The canines got here out barking within the opening weekend of NFL motion, profitable 10 of 16, and proving worthwhile for individuals who have been good sufficient to determine the matchup benefits upfront.
Underdogs & Unders Money For Bettors In Week 1
It was a very good week for the bookies, as the general public cash tends to facet with residence favorites and excessive scoring affairs. Not solely did the favored groups undergo, however street groups confirmed as much as play, and nearly all of totals fell wanting the NFL betting line.
The betting favorites got here out gradual of their season openers, with underdogs going an astounding 10-6 in Week 1. Canine additionally went 12-4 ATS in what was the perfect opening week file for underdogs because the 2003 NFL season.
Not solely did the underdogs come out swinging, however NFL bettors additionally got here out on prime when backing street groups. The visiting workforce lined the unfold in 9 of 15 matchups, with the Saints blowout of the Packers being excluded because the matchup was performed on a impartial area. Straight up, street groups went 8-7.
Choosing Week 2 Betting Upsets
Los Vegas Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Each groups sit at 1-0 after defying the chances in Week 1 and pulling off victories in gorgeous trend. The 2 meet Sunday afternoon with odds makers pegging the Steelers as -6.5 level favorites.
Pittsburgh showcased their spectacular defensive unit within the victory over a Buffalo Payments workforce vying for a Tremendous Bowl berth. This unit, led by T.J. Watt, ought to restrict the Raiders potential to seek out the tip zone as incessantly as they did towards of their Week 1 extra time win.
The Raiders may very well be held to three scores or much less, however that may be all they want towards an inferior Pittsburgh offense.
Ben Roethlisberger has seemed lower than convincing towards the Payments, and rookie operating again Najee Harris solely tallied 45 yards within the sport.
A robust Pittsburgh defensive effort ought to assist maintain this whole beneath the 46.5 presently on the board, and if Las Vegas can rework their momentum right into a pair of profitable drives, the 6.5 factors may show to be an excessive amount of.
LA Chargers (-3.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott seemed comfy beneath heart in his return to the sector, and he was one Tom Brady 4th quarter drive away from defeating the defending Tremendous Bowl Champions.
Prescott tossed for practically 400 yards within the loss to the identical defensive unit that restricted KC and Mahomes to 9 factors in final years championship sport.
Dallas now seems to be to select up their firs win on the street in Los Angeles towards the Chargers as small +3 canines. Dallas is with out their move rushers, with Randy Gregory in COVID protocol and DeMarcus Lawrence doubtless sidelined for a number of weeks. The depleted line may have the duty of going through a Chargers’ O-line that seemed robust of their opening effort.
To cowl the quick line, Dallas will want extra from Ezekiel Elliott, after the RB solely posted 33 yards on 11 carries towards the Buccaneers. If Dallas can get their floor sport transferring, preserving the protection sincere with their strain, and open up alternatives for WRs CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper, I’ll take Dallas plus the factors.
This seems to be like a scenario the place the Cowboys may maintain issues comparatively shut, and will they lose by a late area purpose, bettors nonetheless win the quilt.