Monday night recap(s): Bills, Eagles easily cover; updated NFL betting stats

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 


Chalk bettors closed out NFL Week 2 with a pair of routs in Monday night’s doubleheader.

After a Sunday of NFL upsets and fantastic finishes and with underdogs 9-3-1 ATS on the weekend including the Chargers covering as losing dogs at the Chiefs on Thursday night, the Bills ran over the Titans 41-7 and the Eagles beat the Vikings 24-7.

The Bills, who closed as 10-point home favorites, were tied 7-7 with the Titans with 5:23 left in the first quarter but went on to score 34 unanswered points as they pulled away in a laugher. The Over/Under closed at 47.5, so Matt Milano’s 43-yard interception return for a TD with 3:49 left in the third quarter put the game officially Over with Tyler Bass’ PAT. However, the sportsbooks got middled a little bit as the total opened at 50.5 at the Westgate SuperBook and 49.5 at several other books, so the majority of early wagers were on the Under, and those betting the Over the last 24 hours before kickoff also cashed.

In the second game, the Eagles closed as 3-point home favorites against the Vikings and also dominated in a 24-7 win to easily cover. This game stayed well Under the betting total of 49.5 points as the Vikings’ offense didn’t do its part.

Faves finished 9-6 SU in Week 2 with 1 game closing pick-'em (Commanders-Lions after the Lions were short faves all week), but underdogs still led 9-5-1 ATS. Home teams went 11-5 SU and finished ahead at 8-7-1 ATS thanks to the Monday night sweep. Unders dominated again at 10-5-1 (after going 11-5 in Week 1).

For the young season, faves lead 19-11-1 SU with that 1 PK, but dogs still lead 17-13-1 ATS (56.7 percent). Home teams now lead 17-14-1 SU and ATS. Unders lead 21-10-1 (67.7 percent). Primetime Unders in Thursday, Sunday and Monday night games are also 6-1 with the Titans-Bills the first Over vs. the closing total (note: some might say that wasn’t a primetime game, but I’m counting it as the game kicked off at 7:15 p.m. ET).

Bring on NFL Week 3! Stay tuned into VSiN shows as well as as we already have several columns taking an early look at next weekend’s card (see Related News box above) with more to come.


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