Five home underdogs, one giant spread, and seemingly inflated lines for New England and Dallas. As you shook off the aftereffects of Saturday’s World Series parade, a typical slate of NFL lines awaited on Sunday morning.
Week 9 began in wild fashion from a gambling standpoint because of Thursday night’s Dolphins-Bengals tilt. Tied at 20 in overtime, Miami ended the game by sacking Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton in the end zone. The Dolphins won, 22-20, but the 42 total points was not enough to reach the over/under number of 43. Gamblers who took the over at 43 undoubtedly breathed a sigh of relief when the game reached overtime, because in their mind the worst that could happen would be the game ending on a field goal, thus resulting in a push.