On the week that featured the most passing touchdowns in NFL history (started off by Peyton Manning’s seven in Thursday night’s season opener), you would expect games to have trended heavily towards the OVER.
But that surprisingly wasn’t the case with the total splitting at eight UNDERs and eight OVERs in Week 1.
Interestingly, there was a pretty significant time-based split which would have made interesting opportunities for those who like to place an NFL teaser bet or two.
Sunday’s early games went 8-2 on the UNDER, with Minnesota 24 - Detroit 34 and Cincinnati 21 - Chicago 24 the only two games that didn’t go UNDER. But the two afternoon games, Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football all went OVER the total at 6-0.
Underdogs held the slight betting edge at 8-7-1 ATS in Week 1, with the week’s two biggest dogs covering the spread. The Oakland Raiders were an 11-point underdog on the road against the Indianapolis Colts and the Buffalo Bills were a ...