Tale of Two Sundays: Favorite Bettors Win Early, Dogs Bark Late
It was an excellent early Sunday afternoon for players who went with favorites. Sportsbooks took a considerable beating on the early games in particular with favorites going 7-1 or better based on when players entered their wagering tickets for the weekend.
Teaser bettors who went with the favorite side on the early games went a perfect 8-0.
Sunday was a tale of two afternoons with favorites cleaning up early, and all four underdogs covering the spread the remainder of the evening. However, big public sides in New England and Oakland won straight up, protecting money line bettors who only cared about the straight up victor.
The biggest loss of the day came when Seattle was laying -5.5 on the road and lost outright 14-5 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road. The game also sailed well under the total. The second biggest disappointment for players came when after five quarters of football (one full OT) the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Denver Broncos on the road 30-27.
Monday Night Football
Philadelphia is favored by 4 against Green Bay on Monday Night Football. The Eagles are currently receiving a majority of the betting action with 56% of wagering tickets.