Rusty defense leads to many over bets hitting

  • Since the return of the NFL season, we have seen more teams hit the Over in points each game.
  • This can be attributed to no preseason leading to rusty defenses.
  • Should the trend continue, sports bettors may want to lean towards betting on the Over.

DALLAS – The first quarter of the 2020 NFL season has brought forth an interesting trend in the sports betting world. More teams have managed to hit the Over in the first four weeks than haven’t.

In fact, the first two weeks of the season became the highest scoring start in NFL history, with more touchdowns than in any other opening two weeks.

Sports bettors who are looking to capitalize on the trend may find it opportunistic to take action on the Over going forward if the trend continues.

NFL Totals Betting The Over

Whatever the reasoning for the offense boom of 2020, those betting on the NFL have seen much success taking the Over. The Over has dominated for four straight weeks.

Over-Under W-L For NFL:

  • Week 1: 9-7
  • Week 2: 11-5
  • Week 3: 9-7
  • Week 4: 9-5-1

The highest-scoring season start ever has seen QB’s and running offenses excel. Legendary performances have come out of this scoring boom.

Many signs can be pointed to why the scoring boom. No preseason leading to rusty defense, no opposing crowd noise to affect visiting offense or the lack of key defensive players who opted out for the season.

Looking at Week 5, the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Football Team is a game where sports bettors may be tempted to lean towards betting on the Over. The Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Football Team face one another with the total set at 45 ½.

Los Angeles Rams Vs. Washington Football Team Totals

  • Over 45 ½ -110
  • Under 45 ½ -110

Washington has already given up 112 points in four games so far this season, and the Rams have allowed 80. In addition, the offense has been relatively strong for the Rams so expect them to roll through Washington and put up a lot of points.

It is no telling if the weak defensive trends will continue. Defenses may shake the rust off and more interceptions, sacks, and 3 and outs may occur. For now, however, legal sports betting on NFL Overs seems to be the right direction to go.

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