NFL Wild Card Betting Recap: Players Have a Great Saturday
One half of the NFL Wild Card round is over with, and players had a great Saturday in their battle whilst bookies only silver lining was the under in the evening's second game with the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks.
Both favorites, the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks, comfortably covered each point spread.
The Texans were -3.5 to -4 favorites going against a third string quarterback in Connor Cook making his first NFL start in the Wild Card stage of all places; becoming the first QB in the Super Bowl area to do so. Cook was mostly ineffective against the Houston's #1 rated defense and had little to do with either TD drive.
56% of sports bettors were on Brock Osweiler to cover the spread and that they did. The game went over the total 38 points.
The Seattle Seahawks were favored from -7.5 to -8 and won 26-6 against the Detroit Lions. An effective running game, a string of drops, and controversial referee calls was enough to get the Seahawks into the next round to go on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. Nearly 60% of players saw the game going over 45.5 points, which was the evening's lone win for online sportsbooks.
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