Six teams clinched a playoff spot, Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota broke their legs and the Browns won in the penultimate week of the season. Here is your Week 16 betting recap.
- Favorites went 9-7 (56.3%) ATS
- Home teams went 9-7 (56.3%) ATS
- Overs went 12-3-1 (80.0%)
- Betting against the public (<35% of tickets): 3-3 (50.0%) ATS
- Teams with a winning record: 9-8 (52.9%) ATS
Biggest Money-line Upset
Cardinals (+330) at Seahawks
No OT here.
— NFL (@NFL) December 25, 2016
Russell Wilson rallied Seattle from down 31-18 to take a lead with a minute to play. However, Arizona marched down the field and Chandler Catanzaro hit a 43-yard field goal on the final play that gave the Cardinals a 34-31 victory. The loss opens the door for Atlanta and Detroit to claim a first round bye.
Derek Carr Injury
Not GIF'ing the actual injury, but you can see Derek Carr saying "It's Broke"… pic.twitter.com/DEoHOyYWBG
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) December 24, 2016
Oakland clinched its first playoff berth since 2002 last week and then lost starting quarterback Derek Carr for the season with a broken leg in a 33-25 win over the Colts. If the Raiders make it to the Super Bowl it will be with Matt McGloin under center.
WINLESS NO MORE!
Browns hold on for 20-17 victory vs Chargers, their first win in over a year. pic.twitter.com/euKD9TqHty
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 24, 2016
Chargers kicker Josh Lambo missed a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give Cleveland a 20-17 victory. It was the Browns first win of the season (ended a 17 game losing streak) and ensures the franchise won’t finish the season an embarrassing 0-16.
SON OF A NUTCRACKER! Dontari Poe with the jump pass for a TOUCHDOWN. https://t.co/Qv0ixKdVW3
— x-Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 26, 2016
The exclamation point on the Chiefs 33-10 victory over the Denver Broncos was a touchdown pass by 346-pound Dontari Poe. According to ESPN, the defensive lineman is the heaviest player in NFL history to throw and run for a touchdown.
Trend Highlight – Bad ATS vs. Good ATS
Arizona has had a disappointing season after reaching the NFC title game a season ago. Seattle has won the NFC West and is competing for a first round bye. The Cardinals were 4-10 ATS before their game against Seattle while the Seahawks had a winning against-the-spread record. Betting bad ATS teams against good ATS is a profitable contrarian strategy.
All-time this Pro System is 147-90 (62%) ATS, +49.04 units.
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