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NFL First-Quarter Stats Totals


Malcolm Darnley

Updated: Jun 19, 2024

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NFL First Quarter O/U Standings

Table Legend

  • O/U: Over / Under record in the first quarter this season
  • OU Margin: Average Over / Under margin in the 1Q
  • PS / G: Average points scored per game in the 1Q
  • PC /G: Average points conceded per game in the 1Q
  • Home: O/U record for home games in the 1Q
  • Away: O/U record for away games in the 1Q
  • Last 4: O/U record for the last 4 games in the 1Q
  • 2021: O/U record in the 1Q for the 2021 season plus over %

How First Quarter O/U Standing Works

Much like the first-quarter ATS standings page, is where you need to be each week of the NFL season for all the first-quarter O/U information you require.

Each week, will provide updated standings that track each game played and what the first quarter over/under result was.

A bettor can research home and road game trends and check how teams performed in their most recent games.

If you are interested in playing some NFL 1st QTR over/unders this year, has you covered.

Using First Quarter O/U Standing For Betting

The total (over/under) is not just 25% of the final total, even though the first quarter is 25% of the game.

Team2022 1st QTR2022 Total / GM1st QTR %
Kansas City5.529.2 PTS / GM19%
Philadelphia5.929.1 PTS / GM20%
Buffalo6.127.7 PTS / GM22%
Dallas5.126.8 PTS / GM19%
Detroit6.326.6 PTS / GM24%

Our table above illustrates why first-quarter spreads are not just the final game total divided by four.

The Kansas City Chiefs averaged almost 30 points a game in 2022 but just 5.5 points in the first quarter. (19% of their total points)

For various reasons, points can be tough to come by early in the game.

The standings page will allow you to analyze each team’s performance throughout the entire 2023 season.

The standings page will also allow you to analyze developing league-wide trends.

When there is a week where 10 of the 13 games go under in the first quarter, should bettors believe that a market correction is coming and blindly bet overs next week?

If you want to develop strategies and test your theories, using the first quarter over/under standings page makes a lot of sense.

Always Shop Around

Like with all wagers being placed, the single greatest edge a sports bettor has against the sportsbooks is their ability to shop around for the Best Odds available.

Regarding first-quarter betting, most sportsbooks will have similar totals and similar point spreads because we are only talking about a small amount of game time.

However, the advantage lies for the bettor within the moneylines on those bets.

You might be interested in taking the Buffalo Bills to cover the Week 1 spread of -1 in the first quarter.

Although the overwhelming majority of sportsbooks will have the first quarter spread set at -1, the odds associated with that spread could vary significantly.

Buffalo might be as high as +145 to cover that single point or be as low as +105.

That kind of variability in the moneylines for these types of bets shows how impactful shopping around for our Best Odds can be over the long term.

Looking for more stats?

Check out the NFL Second Quarter Spread stats for ATS betting.


About the author

Malcolm loves to watch all kinds of different sports. He also writes about them.