Now that was probably the worst gambling weekend of the 2019 NFL season so far for anyone who likes to get down on Underdogs. Every single favorite in Week 8 won outright, no one was kicked out of Survivor Pools, and retail bettors cashed in big time as they of course put their money on teams like the Patriots and Rams, smashing the wallets of all the top online sportsbooks in the process.
Of course, the biggest Dog of the weekend did cover, as the Dolphins only lost by 13 points against a spread of 14, so at least there was a little something to nibble on by the end of Monday Night Football. That said, any of us who had plunked down cash on the Miami moneyline were thoroughly disappointed from the 3rd quarter onwards.
Over in England, the other winless team so far in the NFL wasn’t able to cover their spread, as the Bengals fell to the Rams in Wembley 10-24, not able to get the game within reach of the 12½ points the professionals had given them. It should be a long flight home for Cincinnati players as they struggle to accept what they’ve become yet again – a laughingstock.
When publishing the offshore gambling news last week we claimed that the line of 12½ on the Browns in New England was too high. We were wrong…yet again. Tom Brady and the Pats dominated from post to post and spanked the bratty Cleveland squad by 14 points, 27-13. Excuse us if we don’t mention Baker Mayfield’s name again for the rest of the year.
The only other final scores to note were that the Texans, Lions, and Colts all couldn’t cover on Sunday, so any bettors who took the Underdog visiting team with the points ended up victorious. Well, now it’s time to try to figure out some big upsets for this coming weekend.
On to Week 9…