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- Week 9 currently offers both the highest and lowest over/unders of the 2018 NFL season.
- Sunday's Los Angeles Rams-New Orleans Saints matchup (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) currently offers a total of 60.
- On the other hand, Week 9's Chicago Bears-Buffalo Bills (1 p.m. ET, FOX) over/under sits at just 37.5.
Scoring during the 2018-19 NFL season has been through the roof, forcing oddsmakers to adjust on the fly to account for such high-scoring games. Through Week 6, overs were 51-42 and covering by an average of 2.17 points.
However, despite scoring remaining at the exact same level of 24.1 points per game, oddsmakers appear to have caught up when setting over/unders.
Since the start of Week 7, only 32.1 % (9-19-1) of games played have finished over the closing total, dropping the full-season record of overs to 60-61 (49.6%) on the season according to Bet Labs.
Interestingly, Week 9 currently includes games with both the highest and lowest over/unders of the 2018 season.
Sunday’s Los Angeles Rams-New Orleans Saints matchup (4: 25 p.m. ET, FOX) currently sits at 60, one-half point higher than the Kansas City Chiefs-New England Patriots Week 6 game that sailed over the closing total.
Even if Rams-Saints does set a new high-mark, Week 11’s Chiefs-Rams matchup will likely shatter previous over/under records should both teams remain healthy.
For those more interested in defensive battles, the Chicago Bears-Buffalo Bills game (Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, FOX) is listed at 37.5, just below the closing total of 38 from Week 5’s Tennessee Titans-Buffalo Bills game.
In case you’re wondering, the Bills won, 13-12, easily hitting the under.