Public Bettors Crushing Sportsbooks in NFL Week 7

Oct 22, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Kansas City Chiefs fans

  • After a very profitable start to the NFL season, sportsbooks have taken a beating in Week 7 as NFL teams receiving 60% or more of spread tickets have gone 6-1 against the spread.
  • Sunday Night Football dealt a particularly brutal blow as the Chiefs not only covered the spread against the Bengals but also covered all teasers.

The 2018 NFL season had been a very profitable one for oddsmakers through six weeks. According to Bet Labs, teams receiving at least 60% of spread bets were 21-29-2 (42%) against the spread (ATS) during that span.

However, public bettors have rebounded in a big way so far in Week 7.

Teams closing with 60% or more of spread tickets are 6-1 ATS heading into tonight’s New York Giants-Atlanta Falcons matchup on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN).

Oddsmakers have another lopsided affair on their hands with 73% of bettors taking the Falcons.

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