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[FTB] Sep 13, 2017

NFL Betting Trends: A low scoring Week 1 could lead to more Unders in Week 2

By Gracenote

Low scoring is the story of the weekend with the Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts all failing to put double digits on the scoreboard.

Last season, the St. Louis Rams averaged a league-worst 262 yards per game. Eight teams tallied fewer than 250 yards of total offence in Week 1.

Bettors will be asking themselves if the low scoring will continue into Week 2. Let's review each of these offensively-challenged sides and where they play in Week 2.

Cincinnati Bengals

Quarterback Andy Dalton turned the ball over five times in Week 1. The Bengals put up a goose egg on the scoreboard marking the first time they've been shut out since Week 7 in 2014.

The lowest total (38.5) on the board is Thursday night's game between the Texans and Bengals.

Houston Texans

Houston allowed 10 sacks and turned the ball over four times against Jacksonville on Sunday. Texans coach Bill O'Brien benched his starting quarterback after the first two quarters of the season.

The offensive line is a concern and it sure would help if the team could come to terms with their best lineman. Left tackle Duane Brown, a three-time Pro Bowler, is still holding out for a new contract.

Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback Andrew Luck is ruled out against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 which means bettors are likely to see another week with Scott Tolzien under centre for the Colts.

New York Giants

The G-Men are another case of a club that was missing its best player in Week 1. Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. didn't play because of an ankle sprain, although the Giants lack of scoring punch isn't a one-game problem.

New York hasn't scored more than 20 points in a game since Week 12 of last season.

Seattle Seahawks

The offensive line continues to be a problem for the Seahawks. Their starting left tackle went on the IR in preseason and there was no real effort made at replacing him.

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers are coming off a game which they failed to find the end zone. The Niners abandoned the run game after the Panthers scored on their first possession in the second half to make it 20-0.
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