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Underdogs went crazy in Week 6, finishing on a 12-2 ATS run and damaging bankrolls. But the Monday nighter saw lots of action on underdog Denver and their historic rally. Week 7 promises more underdog potential.
If you bet underdogs in Week 6, you are staring at your bankroll in disbelief at how much money you made.
Underdogs were 12-2 ATS on the week, a startling number after two weeks where online sportsbooks saw relatively even action.
"It started on Thursday with the Titans upsetting the Steelers and continued right through til Monday night where Peyton Manning rallied the Broncos past the Chargers as 1.5-point underdogs," said Jack Randall of OddsShark.com (provider of odds to SBNation).
More than half of the week's underdogs won outright, making winners of out of bettors who risked the moneyline instead of the point spread. The Bills, Lions, Packers, Broncos and Giants all won as road dogs and the Browns, Seahawks, Titans and Redskins turned the trick at home.
Dallas choked at Baltimore but still covered the spread. Two teams covered as chalk - the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The opening odds for Week 7 has San Francisco and New England - two big losers from Sunday - as the biggest chalk. Both have significant NFL betting trends pointing to victories in Week 7.
Seattle +9 San Francisco -9 SEA 38.5 | Matchup
Seahawks 13-2-1 ATS past 16 games as underdog
Washington +7 NY Giants -7 NYG 48.5 | Matchup
Giants 15-2 SU past 17 October home games
Baltimore +4 Houston -4 BAL 47 | Matchup
Ravens have never lost to Texans (6-0 SU, 4-2 ATS)
Cleveland +3.5 Indianapolis -3.5 CLE 44 | Matchup
Browns 7-2-1 ATS past 10 as underdog
Dallas -2.5 Carolina +2.5 CAR 45.5 | Matchup
Cowboys 3-10-1 ATS past 14 as road favorite
New Orleans -1.5 Tampa Bay +1.5 TB 49 | Matchup
Saints 10-1 ATS since 2001 when favored by 2 or less points
Tennessee +3 Buffalo -3 BUF 45 | Matchup
Titans 7-1 SU, 6-2 ATS past 8 vs Bills
Green Bay -6 St. Louis +6 STL 44.5 | Matchup
Rams 11-4 ATS past 15 October home games
Arizona +7 Minnesota -7 ARI 40.5 | Matchup
Cardinals have won outright 7 of past 9 games as underdog
Jacksonville +5 Oakland -5 JAC 43 | Matchup
Raiders 3-17-1 ATS past 21 games as favorite
NY Jets +11.5 New England -11.5 NYJ 47 | Matchup
Teams have played 5 straight OVERs
Pittsburgh -1 Cincinnati +1 PIT 46 | Matchup
Steelers 0-7 ATS past 7 road games
Detroit +6 Chicago -6 CHI 47.5 | Matchup
Bears 7-2 ATS past 9 games as favorite