In Week 8, bettors enjoyed their best week of the NFL season against sports books such as betonline, topbet and Bovada. That week most of the favorite teams won and covered the point spread.
However, this past week in an attempt the keep their hot streak alive, much of the winnings from the prior week were given back as the same teams that won in week 8 not only failed to covered by failed to win outright.
For many books, including Bovada, the win by the New York Jets was big. The Jets upset the New Orleans Saints 26-20, which killed the books’ parlay liabilities and a number of teasers.
The Jets are now 4-0 SU and ATS in four straight games following a SU loss this year, while New Orleans is 1-3 ATS on the road this season.
The game finished UNDER in total points, which helped many of the books like topbet, because the Saints have made the OVER a favorite amongst the public.
The worst game for the books on Sunday was the Carolina Panthers as both sharp money and the public were betting the same side, which usually does not happen that often.
The Panthers have been winning big of late with high scoring totals, which sent many to take the OVER and the Panthers. The public and sharp money came out as the Panthers routed the Falcons 34-10.
Sharp money was also bet on the Browns for their game at home versus Baltimore. Their win by 6 points covered the +2 and was one of only three underdogs who won outright on the weekend.
Dallas was up as high as an 11-point favorite during midweek, but large money on the Vikings took it down to only 9 at kickoff. Minnesota nearly upset the Cowboys but Dallas pulled out the win. However, they did not cover. It was just the second time this season the Cowboys have not covered.
Nearly 72% of all money on the Tampa Bay vs. Seattle matchup was laying points, which helped the books as well when Tampa blasted out of the gate to take a 21-0 lead, but could not hold on and lost in overtime 27-24.
Seattle is 1-4 ATS the spread over their past five games, after having one of the best ATS rates over the past three seasons and just three weeks ago, the Seahawks were No. 1 in ATS ratings ahead of Denver.