If you read the VSiN betting recap on NFL Week 11 by Ben Fawkes and yours truly, you know that the vast majority of bettors had a bad week. We saw that coming as the top 5 most-selected plays in both the Circa Sports Million and Westgate SuperContest went 0-5. I’ve always said those serve as a solid barometer of how the public does against the sportsbooks as they show the most popular bets and tend to include the biggest line moves.
But if you’re a contrarian bettor like we are in the Tuley’s Takes home office, you probably fared better. I went 3-2 with my major contest picks and on the VSiN NFL Best Bets page. But we wish we had done a little better with our overall bets as I went 4-4 in this column (4-3 ATS and a loss on Falcons-Saints Over 51) to stand at a respectable 43-35 (55%) on the season. Our teaser recommendations didn’t fare as well as they had recently, going just 4-3, but that was a result of the overall market not faring as well.