Sportsbooks took a rare loss in NFL Week 7. Not only did many favorites cash, but the lack of a major upset to wipe out teaser and parlay bets left books vulnerable to being on the wrong end of a blowout against the bettors. If you read this column and tailed accordingly, you swept the board, which means one thing — time to work even harder. In betting, focus needs to be sharpened when you’re having success to guard against complacency.
Anytime favorites cash at an alarming clip, bettors need to beware. Lines will typically get jacked up in the following weeks. The positive reinforcement of winning on favorites will cause bettors to come back to the buffet table for another helping. In this league, a week of predictability is the most unpredictable result of all. Will Week 8 be the revenge of the dogs?