The Miami Dolphins, once considered maybe the worst NFL team ever, shocked everyone. They won their second game of the year by beating the Indianapolis Colts 16-12. The Colts were favored by 12.5 points.
Another shocker was the now 2-7 Atlanta Falcons upsetting the 7-2 New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees and company were huge favorites, spotting the Dirty Birds 13.5 points.
ESPN sports betting journalist David Purdum said, “Huge Sunday for sportsbooks. Titans and Falcons were two biggest wins for the house, killing the bulk of parlays. Second-best Sunday of season for several books.” The Tennessee Titans won a close match against the Kansas City Chiefs 35-32. The Chiefs (6-4) were favored by 5.5 points over the Titans (5-5).
Lamar MVP Favorite
The Baltimore Ravens continued their great form by destroying the Cincinnati Bengals, 49-13. Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson was 15-17 for 223 yards with three touchdowns. Also, he ran for 65 yards and another score.
Now 7-2, the Ravens now have maybe the best player in the league under center. His only incompletion was a spiked ball. He ended the game with a perfect passer rating of 158.3, accomplishing the feat second times this season.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor said, “Their quarterback is the most dynamic quarterback I’ve ever seen. I’ll be interested down the road to see how other teams try to stop him.”
Once again, the FanDuel sportsbook has lowered his NFL MVP odds. Now Jackson is at +250 to win the award – implied odds of 28.57 percent, a $100 bet netting $250.
He shares that line with Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. Next at +600, are Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson.
Steve Bittenbender, Casino.org writer, is the owner of a $20 bet on Jackson being the NFL MVP printed in August at 100/1 odds. The wager would net $2,000.
Speaking of the winless Bengals, their ninth loss of the year only increases the team’s chances of going 0-16.
Niners Look For Ninth Win
Monday Night Football pits the perfect 8-0 San Francisco 49ers against the visiting 7-2 Seattle Seahawks. The Niners are favored by six points. The Niners are favored by six points.
San Francisco is the last remaining unbeaten team in the NFL. FanDuel has the team’s odds of going perfect in the regular season at +1100 (implied odds of 8.33 percent). A $100 bet on that line would net $1,100 if the team can run the table to 16-0.
Speaking about the Super Bowl, New England Patriots, the defending champions stay the favorite at +290. They are trailed by the 49ers (+500), Saints (+700), Ravens (+750), and Packers (+1000). Tonight, the Seahawks will try to beat the Niners and at present, sit at +3000 to win Super Bowl 54.