No Underdogs Here: All Favored NFL Teams Won in Week 15
There were no outright upsets.
All 14 teams that were favored to win in Las Vegas did just that. The Falcons did not cover the six-point spread, but there were no favorites at the majority of shops, shown through the point spreads on the Rams-Seahawks game and Chargers-Chiefs game closing at pick ’em at most Vegas sportsbooks. ESPN writes that favorites had won every game during an NFL week twice previously in Week 9 of the 2005 season and Week 5 of the 2006 season. It was a very costly football week for some Las Vegas sportsbooks. Favorites went 11-0 straight-up and 7-2-2 against the spread Sunday. For example, if a bettor had used a 14-team money-line parlay of all favorites from the closing lines of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, a $100 would have won them $12,584.40. According to William Hill U.S., Nevada’s largest sportsbook, Sunday was one of its worst of the season. The reversed touchdown in New England’s 27-24 win over the Steelers also caused six-figure swings in favor of bettors at the Westgate, Caesars Palace and CG Technology sportsbooks.
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