Week 1 NFL Betting Recap

Week 1 NFL Betting Recap

The books were taking a beating before Monday Night with the favorites going 9-4-1. On Monday night the 2 dogs scored straight up wins to bring a little more balance but all in all betting on favorites made a lot of people money in week 1. Let’s do a quick recap.

The favorites went 11-5 straight up and 9-6-1 against the spread.

Home teams went 10-6 SU and 8-7-1 ATS.

The OVER/UNDER went 9-7

AFC EAST

BEST WIN: The betting public were all over The Colts as 2.5 point road favorites at The Buffalo Bills. The sharps knew better and pounded The Bills. The Bills then went out and Pounded Andrew Luck and company 27-14.

WORST LOSS: All four teams won in week 1 and stayed relatively healthy with The Jets getting dinged the most with Antonio Cromartie spraining his left knee and his status for week 2 uncertain.

BAD BEAT: Bettors who had New England -7 were heartbroken as the Steelers threw a TD pass with under 10 seconds left, to make the final score 28-21 and giving Patriot backers an awful push.

AFC NORTH

BEST WIN: The division didn’t have a good week 1 with Cincinatti being the lone winner. The Bengals went to Oakland and beat up the Raiders (Literally with what Adam Jones did to Amari Cooper) 33-13 and easily covering as 3 point road favorites.

WORST LOSS: Baltimore losing to Denver on the road 19-13 as 4.5 point dogs was disappointing. Losing Terrell Suggs to a season ending torn achilles is just awful.

BAD BEAT: Bettors who took The Ravens +4.5 were looking good all game until The Broncos kicked a field goal with under 3 minutes left to push the lead to 6 and a Broncos cover.

AFC SOUTH

BEST WIN: Even if the division didn’t go 1-3 in week 1 The Tennessee Titans would still get the nod. The fan base has to be downright giddy after Marcus Mariota threw 4 touchdown passes, as The Titans routed Tampa Bay 42-14 as 3 point dogs on the road.

WORST LOSS: The Houston Texans were thoroughly embarrassed at home to The Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 as 1 point dogs in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Brian Hoyer’s first pass as a Texan was picked and KC had a 27-9 halftime lead. It didn’t get better for Hoyer as he was pulled for Ryan Mallet.

BAD BEAT: The Under 41 was looking good in the Texans/Chiefs game until Ryan Mallet came in with under 6 minutes left and led The Texans to 11 meaningless points to push the total OVER.

AFC WEST

BEST WIN: The San Diego Chargers looked dead in the water after they fell behind 21-3 to The Detroit Lions. They scored the next 30 points to win 33-28 as 3.5 point favorites.

WORST LOSS: The Oakland Raiders and their fans were optimistic coming into the season after showing improvement at the end of last season with Derek Carr at the helm. Well Carr left the game with a hand injury in the 1st half and The Bengals raced to 33-0 lead before winning 33-13 and covering easily.

BAD BEAT: The Oakland/Cincinnati game looked as if it would go UNDER 43 all day as The Raiders couldn’t do anything offensively. Two late Raider touchdowns, the second coming with 2 minutes left pushed the total to 46 and cashing the OVER.

 

NFC EAST

BEST WIN: The Dallas Cowboys looked dead in the water until  Eli Manning and The Giants had some of the worst clock management you will ever see and gave Tony Romo too much time and only a 6 point deficit. Romo marched right down the field minus Dez Bryant and won the game with seconds left. Giants bettors were happy though as the 27-26 Cowboys win cashed their Giants +7 tickets.

WORST LOSS: Obviously the Giants loss was horrific but it was a road game . We’re going with The Washington Redskins who hosted The Miami Dolphins as 4 point dogs. Coach Jay Gruden decided his best chance to win was to go with Kirk Cousins as QB despite his 2-7 record as a starter. Cousins was awful as the Dolphins won 17-10 and covered the 4 point spread.

BAD BEAT: If The Giants hadn’t botched the end of the game the UNDER 52 bettors would have ended their Sunday on a happy note. When Jason Witten scored with 7 seconds left those UNDER tickets were ripped up in disgust.

NFC NORTH

BEST WIN: The Green Bay Packers did what they do best. They beat The Bears again 31-23 and cashed as 6.5 point favorites.

WORST LOSS: The Minnesota Vikings and their fans were optimistic with the return of AP and Teddy Bridgewater having a ton of weapons. The Vikings went to San Fran as 2.5 point favorites and were humiliated 20-3.

BAD BEAT: The Green Bay/Chicago UNDER 48.5 looked like a sure thing with minutes left and the score 24-16. 1 touchdown by each team in the last 2 minutes pushed the score OVER the total.

NFC SOUTH

BEST WIN: The Atlanta Falcons hosted The Philadelphia Eagles in gams one of The MNF doubleheader. They played a great first half leading 20-3 at the break. They didn’t play so well in the 2nd half but thanks to a late missed field goal by Philly they held on for a 26-24 lead and cashed as 3 point dogs.

WORST LOSS: As stated earlier The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were embarrassed at home 42-14 to the Tennessee Titans as 3 point favorites. Jameis Winston walked onto the field blowing kisses to the crowd and immediately threw a pick 6 on his first NFL pass.

BAD BEAT: The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints total was set at 49 and the UNDER looked safe with Arizona trying to run out the clock leading 24-19. David Johnson turned an innocent looking screen pass into a 55 yard touchdown with just over a minute left to push the total OVER.

NFC WEST

BEST WIN: The St. Louis Rams hosted The Seattle Seahawks as 3.5 point dogs and scored on a long touchdown pass with under a minute left to send the game to overtime. They kicked a field goal in overtime then stuffed Marshawn Lynch on a 4th and 2 to secure the win and cover the spread.

WORST LOSS: Seattle and the people who layed 3.5 points at the betting window felt like they dodged a bullet when Cary Williams stripped Nick Foles and scored from 8 yards out to take the lead 31-24 with 4 minutes left. That feeling evaporated when Kam Chancellor’s replacement Dion Bailey was torched for a 37 yard TD with under a minute left, eventually leading to The Seahawks and their backers losing.

BAD BEAT: The Arizona Cardinals OVER and The Seattle Seahawks blown lead both work here.