Vegasinsider.com handicapper Mark Franco analyzes every NFL Week 4 Sunday and Monday game, with trends and final scores. Look away, Raiders fans.
Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Review-Journal. Prior to taking over that beat in January 2017, he covered UNLV football, 51s baseball and a wide range of other events that come to Las Vegas. A native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Dewey joined the Review-Journal in 1999 and was the 2013 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year.
Professional handicappers Lou Finocchiaro and Doug Fitz are tied for the contest lead at 10-5 against the spread, and VSiN host Brent Musburger is 9-6.
Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson has been spectacular this season, leading the NFL with 10 TD passes. The Ravens are among five plays for Sunday’s NFL games.
The Raiders have dominated the series with the Broncos in recent years, winning the last four meetings, six of seven and seven of nine.
The Raiders are the only 0-3 team in the NFL, and the AFC West is a combined 5-7 straight-up and 3-6 ATS. The division also has gone under in eight of 12 games.
The Cowboys have won nine of the past 10 meetings with the Giants. But bettors are banking on that trend to end on “Monday Night Football” at MetLife Stadium.
Miami, which closed as a 4½-point underdog, was one of eight underdogs that won outright Sunday and among nine that covered (9-4-1 against the spread).
Brent Musburger is tied for the lead with a 6-4 ATS record with Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey and handicappers Lou Finocchiaro and Doug Fitz.
The Raiders have lost and failed to cover their first two games, including blowing a 20-0 halftime lead in last week’s crushing overtime loss to the Cardinals.
Jimmy Garoppolo has a 37-16 career record as a starter and ranks fourth among active QBs in winning percentage (.698) behind Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady and Lamar Jackson.
San Francisco’s odds to win the Super Bowl dropped from 25-1 at Caesars Sportsbook to 19-1 after Jimmy Garoppolo replaced Trey Lance.
The Westgate SuperBook took sharp play on the sides of both games and also took a respected bet on the Eagles-Vikings under 51½. The consensus total is now 49½.
The gambler hit the crucial first leg on Justin Fields to score the game’s first touchdown at 20-1 odds when the Chicago quarterback scored late in the first quarter.