The favorites burned us.
Like, actually, actually unhealthy. (And the Bengals weren’t even a part of this group!)
Every of the seven greatest favorites did not cowl Sunday, a surprising show by groups that laid at the very least 6.5 factors. Solely two of these spreads topped seven factors.
We’re nonetheless making an attempt to determine what precisely occurred in Dallas and Jacksonville.
The flip facet is that those that backed the underdogs had an incredible day Sunday, significantly for those who paired In opposition to The Unfold (ATS) with Straight-Up (SU) bets.
Let’s get to it: the great, the unhealthy and the ugly of Week 9 betting.
THERE’S FIGHT IN THESE UNDERDOGS
We’ll cut up the atom right here.
The favorites are reserved for the ugly part (0-7 will do this), however let’s give a shoutout to Sunday’s underdogs for his or her performances.
The underdogs coated in 9 of 12 video games, with simply the Texans (+4.5), Panthers (+3) and Eagles (+1.5) failing to cowl.
NEVER IN DOUBT
Sunday’s Eagles-Chargers tilt had an over/below of 49.5.
Brandon Staley apparently does not consider in discipline objectives anymore and handed on factors, making those that had the over sweat.
The Eagles tied the sport at 24-all with 6:16 left earlier than the Chargers held the ball the remainder of the way in which and gained on what was primarily a walk-off discipline aim.
That win by the Chargers in Philadelphia loomed fairly giant for individuals who pounced on this boosted parlay from SI Sportsbook.
You obtained boosted odds of +500 (up from +450) for betting the Chargers, Chiefs and Cardinals all to win. Clearly, the Cardinals have been the wild card.
However for those who both 1. Trusted Colt McCoy or 2. Pale the 49ers, you then definitely had your self an intriguing parlay to hop on.
In Colt McCoy we belief?
THE LONGEST YARD
Kyle Pitts’ receiving prop for Sunday sat at 61.5.
Pitts struggled final week in opposition to the Panthers (13 yard) and had a tricky Saints protection on faucet Sunday.
Properly, the rookie simply cleared the mark. Pitts completed with 3 catches for 62 yards.
A win is a win.
THE JAMES CONNER SHOW
I am going to admit it: I pale James Conner in all my fantasy drafts.
His sturdiness is a priority and Chase Edmonds is underrated.
Oh, was I incorrect.
Conner served as a one-man wrecking crew Sunday, dominating the 49ers for for 173 whole yards and three touchdowns in Arizona’s 31-17 win.
We hope you jumped on his landing props.
Conner scoring the primary landing had +1000 odds and his anytime landing prop had +163 odds.
THANKS FOR NOTHING, DALLAS
The Cowboys most likely burned you in a survivor pool.
They most definitely harm you in your fantasy leagues.
And so they positively made your pockets lighter.
Let’s undergo a number of methods the Cowboys tousled Sunday.
We’ll begin with a boosted ATS parlay from SI Sportsbook that wanted the Falcons, Chargers and Cowboys to all cowl.
The Chargers and Falcons did their components. Atlanta even beat New Orleans!
The Cowboys? Nah, they did not get the invite.
Now, let’s relax.
Certainly Dallas bought us rubbish time participant props and fantasy factors.
Dallas’ two landing went to Malik Turner. No offense to Turner, however you are not beginning him except you play in a 32-team league.
Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb every failed to attain. Zeke fell wanting his dashing yards prop.
A nasty day in Dallas.
APPARENTLY WINNING IS OVERRATED
Betting the moneyline favorites burned bettors Sunday, particularly contemplating there have been seven spreads greater than 5 factors.
The favorites went simply 5-7 Sunday, and it may have been a 3-9 day had the Vikings or Eagles pulled the upsets.
What an unsightly day for the favorites.
YOU CAN ONLY COUNT ON THE DOLPHINS?
SI Sportsbook provided this four-team parlay: Saints, Bengals, Dolphins and Raiders all to win SU at odds of +500, boosted from +450.
Solely the Dolphins gained, and it isn’t just like the others misplaced to world beaters.
The Saints misplaced to the Falcons, the Raiders misplaced to the Giants and the Bengals obtained a beatdown from the Browns.
That is an unsightly one, particularly when the Dolphins are the shining star.
Check out a few of these anytime TD props the Rams’ ability gamers had:
Cooper Kupp: -163
Darrell Henderson Jr: -138
Robert Woods: +115
Van Jefferson: +170
Tyler Higbee: +190
We do not blame you for those who wager Kupp—although we personally would fade these odds—however you have been burned for those who wager any of these 5 to attain.
The one Rams ability participant to seek out the tip zone was Sony Michel at +230.
We won’t think about lots of you had a prop wager that includes Michel.
THAT WAS UGLY
They will not be displaying the Patrick Mahomes vs. Jordan Love “battle” on any NFL end-of-season spotlight tapes.
Love completed with 190 passing yards, whereas Mahomes had 166 passing yards. Josh Johnson almost matched their mixed output!
The below hit for every of those Mahomes and Love props: passing yards, passing touchdowns, passing completions and passing + dashing yards.
The 5.5 whole touchdowns prop additionally got here nowhere near hitting.
NONE OF YOU COULD COVER? NOT ONE?
It is nonetheless beautiful to digest this a day later, however not one of many seven greatest favorites from Week 9 did not cowl (and they have been 2-5 SU).
Lets’s check out the carnage, so as from smallest to largest spreads:
49ers (-5.5): 31-17 dwelling loss to the Cardinals
Saints (-6.5): 27-25 dwelling loss to the Falcons
Ravens (-7): 34-31 dwelling win over the Vikings
Chiefs (-7): 13-7 dwelling win over the Packers
Rams (-7): 28-16 dwelling loss to the titans
Cowboys (-9.5): 30-16 dwelling loss to the Broncos
Payments (-14.5): 9-6 highway loss to the Jaguars
Every of them are on double-secret probation.
SLAMMED THROUGH A TABLE
Perhaps the Payments thought it was a preseason recreation.
It is onerous to fathom precisely what occurred in Jacksonville.
Buffalo misplaced to a Jaguars group with out two of its greatest offensive gamers, regardless of permitting simply 9 factors.
The Payments ruined a possible good SI Sportsbook parlay of +450 odds (boosted from +400) of the Payments, Browns, Ravens and Patriots successful.
In addition they harm you in participant props.
Zack Moss did not come near topping his dashing prop whole, and Josh Allen (who was the second-best Josh Allen on the sphere) fell wanting his passing yards, passing touchdowns and mixed dashing and passing props.
That needed to be a protracted flight again to Buffalo.
IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE
This might simply be within the good part, however we’re placing this within the ugly part because it’s outstanding that the Chiefs are THIS BAD ATS.
Our Frankie Taddeo famous in his mid-week column how the Chiefs simply do not cowl anymore, and that development continued in a house recreation in opposition to a backup quarterback who struggled for many of the recreation to seek out his receivers.
The Chiefs could not cowl a 7-point unfold, and are actually:
• 0-5 ATS at dwelling this 12 months
• 3-10 ATS of their final 13 dwelling video games
• 2-6 ATS of their final eight video games
• 9-16 ATS of their final 25 video games
Not less than you will get the Patrick Value in your insurance coverage.
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