NFL Week 2: Noteworthy Betting Action from BetMGM

By Zack Schlegel

Week 2 in the NFL saw 13 of 15 favorites winning outright, with the Rams and the Raiders being the only underdogs to get the job done. The Las Vegas Raiders opened as 6-point underdogs to the New Orleans Saints, but the closing line dropped down as low as 4 just prior to kickoff. The Raiders were playing their first game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and their performance did not disappoint.

Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr lit up the Saints defense to the tune of 282 yards and 3 touchdowns, while their offense committed just one turnover on downs on a 4th & 1 late in the 3rd quarter.

Breakdown of some of the most noteworthy betting action from BetMGM:

*courtesy of Kirvin Doak Communications (KDC)

Most Bet Game: Seahawks vs Patriots (SNF)

The Seattle Seahawks closed at 4-point favorites at home against the New England Patriots. Patriots quarterback Cam Newton got off to a hot start in his debut with New England in Week 1, breaking a franchise record for rushing yards in a single game (75) and leading his team to victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Newton’s hot start was not a fluke, as he threw for nearly 400 yards while once again leading the team in rushing and contributing three total touchdowns in a losing effort the Seattle, 35-30. Seattle was able to stop Cam Newton at 1-yard line on the final play of the game to win, and cover the 4-point spread.

Notable bet placed at BetMGM: $450K to win $375K on Seahawks -4

Biggest Line Movement:

Spread: Titans vs Jaguars

  • Titans opened up as 11-point favorites, closed at 6.5. Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left to give Tennessee the 33-30 win, while the Jaguars covered.

Total: Packers vs Lions

  • The total opened at 46.5 and moved all the way up to 50.5 before kick-off. Over cashed as the Packers nearly covered the total themselves in a 42-21 victory.

Big Winning NFL Bets:

$450K to win $375K on Seahawks -4

$200K to win $181,818.20 on Ravens -6.5

$150K to win $136,363.65 on Dolphins +5.5

$150K to win $136,363.65 on Buccaneers -8

$150K to win $136,363.65 on Cardinals under 20.5 2nd half

$110K to win $100K on Falcons over 53.5

Big Losing NFL Bets:

$225K to win $204,545.45 on Seahawks-Patriots under 45

$150K to win $136,363.65 on Lions +6.5

$110K to win $100K on Bills -5.5

Big Parlay Winner

  • 10-team NFL parlay: $1500 to win $37,000
    • Bucs moneyline (ML), Cowboys ML, 49ers ML, Bills ML, Packers ML, Titans ML, Cardinals ML, Ravens ML, Chiefs ML and Seahawks -4


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