Sportsbooks around the country got the best of NFL bettors once again in Week 6 when the Minnesota Vikings (-3.5), Green Bay Packers (-3) and New England Patriots (-8.5) not only failed to cover the spread, but lost straight-up as well, killing many teaser and moneyline wagers. The Baltimore Ravens (-10), New York Giants (-2) and Indianapolis Colts (-7.5) burned many square bettors as they each won their respective games but failed to cover against the spread.
The Vegas Whispers sharps, shared here only at Sports Illustrated, spent the day in ‘splitsville’ going 2-2 ATS on Sunday and now stand at 33-24 ATS in NFL wagering this season. However, it became another profitable weekend overall when our information was ‘capped off by the Los Angeles Dodgers (+200) coming back from multiple two-game deficits to overtake the Atlanta Braves in the NL Championship for all SI PRO members!
In terms of NFL totals for the week, those expecting less points came out ahead as the games went 8-4 to the under. Five games, however, did once again reach or surpass the 50-point mark, with the Titans and Texans leading the way with 78 combined points.
Later tonight, NFL fans will be treated to the Arizona Cardinals (3-2 SU; 3-2 ATS) traveling to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys (2-3 SU; 0-5 ATS). The Cowboys are now 1-point home favorites with a total sitting on the game at 54.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys
Moneyline: ARZ (-105) | DAL (-109)
Spread: ARZ +1 (-110) | DAL: -1 (-110)
Total: 55 Over: (-110) | Under: 55 (-110)
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Game Info: Monday October 19, 2020 8:15pm ET / 5:15pm PT | ESPN
On the offensive side for Arizona, fantasy owners will want to get QB Kyler Murray, RBs Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds and WR DeAndre Hopkins into their starting lineups. The Cardinals have an emerging star at quarterback in Kyler Murray who has thrown for eight touchdowns and run for five scores in just five games. Against a Cowboys defense that has surrendered 180 points (36.0 pts/game), expect Murray to once again put up prolific numbers in a game the oddsmakers have posted with a 55 point total. The biggest beneficiary on the passing end will likely be star wideout DeAndre Hopkins, who has no less than 6 receptions in any game this season while posting 11.1-plus PPR fantasy points in every game. Running back Chase Edmonds is a true sleeper in this contest, upsetting many Drake owners, as he has quietly carved-out a larger than expected role in the Arizona backfield with double-digit PPR efforts in back-to-back games.
On the Dallas side, fantasy owners will be starting QB Andy Dalton, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WRs Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. As everyone knows, the Cowboys lost star signal caller Dak Prescott (ankle) for the season last week and will now turn to the veteran Dalton to help guide one of the elite offensive attacks in the NFL. Expect the team to lean heavily on Elliott who has scored in four of five games this season, posting 17.7-plus PPR fantasy points in every game.
Fantasy owners will be looking for a bounce back game from Cooper who had previously posted 16+ PPR fantasy points in four consecutive games prior to his quiet Week 5 (2 rec / 23 yards) against the Giants. Rookie CeeDee Lamb has steadily improved over the first five games and will look to improve upon his career high (124) receiving yards against Arizona.
Nearly 64% of all spread wagers to come in on the Monday night contest have come in support of the Cowboys who have now become a one-point favorite after being as high as 3-point underdogs following the Prescott injury. The total which opened in Vegas at 53.5 has seen strong support on the over (63%), and has steamed up currently standing at 55 around nearly all shops.
The Vegas Whispers sharp lean for Monday is on the COWBOYS -1 which can still be found at DraftKings Sportsbook. However, the official Vegas Whispers play is on the earlier game on Monday (Chiefs/Bills) of KANSAS CITY -5, which was shared with all SIPRO members late Sunday.
VEGAS WHISPERS PLAY: KANSAS CITY -5
VEGAS WHISPERS NFL YTD: 33-24 ATS
PLAYER PROPOSITION WAGER:
BUF RB D. Singletary UNDER 54.5 Rushing Yards
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Sportsbooks around the country got the best of NFL bettors once again in Week 6 when the Minnesota Vikings (-3.5), Green Bay Packers (-3) and New England Patriots (-8.5) not only failed to cover the spread, but lost straight-up as well, killing many teaser and moneyline wagers. The Baltimore Ravens (-10), New York Giants (-2) and Indianapolis Colts (-7.5) burned many square bettors as they each won their respective games but failed to cover against the spread. Subscribe for full article
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