After a NFL Week 6 dominated by underdogs and Las Vegas sports books, the betting public bounced back a bit in Week 7, when Sunday favorites went 8-3-2 ATS.
Cleveland moved from a 1-2 favorite to win the NBA’s Eastern Conference to a 1-3 favorite after Celtics forward Gordon Hayward’s gruesome injury.
The Astros are a minus-175 series favorite over the Yankees (plus-155) and a minus-160 favorite in Friday’s Game 1, which pits Dallas Keuchel against Masahiro Tanaka (plus-150).
Steelers quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger was picked off four times in the second half and two were returned for touchdowns as Jacksonville burned the betting public in the best decision of the day for Las Vegas sports books.
Stanford opened as a 6½-point favorite over No. 2o Utah, but sharp money on the home underdog has since moved the line to 4½.
While we tore up our two-team teaser on Atlanta and New England over a plate of cold nachos, a CG Technology bettor cashed a $2,000 two-team money-line parlay on the Bills (plus-340) and Panthers (plus-400) that paid $42,000.
The Trojans have won 13 straight games — the nation’s second-longest streak — and are 4½-point favorites over Washington State, which is 4-0 for the first time since 2001.
Atlanta escaped with a 30-26 win and cover when Matthew Stafford’s apparent winning touchdown pass to Golden Tate was overturned to end the game.
No. 6 Oklahoma State is averaging 54 points and 607 total yards this season and is 3-0 against the spread.
Despite five turnovers by Cleveland, a 7½-point underdog, it was driving for a possible back-door cover before turning it over on downs at the Baltimore 23 with 32 seconds left in a 24-10 loss.
Lamar Jackson has been sensational this season, compiling 1,010 total yards and eight touchdowns while leading the No. 14 Cardinals to road wins against Purdue and North Carolina.
Sharp bettors were all over the Titans, who closed as a 2½-point favorite over the Raiders after opening as a 1½-point underdog.
Stanford has won its past three meetings with Southern California by an average of 15 points and seven of nine.
Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher is 6-1 ATS in his past seven openers and has perhaps his best defense since his 2013 national title team, which allowed 12.1 points per game.
A William Hill bettor placed a $1.2 million wager on Floyd Mayweather on Thursday, and a Bellagio bettor made a $1 million wager on the undefeated boxer.