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Gridiron Angles - Week 1

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NFL PLAY ON ATS TREND:

Matchup: Seattle at Atlanta (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

-- The Seahawks are 9-0-1 ATS (6.80 ppg) since 2011 on the road when the total is at least 47.

NFL PLAY AGAINST TREND:

Matchup: Tampa Bay at New Orleans (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

-- The Saints are 0-8 ATS (-8.25 ppg) since 2011 in the season opener when the total is under 54.

TOP NFL PLAYER TREND:

Matchup: Tampa Bay at New Orleans (4:25 p.m. ET)

-- The Saints are 0-7 ATS (-9.00 ppg) at home facing a team Drew Brees threw at least three touchdowns against as a favorite in their last meeting.

SUPER SYSTEM OF THE WEEK:

Teams: L.A. Chargers and New York Giants

-- Teams in week one that had a turnover margin on the season last year worse than -1 per game.

NFL O/U UNDER TREND:

Matchup: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants (Monday, 7:15 p.m. ET)

-- The Steelers are 0-19-1 OU (-7.72 ppg) since 2015 as a road favorite of at least three points, when not facing a team that was winless last season.

NFL O/U OVER TREND:

Matchup: Green Bay at Minnesota (1:00 p.m. ET)

-- The Vikings are 9-0 OU (10.56 ppg) since Nov 23, 2017 as a favorite of less than four points.

NFL CHOICE TREND:

Matchup: N.Y. Jets at Buffalo (1:00 p.m. ET)

-- The Bills are 0-8 OU (-10.00 ppg) since 2017 in the first six weeks of the season when facing a team that won less than eight games last season.

NFL TWITTER TREND:

Teams: Tampa Bay and Arizona

-- From @NateCoo28822114: Since 2013, road teams in week one that are facing divisional teams they have lost to in at least two straight meetings are 9-1 ATS.

Trends are verified using Sports Data Query Language (SDQL)

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