NFL Coaches Straight Up and Against the Spread

Coaching in the NFL today is even more important that before as rosters change dramatically each season. A coach can help the team in both winning straight up as well as against the spread.

Bill Belichick is 182-142-8 against the spread as a head coach. He has covered 40 more games ATS, which is the best differential of any head coach in the NFL.

Besides the New England head coach, there are four active coaches in the top 11 win-loss ATS differential. Tom Coughlin from the New York Giants is fourth at 161-138-8, Mike McCarthy from Green Bay is sixth at 79-57-3, Andy Reid from Kansas City is ninth at 138-118-4 and Jeff Fisher with St. Louis is 11th with 1601-141-4.

Marc Trestman the head coach of the Chicago Bears holds the worst record ATS in the league amongst active coaches after going 4-11-1 in his first season. It is just a single season, but Trestman is likely to have a hard time reaching expectations for the upcoming season.

The public continues to overinflate the Bears as many are jumping on the bandwagon pleased by their offense, according to Bovada and betonline.

Bruce Arians is the leader in active coaches in the NFL with a 70% win rate ATS. The head coach of the Cardinals is 19-8-1 against the number. He guided the Cardinals to a mark of 10-5-1 against the spread in 2013, after leading Indianapolis to covering the spread in 9 f 12 games while the 2012 interim coach. Arizona in the NFC West last season was 8-2 against the number, but expectations for the Cardinals have been put on hold due to playing the same division as the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

According to topbet and, Andy Reid the Kansas City coach was 14-1 SU and 11-4 ATS on the week after the bye while a head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Last season he faced the Denver Broncos after the buy as a 7.5 ‘dog. The Chiefs lost 27-17 and on the season, the Chiefs were 11-5 ATS.

The Brothers Harbaugh know how to do it. John Harbaugh the head coach at Baltimore and brother Jim at San Francisco have succeeded in making bettors happy.

In three seasons with the 49ers, Harbaugh has a record of 34-20-2 against the spread. Before moving to the 49ers, Harbaugh was 28-17 against the number at Stanford. Brother John has a record of 58-46-5 in his six seasons with the Ravens.

As the Denver coach for the past three seasons, John Fox has an OVER/UNDER mark of 27/8 outside the AFC West and a record of 10-3 O/U outside the AFC.