Sportsbooks Get Crushed as Favorites Go 4-0 in NFL Wild Card
Favorites swept the board during the NFL Wild Card round going 4-0 against the spread (ATS) as well as straight up.
It was a disastrous start for online sportsbooks as well as Las Vegas every combination of a chalk or favorite money line as well as spread bet won, regardless of if the bet was placed early in the week or a minute before kickoff.
While it was a sensational day for Joe Q public, a majority of sports bettors backed the NY Giants against the Green Bay Packers from reading the picks posted in the NFL Betting Forum, though the Packers closed as -4.5 point favorites and about -210 on the money line against the NY Giants.
NFL Sunday Betting Recap (see closing NFL odds here)
Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers were favored by 11 at closing time against the Dolphins and won 30-12.
The game went under the closing total of 47.5 points.
NY Giants vs Green Bay Packers
The Packers were favored by 4.5 at closing time against the NY Giants and won 38-13.
The game went over the total of 46.5 points. 52% of bettors profited with the over hitting.
NFL Saturday Betting Recap (see closing NFL odds here)
Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans
The Texans were favored by 3.5 against Connor Cook and the Oakland Raiders and won 27-14. 56% of bettors won on the Texans covering the spread.
The total points market was set at 38 and went over.
Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks were favored by 7.5 at closing and won 26-6 vs. the Lions.
Bookmakers set the total points market at 45.5; the game went under.