Raiders have quickly fallen back to earth. Oakland has lost in each of the last two weeks by an average margin of 19.0 points per game (PPG). The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, have been trending in the other direction. Following a close Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Colts have ripped off two straight victories. While they have yet to win by more than seven, Indianapolis' running game (No. 6 in rushing yards) could thrive against an Oakland defense that just gave up 110 yards on just 16 carries to Dalvin Cook. If Marlon Mack gets loose, this game could get out of hand quick.

2. Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) vs. New Orleans Saints

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Through three weeks, the Dallas Cowboys have looked like juggernauts. They're 3-0 and have won each of those games by at least 10 points, with the average margin of victory being 17.7 PPG. Yes, the Saints are the stiffest team Dallas will have faced thus far, but Bridgewater's performance hasn't inspired much confidence. Bridgewater has yet to reach 180 passing yards in a game, and he's averaging 6.0 yards per attempt. Unless he can turn it around quickly, the Saints could struggle to keep up with a Cowboys team that ranks No. 4 in the NFL averaging 32.3 PPG.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars (+3.5) vs. Denver Broncos

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Gardner Minshew has breathed new life into the Jacksonville Jaguars offense. He's currently the seventh-highest rated passer in the NFL, ahead of players like Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan. Minshew Mania has taken over, and while the Jaguars are 1-1 in his two starts, they managed to keep it close in their lone loss to the Texans (13-12). Joe Flacco and the Denver Broncos are sitting at 0-3, with losses to the Chicago Bears, Raiders and Green Bay Packers, the Jaguars should at least be able to keep this one close.


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