You could almost smell it in the air last Sunday morning: this was going to be a week in the 2018 NFL season where the favorites took care of business and delivered massive wins to the sportsbooks across the nation. By the time the dust had settled at the end of the night with the Chiefs hammering the Bengals and covering the 6 point spread by 29 points, most gamblers went to bed a lot poorer than they had been at the start of the day.
Although we here at BestUSAOnlineCasinos.net might have suggested in a previous post that the San Fransisco 49ers could have been a decent value bet to cover their massive 10 point spread at home, the Los Angeles Rams decided to push our faces in it and beat them by 29. Yup, it was the same point difference as the SNF game and when teams are winning by that big of a margin you can expect that bookmakers are going to be adjusting the lines accordingly in the following week, so expect to see some juicier odds for Week 8.
Speaking of “beat-downs” the hapless Buffalo Bills again fell to their knees and crumbled, this time against the mighty Indianapolis Colts, who going into the game had only one win on the season. Indy took care of business at home and easily covered the 7½ point spread and won by 32 thanks to QB Andrew Luck throwing four touchdowns, (we think his arm is almost healed). It’s starting to look quite possible that the Bills will end up in December as the worst team in football: stay tuned.
The only underdogs to win outright on Sunday were the Houston Texans (+4) against division foe Jacksonville, the Carolina Panthers (+5) in Philadelphia, and the New Orleans Saints (+2½) winning a squeaker on the road in Baltimore thanks to kicker Justin Tuck missing an extra point after his team scored a touchdown with only 24 seconds left in the game. This loss stung because it could definitely come back to bite the Ravens come playoff seeding time.
Finally, the Tennessee Titans went into their game at Wembley Stadium in London against the Chargers as a 6½ point underdog and almost got the upset victory. They scored a touchdown with 31 seconds left in the game and decided to go for 2 instead of kicking the extra point, however, Adrian Phillips slapped down Marcus Mariota’s pass and Los Angeles won the game 20-19. Veteran gamblers already know not to put too much money down on the 5-2 Chargers going forward as they end up disappointing fans every year at the end of the season – save your bankroll for the Dogs.