Online Bookmaker - NFL Week 1 Prime Time Games go to the Dogs

It was a good opening week of NFL action for the online bookmaker, particularly the prime time games.

The underdogs came through with flying colors in the biggest games of Week 1.  Anytime the underdogs win against the offshore betting point spread it is good news for the sportsbooks and they had a solid Week 1.

There were actually four prime time games this week in the NFL. Normally you get just the Sunday and Monday night games but in Week 1 we got a Thursday night game and two games on Monday night.  The Thursday night game was the only one of the three that was not a win for the books.  You could really claim anything you want in that game since the number ranged from New Orleans -4.5 to -5.5.  The Saints ended up winning by five points so bettors could have gotten a win, a loss or a push depending on when they bet the game.

Sunday Night and Monday Night Games – There is no question that the books dominated the Sunday and Monday night games. The Cowboys were the pick by many at Washington and Dallas didn’t even win the game.  On Monday night there were two games and the underdogs won both games outright?  The books did get some action on the Ravens and the under in the first game so it was not a huge win for them as bettors did take the under a little bit.  The late game though was a bonanza for the books as bettors pounded the Chargers and the over.  Rain hit in Kansas City and slowed down the San Diego offense and they lost outright and the game went under the total.  It was a huge decision that went the way of the online bookmaker.

Underdogs did well overall in Week 1 - It was not a clean sweep though as some offshore betting favorites did come through for bettors at Sbg The public pounded the Packers and they won at Philadelphia. Tennessee was another favorite that got some action and they came through against the Raiders.  Overall though, the underdogs got the money more often than not and in the prime time games it was no contest.