- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have (-125) odds against the Los Angeles Rams (+105) and are seeing 68% of bets and 81% of the money with sportsbooks.
- The Buccaneers opened at (+108), a perfect example of how the odds moved based on the money placed on the team.
- The Atlanta Falcons at (+130) are seeing 72% of wagers against the New York Giants (-150).
LOS ANGELES – The betting splits for Week 3 of the 2021-2022 NFL season reveals that underdogs are getting a lot of action at sportsbooks.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers initially opened up with (+108) odds against the Los Angeles Rams. Due to seeing the most wagers and most sharp money, their odds were directly impacted and the Bucs are now the favorites to win.
The Atlanta Falcons are another underdog team seeing a lot of wagers from NFL betting fans for their Sunday game against the New York Giants. However, betting handle is leaning towards New York.
Sharp Money On The Bucs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Los Angeles Rams – Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -125
- Los Angeles Rams +105
The Buccaneers are seeing 68% of total wagers this week on the moneyline. The total betting handle tells the real story though, as 81% of the money has been placed on Tampa as well.
Tampa has consistently seen both the sharp money and the total wagers being placed on them to win each week.
It could be the Tom Brady effect. The star QB has thrown for 655 yards, 9 TDs, has a 65.1% completion rating, and a QBR of 64.4 this season. This has led to the Buccaneers 2-0 record.
Sports bettors, both casual and high rollers, are leaning heavily in support of the Bucs to continue this winning trend in Week 3.
Falcons Seeing Wagers, Giants Seeing Money
Atlanta Falcons Vs. New York Giants – Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX
- Atlanta Falcons +130
- New York Giants -150
The Atlanta Falcons are seeing 72% of total wagers, but only 27% of the betting handle. This shows that most gamblers are looking to cash in on the long odds, but the hardcore big money gamblers believe the Giants have the edge in this matchup.
Both teams are 0-2 on the season, but Atlanta has lost by bigger margins. The Falcons lost 6-32 in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles and 25-48 against the Buccaneers in Week 2.
The New York Giants did lose 13-27 against the Denver Broncos in Week 1, but Week 2 came down to an end-of-game field goal kick by the Washington Football Team for NY to lose 29-30 in Week 2.
Because of how bad Atlanta has been looking, the sharp money is betting against them.
Underdog Packers Backed By Sports Bettors
Green Bay Packers Vs. San Francisco 49ers – Sunday, 8:20 PM ET, NBC
- Green Bay Packers +140
- San Francisco 49ers -165
The Green Bay Packers are seeing 89% of both the total bets as well as all betting handle. They may be coming in as 3-point underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers, but Green Bay is still seeing the most action across the board.
The Packers started off on a bad note in Week 1, losing 3-38 to the underdog New Orleans Saints following a poor performance from reigning league MVP QB Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are now 1-1 on the season while the 49ers are undefeated this year.
Rodgers bounced back in Week 2, throwing 4 TDs and posting an 81.5% completion rate and a QBR of 76.5 in the process.
Regulated sports betting sites are viewing the Packers as the lesser team, as they hold into account both weeks of the season, while sports betting fans are leaning in on the Packers, viewing Week 1 as an aberration.
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