Last Updated on October 24, 2020
NFL Week 7 is where we start to figure out which teams are real and which ones are pretenders. The betting public seems to have a few teams they like in this week’s matchups. Some are a bit surprising given recent weeks while others are quite predictable.
Cowboys Seeing the Money vs Washington
Perhaps the most surprising darling of the public is the Dallas Cowboys. They’re coming off of a backbreaking loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night and looked dreadful without Dak Prescott. Ezekiel Elliot is having issues holding onto the football and the Dallas defense is a disaster.
Still, the public has 78% of bet tickets and 76% of the money is on Dallas. The Washington Football Team hasn’t been much better this year, but to be fair, no one in the NFC East looks good in 2020. Putting your money on any of these teams seems like a risky proposition, at best.
Bills & Packers Heavy Action
The next public pick shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Buffalo Bills are garnering heavy support from the betting public against the New York Jets this weekend. The Jets have yet to lose a game by fewer than two scores and all but one of those games came by double-digits. At -11, the Bills seem like a safe bet. The Bills account for 91% of bet tickets and 87% of the total cash on this game.
The Green Bay Packers are coming off of their first loss of the season and despite the fact that they’re 5-1 and the Houston Texans are 1-5, the Packers are only 3.5-point favorites on Sunday. That low spread is attracting 90% of bet tickets and a whopping 95% of the total handle. Can Aaron Rodgers and the Packers turn it around and live up to their status as a Super Bowl contender or was last Sunday’s loss a sign of things to come?
There are some other interesting numbers on the board at William Hill Sportsbook as well. The Chicago Bears are bringing in a majority of the tickets and money despite being six-point underdogs. The public is also on the side of San Francisco 49ers against the New England Patriots. Not to mention, the Kansas City Chiefs are hauling in 90% of the total handle against the Denver Broncos.