Those who love betting underdogs finally caught some breaks this past weekend as a bunch of favorites got beat down and fattened wallets in the process. Sure, Week 10 of the 2018 NFL Season wasn’t the “craziest” ever seen, but there were enough surprises to make a few U.S. online gambling headlines, all the way through until the end of Sunday Night Football. (If you were lucky.)
First and foremost let’s give it up for the godawful Buffalo Bills for not only covering 6½ going into New York, but also smashing the Jets by 31 points. They beat their division rival 41-10 and knocked out many who were still left in NFL survivor pools – that’s what you get for betting on Josh McCown.
Both Green Bay and Kansas City easily took care of business at home, however, the Chiefs couldn’t cover their massive 16½ spread and “only” won by 12. (Please don’t mention we predicted this to be a “Trap Game” for them last week.) The Rams were the other big home favorite getting 10 against division rival Seattle, but they squeaked out a 36-31 win and almost lost outright in the last drive of the game. It’s hard to tell if this loss ended the Seahawks’ season so stay tuned.
The surprise of the day had to be the final score of the Patriots/Titans game which saw the 6½ point Home Dogs jump up and bite Tom Brady in the behind, smashing them by a final score of 34-10. Tennessee’s defense looked absolutely fantastic and Marcus Mariota threw the ball like he wants to be considered an elite quarterback. The jury is still out on whether this one says more about the Pats or Titans.
Lastly, give the Cowboys a thimble full of love for going on the road and beating hated rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles. Dallas were 7 point underdogs at most places but a few readers reported seeing different lines at offshore betting sites, but that actually happens all the time. “Da Cowboys” definitely had a little pep in their step, as Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott both had huge days to keep their season alive. (And possibly ending Philly’s.)
Well that’s it for now: bring on the NFL Dogs for Week 11 and let’s try to do it all over again.