Sportsbooks Roughed Up by Teasers in Week 12

The sportsbooks were roughed up this past weekend by bettors as the teasers pleased the public.

One bookmaker went as far as saying nearly every teaser bet on their board hit.

The New York Giants lost to the Cowboys 31-28 SU at home, but they did cover a 5.5-point underdog spread that helped the books pull back slightly from the 11 first games on Sunday.

Usually a book such as Bovada or topbet is in the red heading into the late Sunday game because of damage caused by parlays with many favorites popular with the public covering.

However, during this past weekend the favorites were just 5-7 ATS going into Monday night. Teasers on the other had were quite different, as the favorites were 11-1 and the “all way” tease, which is where both teams in a game cover, occurred on 8 occasions Sunday including the day’s last four games.

On betonline and sportsbook.com, the parlay plays on Green Bay and Denver did not hurt, but they were rocked by the teaser for both teams.

Many of the most popular teams failed to cover the actual spread, but covered teasers including Green Bay, San Diego, Denver and Atlanta.

Not only did the books not do well with exotic wagers like the teasers, but they fared worse in individual matchups in games where they were holding the biggest risk.

Seattle was the largest loss on the day as it was a game with both the public and sharps on the same side and both winning.

Seattle was bet up from a home favorite of 6.5 points over Arizona to as high as 7.5 points at kickoff. The Seahawks 16-point win was just their second ATS cover in the past seven games.

The books best win of the day was Minnesota against Green Bay. Minnesota was able to cover while most of the public was riding with Green Bay.

Back door scores made for near misses for bettors in both Green Bay and Denver. Green Bay was looking at a push or win when they went up 21-13 against Minnesota and extended it to 24-13. However, Minnesota scored late and added a two-point conversion to make it 24-21.

In Denver’s game, the Broncos trailed by 11 points after three quarters, but scored 22 straight in the fourth to lead by 11 with just over three minutes left. However, the Dolphins scored late to make it 39-36. Denver failed to cover a spread of 7 points, but covered the teaser, as did its opponent the Dolphins, Packers and Vikings as well as close to every other team on Sunday.

 

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