- The Cleveland Browns are 12.5-point favorites against the Houston Texans.
- 65% of all wagers are going towards the Texans while 62% of the money is going towards Cleveland.
- 92% of bettors expect the Kansas City Chiefs to cover the -3.5 spread against the Baltimore Ravens.
CLEVELAND – Sportsbooks have released their betting data showing where the money is going for NFL Week 2 betting lines.
The Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans game may not be one of the bigger matchups this weekend but the betting splits show sharp money on the Browns, but most of the wagers are on the Houston Texans.
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens are also split between NFL betting fans, as taking the Chiefs on the moneyline compared to taking the Chiefs to cover the spread tells an interesting story.
Texans Vs. Browns Splits
Houston Texans Vs. Cleveland Browns Odds (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
- Houston Texans +475
- Cleveland Browns -700
Despite coming off of a tough 29-33 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, and the announcement that star WR Odell Beckham Jr. will not be playing, the Browns are still 12.5-point favorites against the Texans on Sunday.
This is an all-time high for Cleveland.
The Browns are currently 12.5-point favorites over the Texans for their game on Sunday.
If that line holds, it'll be the largest amount the Browns have been favored by in a game since the franchise returned to the NFL in 1999.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 16, 2021
For those betting on the moneyline, Houston is seeing more action as 65% of total wagers are coming in on the Texans. Cleveland on the other hand is seeing 62% of the total money, showing that bigger wagers are being placed on the Browns to win.
To cover the spread, sportsbooks report that 58% of the money and 59% of the bets are leaning towards Houston. With the spread being set at over 12 points, it is no surprise the money is leaning in this direction.
Bettors Look For Chiefs To Cover
Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Baltimore Ravens Odds (Sunday, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)
- Kansas City Chiefs -200
- Baltimore Ravens +170
The Baltimore Ravens are at least 3.5-point underdogs at home for the first time since drafting Lamar Jackson. The Ravens suffered an OT loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and have 13 players on injury reserves.
Because of this, NFL gamblers are not only taking the Chiefs to win, but also taking them to cover. 95% of the money and 92% of all bets are on the Chiefs to cover the -3.5 spread. Even further, the Chiefs see 85% of the money and 74% of the bets on the moneyline.
This could be because of the odds at legal sports betting sites. Taking the Chiefs to cover will net a -115 return compared to the -200 for the straight moneyline. Since the spread is set by just over a field goal, the idea is that if the Chiefs win they would also cover.
Underdog betting fans also skew the numbers. If one would bet on the Ravens, taking them to win outright at +170 is far more profitable than betting on the Ravens to cover the spread at -105.
Buccaneers Seeing Sharp Money
Atlanta Falcons Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET, Fox)
- Atlanta Falcons +500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -750
On the moneyline, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers see 95% of the money but only 59% of the total bet count. This shows that larger wagers are being placed on the Buccaneers to beat the Atlanta Falcons straight up.
Interestingly enough, the spread is set at -12.5 for the Buccaneers and the team sees 84% of the total wagers and 71% of the bet count.
Despite being big underdogs, betting fans seem to prefer the big payout than to simply lean in on Atlanta to cover such a massive spread.
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