Last Updated on November 7, 2020
The public is all over the favorites in Week 9 of the NFL season at William Hill Sportsbook. In every single game but three, the public is putting more money down on the favorite to cover the spread. Let’s take a look at those three games where the public backing the dogs.
3 Dogs Seeing Some Support
- The first game is actually split between the tickets and the total handle. The Atlanta Falcons are four-point favorites against the Denver Broncos. Atlanta accounts for 57% of the total tickets, but Denver is bringing in 57% of the money. The Falcons have had an extended week after playing on Thursday in Week 8, but the Broncos have won three of their last four.
- The New York Giants and Washington Football Team game features two of the worst teams in the NFL, but bettors are taking an interest in the underdog, The Giants are getting 2.5 points despite the fact that they beat Washington earlier this season. With 58% of tickets and 68% of the money on the Giants, it’s clear that the public is seeing blue. Daniel Jones has not impressed through his first two seasons in the NFL, but he is perfect against Washington. Jones has an overall record of 4-17 in the NFL. Three of those wins have come against Washington.
- The final game where bettors are favoring the dog is a primetime matchup of epic proportions. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will be 4.5-point underdogs when they play Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the public is putting their faith in Brees. The Saints account for 51% of tickets and 59% of the total handle in this game. Those aren’t overwhelming numbers by any stretch. Most people expect to see a close game between these teams vying for NFC South supremacy.
Let’s look at all the NFL public bets for Week 9. All betting odds and splits courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook.
NFL Week 9 Consensus Picks
|Teams||Point Spread||% Tickets||% Handle|
|SEA vs. BUF||SEA -3||SEA 81%||SEA 85%|
|DEN vs. ATL||ATL -4||ATL 57%||DEN 57%|
|CHI vs. TEN||TEN -6.5||TEN 53%||TEN 67%|
|BAL vs. IND||BAL -1||BAL 82%||BAL 84%|
|CAR vs. KC||KC -10.5||KC 79%||KC 74%|
|HOU vs. JAX||HOU -7||HOU 74%||HOU 78%|
|NYG vs. WAS||WAS -2.5||NYG 58%||NYG 68%|
|LV vs. LAC||PICK ‘EM||LV 70%||LV 86%|
|PIT vs. DAL||PIT -14.5||PIT 89%||PIT 94%|
|MIA vs. ARI||ARI -4.5||ARI 62%||ARI 65%|
|NO vs. TB||TB -4.5||NO 51%||NO 59%|
|NE vs. NYJ||NE -7||NE 76%||NE 78%|