Saquon Barkley

  • Saquon Barkley’s slide at the goal line was the worst bad beat of the week at legal NFL sportsbooks because it prevented the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens from going over their totals.
  • With over a minute left for Patrick Mahomes to lead a game-winning drive Chiefs, bettors likely thought they had plenty of time to come back and cover the spread.
  • The late-game collapse by the New Orleans Saints cost bettors everywhere, with it only made worse by the fact that local heroes Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase cost them.

NEW YORK – Bad beats in the NFL seem to happen every week, but the Week Six slate in particular has left many NFL bettors crushed and at a loss for words.

Saquon Barkley Crushes Over Bettors

Saquon Barley is well known for his former All-Pro status and Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign, but he is also now notorious for costing over bettors a fortune with his goal line slide with roughly one minute remaining this past weekend when the New York Giants hosted the Baltimore Ravens.

Legal NFL sportsbooks set nearly the perfect game total for the matchup in Week Six at 45.5 points, and it appeared poised to go over until the very end of the game.

Barkley slid because Baltimore did not have enough timeouts to keep the game going if he went down in bounds, meaning it was likely the right play, but it was devastating nonetheless.

Players that bet the over and lost because of Barkley’s slide may be wise to give the star running back a chance to redeem himself though, as he now has -250 odds to win the Comeback Player of the Year Award at Bovada.

Unless the Giants run away with the NFC and give him some time off, it is unlikely Saquon will fall short of the goal line for CPOY bettors.

No Mahomes Magic in Week Six

During the NFL playoffs last season, Patrick Mahomes needed just 13 seconds to lead the Kansas City Chiefs down the field and into field goal position against the Buffalo Bills.

Bettors were surely thinking the Mahomes-led offense had it easy then when he got the ball down by four with just over a minute left and two timeouts at his disposal.

Kansas City was a 2.5-point underdog, but failed to cover the spread at legal sportsbooks because the former NFL MVP threw an interception on his second pass attempt of the drive.

New Orleans Saints’ Failure to Cover the Spread

Up by two with 3:42 seconds left in the game, New Orleans Saints (+3.5) bettors felt they were in a great position against the Cincinnati Bengals because they had just gotten the ball back and were in prime position to run the clock out on the back of a running game that would finish the game averaging 6.7 yards per rush.

That all changed quickly though, as the Saints offense stalled and produced a quick three-and-out.

Things would go from bad to worse in a matter of one play for Saints bettors. On the very first play of the Bengals’ drive, local Louisiana heroes Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase would connect on a 60-yard touchdown pass that put the Bengals up by four with two minutes left.

The Saints were no longer covering the spread, but still had time to potentially score and reverse bettor’s fortunes once again.

Andy Dalton and company once again stalled out though, gaining just 22 yards on nine plays and costing Saints bettors everywhere.

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