Betting Public Wins Big During NFL Divisional Round
It was another winning weekend for the wagering public as Saturday saw both favorites cover the spread, and Sunday resulted in public sides cashing and winning outright in the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Divisional Round Betting Stats
58% and 53% respectively were on Green Bay and Pittsburgh to cover, and more bettors backed the outright win. 69% were on the Packers to beat the Cowboys and 60% on the Steelers to win in Kansas City.
The Packers vs. Cowboys sailed over the total of 53.5 points with a final of 34-31. 67% of players wagered that the game would go over the total set by bookmakers.
Sportsbooks Sound Off
A tweet from BetOnline's Dave Mason suggested that 65% of the cash was wagered on the Steelers +2.5. The sportsbook also needed the under which cashed with room to spare as the game ended up with a final of 18-16.
The loss was not limited to online sportsbooks. Las Vegas bookies also got their clocks cleaned according to a report by ESPN.
"It's just colossal," said Jay Rood, the VP of MGM Race and Sports, referring to the losses booked on NFL this weekend.
"Awful," said Westgate SuperBook assistant manager Ed Salmons. Salmons went on to say "Can't be worse."
SBR Forum posters took notice and had fun chiding linesmen, relishing the role of armchair quarterback concerning the accuracy of the weekend's betting odds.
Find the best odds for the conference championship round using the NFL Betting Odds grid at Sportsbook Review.