BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com provide us with a full betting recap of all 12 NFL Week 4 Sunday games.
Sunday Night Football Recap:
49ers 24, Rams 16: The 49ers were not given much of a chance against the Rams, at least not in the eyes of bettors. Only 29% of the total handle and 26% of total bets backed the 49ers on Sunday night, but from the very first drive, the 49ers looked like the team that made it to the Super Bowl, not the team that lost to the Dolphins by 26 points.
49ers vs. Rams was just one of two Week 6 games with a majority of the O/U money backing the Under (57%), and it paid off thanks to the low-scoring affair.
4PM ET Games Recap:
Buccaneers 38, Packers 10: With 15% of the total Week 6 NFL handle, Packers (-1, -114 ML) at Buccaneers (+100 ML) was the most bet-on game of the weekend. Coming off a disappointing loss to the Bears in Week 5, the Buccaneers received just 27% of the total game handle and 31% of total game bets against the Packers. The Tampa Bay defense held Aaron Rodgers to his worst performance of the season, forcing him to commit his first two interceptions of the season and sacking him five times. Aaron Jones scored the Packers’ lone TD, and Green Bay did not score after the first quarter.
Dolphins 24, Jets 0: Jets head coach Adam Gase has more double-digit losses on his record than he does wins, a stat that garnered much discussion heading into Sunday. Bettors believed in the stat, with 91% of the total game handle backing Dolphins bets, and they were rewarded with an easy blowout win for Miami. Unfortunately for Over bettors, the Dolphins took their foot off the gas in the second half, scoring just three points. The Dolphins had the second strongest percentage of ML bets (94%) of any Sunday side, behind the Giants ML with 95%.
1PM ET Games Recap:
Titans 42, Texans 36 (OT): The game of the day saw Derrick Henry (+4400), the only RB listed with top ten odds to win the NFL MVP, rip off a 94-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to retake the lead for the Titans. But things were only getting started. Two plays later, DeShaun Watson found Will Fuller 55 yards downfield for the Houston touchdown, sealing a win for Over 52 bettors (79% of O/U handle).
Trailing 36-29 with just over a minute left, The Titans went 76 yards on 9 plays with A.J. Brown hauling in a 7-yard TD pass with four seconds remaining to force OT. In overtime, Henry found paydirt for the victory, cashing winning tickets for 77% of the ML money and 69% of spread money on Titans -3.5.
Ravens 30, Eagles 28: The Ravens (-8.5, -400 ML) might be one of the most dominant teams in the NFL, but for bettors, they are all over the map (2-4 O/U, 3-3 ATS), and thanks to a furious Philadelphia fourth quarter, Sunday was no different.
Despite a 17-point first-half lead, the Ravens were outscored 28-13 in the second half, casting doubt into Ravens -400 (85% of ML handle), taking Ravens -8.5 (72% of spread handle) out of reach, all while hitting Over 46 (82% of O/U handle). Carson Wentz had a chance to force overtime, but could not connect on the two-point conversion, drawing a huge sigh of relief from Ravens ML bettors.
Broncos 18, Patriots 12: The Broncos (+7, +295 ML) took surprising control of the pace and tempo of the game, using six Brandon McManus FGs to take a 18-3 lead into the fourth quarter. The Patriots (-345 ML) scored nine unanswered points late in the fourth quarter and intercepted Drew Lock to get the ball back with just three minutes remaining.
But the Patriots were unable to complete the comeback as the Broncos forced a turnover on downs with a minute to go, pulling off the underdog win for 7% of ML bettors, 13% of spread bettors and 28% of O/U bettors.
Steelers 38, Browns 7: Bettors were very intrigued by this pivotal AFC North matchup, with the third largest total stake of any Sunday game and the second most bets of any Sunday game. The Steelers (-3, 1-75 ML) did not buy into the Browns hype, racing out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead and 24-7 halftime lead. The Browns (+150) sent a banged up Baker Mayfield to the bench in the fourth quarter, all but assuring a ML win (70% of ML handle) and cover for the Steelers (72% of spread handle).
A $10,000 wager placed by a Pennsylvania PlaySugarHouse.com bettor on Steelers -180 ML was the largest winning bet of the early slate of NFL games, with a payout of $17,050.
Bears 23, Panthers 16: No early Sunday game had a larger percentage of the total NFL handle than Bears (+1, +110 ML) at Panthers (-125) with 83% of the total ML handle and 64% of the spread handle on the Bears, with the public putting late steam on Panthers -2. It wasn’t pretty, but the Bears defense kept Teddy Bridgewater in check, forcing two interceptions, including a game-sealing pick with under a minute left. The Bears are now 5-1 overall, 4-2 ATS and 2-4 O/U.
Giants 20, Washington 19: With 95% of the total ML handle, Giants -148 had the largest percentage of any Sunday ML bet. New York forced two Washington turnovers, including a Tae Crowder 43-yard fumble return TD in the fourth quarter to break a 13-13 tie. But with 43 seconds, Kyle Allen found Cam Sims for a 22-yard TD to make it 20-19. “Riverboat” Ron Rivera went for the two-point conversion and the win, but could Washington not convert, sealing a ML win for the Giants, and a push for spread bettors.
Colts 31, Bengals 27: The Bengals raced out to a 21-0 lead in the first-quarter, devastating news for the 83% of total game handle backing the Colts. But Indianapolis scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter, and outscored Cincinnati 10-3 in the second half for the ML win (87% of ML handle) and Over 46 (53% of O/U handle) win. The Bengals had a chance to pull off the underdog win, but a Joe Burrow interception with 45 seconds remaining sealed the victory for the Colts.
Falcons 40, Vikings 23: A week after firing their head coach, the Falcons (+3.5, +163 ML) didn’t just come to life, they looked like a brand new team, decimating the Vikings (-186 ML) in Minneapolis. Bettors were backing the Vikings with 68% of the total game handle following an impressive performance against the Seahawks and a win over the Texans. But the Falcons defense held Minnesota from scoring until the third quarter, making matters worse for the public, which was on Over 54 with 80% of the total O/U handle.
Lions 34, Jaguars 16: The road Lions (-3, -159 ML) had the public backing with 72% of ML handle and 83% of spread handle. Detroit rewarded bettors early, racing out to a 17-3 halftime lead and never allowing the Jaguars (+140 ML) to make things interesting.