NFL and faculty soccer produced one of the memorable betting weekends ever. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
NFL, faculty soccer betting information
This previous weekend was one to recollect for the school soccer and NFL sports activities betting public.
drew extra bets than any faculty soccer recreation within the firm’s historical past
On Saturday, DraftKings Sportsbook reported that the matchup between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan drew extra bets than any faculty soccer recreation within the firm’s historical past.
Then, on Sunday, NFL groups receiving a majority of public assist went 10-1 towards the unfold. That introduced public sides to 13-2 ATS for the week as a complete together with the three Thanksgiving video games and one Friday recreation.
The Michigan-OSU showdown is often marked on each Large Ten fan’s calendar. This time, the stakes have been even larger than regular, since whichever crew misplaced wouldn’t advance to the convention championship and would presumably miss out on choice for the Faculty Soccer Playoff.
The Wolverines in the end received 30-24 regardless of going 3-12 on third down and giving up extra yards than they gained.
The sport began off cagey as each groups tried to impose their will bodily. An early interception by OSU QB Kyle McCord set the Wolverines up on a brief discipline and allowed them to attain a landing, and his second within the fourth quarter allowed the UM offense to expire in victory formation.
Buckeyes vast receiver and prime NFL prospect Marvin Harrison Jr. completed with 5 receptions, 118 yards, and a landing. He was complimentary of the Michigan protection and stated he “by no means actually [saw] something like [the Wolverines’ defense].”
Harrison Jr. is undecided if he’ll return to Ohio State or go to the NFL subsequent yr. Tankathon predicts that, based mostly on the present NFL standings, he’ll go to the Arizona Cardinals with the second choose within the draft.
Michigan moved as much as second on this week’s AP Prime 25 following the victory, one spot behind the back-to-back nationwide champion Georgia Bulldogs. The Washington Huskies and Florida State Seminoles fill out the remainder of the highest 4 with convention championship video games nonetheless to come back this weekend.
Public wins as favorites dominate the NFL
Over within the NFL, sportsbooks have been taken to the cleaners by the betting public.
The primary Thanksgiving recreation between the Detroit Lions and Inexperienced Bay Packers began the general public on a bitter observe because the Packers not solely lined towards the league’s greatest cowl crew (Detroit), however received outright as 8.5-point canine.
After that, it was nearly completely clean crusing. The one let-down was the New Orleans Saints, who misplaced to the Atlanta Falcons as 1.5-point favorites, 24-15.
favorites dominated and are on the verge of creating historical past
A part of the explanation the general public was so profitable is that there wasn’t a ton of deep considering required. Favorites dominated and are on the verge of creating historical past, pending the results of Monday Night time Soccer
Based on ESPN Stats & Information, there’s by no means been per week through the Tremendous Bowl period that favorites have lined the unfold 13 instances. That might quickly change as favorites are 12-3 ATS up to now, and solely the Minnesota Vikings at -3 towards the Chicago Bears stays.
The Vikings are 7-3-1 ATS to date, giving them the fourth-best cowl share within the NFL. The Bears are 4-5-2 ATS and simply outdoors the underside ten. In addition they lined in 4 of their final seven video games, together with final week towards the Lions, however they haven’t lined in back-to-back weeks in any respect in 2023.