Behind The Lines: A Winning Week 8 For NFL Fans At Sportsbooks

Written By Giovanni Shorter on November 1, 2022
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NFL betting on Sunday saw favorites go 7-5 in cover the spread. This led to losses for popular sportsbooks like Caesars and BetMGM. Fans managed to put together a winning Week 8, with the largest payouts being from big bets on the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, and Minnesota Vikings. This has been reportedly the best week for bettors and the worst for the bookmakers.

Below, we’ll look at some of the notable public wins.

Bettors Win Big Week 8

King Henry Conquers

One major NFL betting prop that saw a lot of action this Sunday was the total rushing yards for Titans RB Derrick Henry. With QB Ryan Tannehill out, Henry’s Over/Under 104.5 yards saw 98.8% of the total betting handle taking the Over. The betting public was correct, as Henry would finish with 219 yards against the Houston Texans.

The public jumped on the betting line as soon as it was announced that Tannehill was out. Initially, the line opened at 96.5 yards for Henry. Caesars reportedly saw several bets placed on this line the sportsbook was able to adjust.

This was one of many prop bets that saw Caesars Sportsbook in the hole. Representatives from the popular operator expressed that while this was the worst week, previous good weeks for the book even out the losses.

How Many NFL Weeks Has The Public Won At Legal Sportsbooks?

The public had lost all but one week heading into Week 8. What helped the public cash in big was parlays and touchdown scorers bets.

“There was a bunch of them this week for sure,” said Christian Cipollini, Sports Trader at BetMGM to TheLines. “The Eagles were one, Cowboys were another. That Lions vs. Dolphins game was tough for us with all those points and a lot of touchdown scorers.”

Representatives from BetMGM also shared the sentiment. The sportsbook suffered losses on notable matchups, in particular with those betting on the spread.

“A lot of those hit. That was big for the public”, continued Cipollini.

Big-Money Bettors Cash In On Broncos, Vikings

Caesars Sportsbook reported big losses with favorites covering. A big bet of $325,000 on the Broncos to cover the 3-point spread against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The line was set at -130, paying out the bettor a total of $575,000 ($250,000 won).

This wasn’t the only high-roller wager the sportsbook lost. The Vikings -3 line saw a $130,000 paying out $ 230,000 ($100,000 won) after they covered against the Arizona Cardinals. The line was also set at -130.

This was a big week for bettors and a bad week for the sportsbooks. Fans will hope to continue this trend headed into Week 9.

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Giovanni Shorter is a sports enthusiast and writer with a passion for the legal and industry side of the sports betting market. Giovanni got his education from Florida State University where he honed his writing style writing narratives and short stories. He has spent his professional career covering sports and entertainment through articles and blogs and continues to look at the industry from multiple angles.

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