Jets QB Mike White

  • Road teams had an overwhelming amount of success in the NFL this past week going an impressive 8-6 SU.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals did their part in crashing many survivor pools, and ruining many ML parlays.

LAS VEGAS – This past weekend in football had a bit of everything. Road teams dominated, bad bets were had, and upsets were seemingly everywhere.

Road teams had an overwhelming amount of success in the NFL this past week going an impressive 8-6 SU. All eight road teams to win this weekend also covered the spread.

The season of betting road underdogs ATS also continued as six different NFL road underdogs cashed and won outright.

Upsets Galore

The Green Bay Packers (+3) started the trend of upsets this week in the NFL, after beating the Arizona Cardinals 24-21 on Thursday Night Football.

Aaron Rodgers reminded the whole world that he is indeed a “bad man,” upending the undefeated Arizona Cardinals without star receiver Davante Adams. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur claimed his 33rd victory as head coach, and passed Don Shula for most wins by head coach through their first 40 games.

Perhaps the biggest upset of the week was the New York Jets (+11) defeating the Cincinnati Bengals at home, led by an impressive performance from backup QB Mike White.

The Pittsburgh Steelers (+5.5) and New England Patriots (+4) both secured huge AFC victories on the road over the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers.

AFC Championship Odds

  • Buffalo Bills +225
  • Baltimore Ravens +550
  • Kansas City Chiefs +550
  • Tennessee Titans +650
  • Los Angeles Chargers +1000
  • Las Vegas Raiders +1400
  • Cincinnati Bengals +1500
  • Cleveland Browns +1800
  • New England Patriots +2000
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2000

This has shaken up the AFC playoff picture with the Browns and Chargers AFC odds dropping heavily while the Week 8 winners join the 10 AFC teams with odds +2000 or shorter at legal sportsbooks.

The Tennessee Titans (+3) created separation from the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South playoff race by notching an interdivisional win on the road. Sports bettors that took the over (51) in this game cashed with ease, as a grand total of 65 points were scored.

The New Orleans Saints (+4) continued to have Tom Brady’s number, having now won six of the last seven games against the rival Tampa Bay Bucs. NFL journeyman Trevor Siemian led to Saints to victory after Jameis Winston got knocked out of the game with a knee injury.

The Dallas Cowboys (+3) capped off a wild Sunday by upending the Minnesota Vikings on the road without star QB Dak Prescott. This game saw a wild line movement of over six points after Dak Prescott hinted that he might not be available to play earlier in the week.

Bad Beats

Those that took the Los Angeles Rams to cover the 16.5-point spread, had their hearts broken as the Houston Texans rallied to get the back door cover.

After being up 38-0 to start the 4th quarter, the Texans went on to score 22 unanswered points, and crush Rams -16.5 backers.

The worst bad beat of the week came from college football odds with FSU +9.5. In a last-second desperation attempt to score, the Florida State Seminoles attempted multiple laterals to advance the ball downfield.

QB Jordan Travis threw a lateral back into the middle of the field that got recovered by Clemson linebacker Barrett Cooper, who returned it for a touchdown as the clock expired, giving Clemson the 10-point victory and the cover.

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