The betting public had a nice run the last two weeks as NFL favorites went 20-8 against the spread. But that streak ended Sunday with a good day for underdogs.
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The 49ers inexplicably stumbled to three straight losses in the middle of the season, but San Francisco is back to looking super. Ask the Eagles.
Sharp bettors backed the 49ers at the SuperBook when the line opened at pick’em against the Eagles after Philadelphia rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Buffalo.
On a weekend that saw a plethora of popular favorites cover, the Eagles beating the Bills in overtime Sunday was the worst result for the South Point and Caesars.
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The Raiders and Bears covered the spread in losses to help sportsbooks on an otherwise losing day that saw 10 of 12 favorites win outright.
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Fittingly, the bottom line for Las Vegas sportsbooks and bettors came down to the Raiders-Jets “Sunday Night Football” game at Allegiant Stadium.
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The betting public in Las Vegas backed the Raiders (-1½) in a big way Sunday, and their faith paid off with a rout of the New York Giants at Allegiant Stadium.
Since 2018, the Patrick Mahomes-Andy Reid Chiefs lead the NFL with a 16-3 record after a loss. Kansas City is 13-2 in that role since 2019 and 10-1 since 2020.
Bettors who wagered on Baltimore, a 9½-point favorite at Arizona, lost their bets in brutal fashion as the Cardinals rallied for a backdoor cover in their 31-24 loss.
Pro sports bettor Jeff Whitelaw and SuperBook oddsmaker Ed Salmons expect the Packers to bounce back Sunday, one of eight sharp plays for this weekend.
Five underdogs pulled off outright upsets, and four previously 1-5 teams prevailed, including the Patriots, who stunned the Bills as 7½-point underdogs.