No Underdogs Here: All Favored NFL Teams Won in Week 15

There were no outright upsets.

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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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