It’s another monster football weekend ahead, and William Hill has you prepped with the latest odds and trends for NFL Week 6 and the biggest matchup in Week 7 of college football.
Many of the spreads are tighter, but William Hill bettors seem more aligned with how they’re betting the Week 6 games against the spread.
Last Friday, just one side (Rams -7 at Washington) was bringing in at least 80% of both the total number of tickets and total dollars wagered. This time around, there are six such cases out of the 13 Week 6 games currently up at William Hill.
In fact, the most popular Week 6 spread bet as of now at William Hill is on a team that lost its previous contest as a double-digit favorite.
After dropping a rivalry game to the Raiders, the Chiefs opened as 3.5-point road favorites against the Bills for this upcoming Monday night. Now Kansas City is -4.5, with the total for this showdown at 57.5, which is the highest of any Week 6 game.
The Chiefs are capturing 88% of the total number of tickets and 94% of the total dollars wagered among all spread bets against the Bills. Kansas City leads in both categories for the entire Week 6 slate.
Two other teams are getting at least 90% of the total dollars wagered: Titans -3.5 vs. Texans with 93% and Packers -1 at Buccaneers with 92%.
While there is plenty of love for the favorites in these Week 6 games, there are a couple of underdogs that stand out as well.
There has not been a bigger spread shift in Week 6 than Bengals vs. Colts. After originally being listed at +9.5, the line has dropped two points with Cincinnati now +7.5.
The Bears are the public underdog this week against the Panthers, and they are now +1.5 after opening at +2.5 in Carolina. Chicago is the only team getting points to generate the majority of the total number of tickets (52%) and total dollars wagered (55%).
The biggest Week 6 spread wager thus far at William Hill has come in on a home underdog. A New Jersey bettor placed $16,500 on Cowboys +1.5 (-110) against the Cardinals for a total potential payout of $31,500. The spread has also moved a point in the direction of Dallas, going from +2.5 to +1.5.
Yet, the biggest Week 6 bet as of now is on the biggest favorite right now on this week’s card. An Iowa bettor placed $66,000 on Dolphins -410 moneyline against the Jets for a total potential payout of $82,097.55. Miami’s moneyline price is now -430 at William Hill.
Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends for the NFL’s Week 6 spreads.
|WILLIAM HILL SPORTSBOOK|
|PRO FOOTBALL WEEK 6 SPREAD TRENDS|
|SPREAD||% TICKETS||% DOLLARS|
|DET VS JAX||DET -3||DET 73%||DET 52%|
|CHI VS CAR||CAR -1.5||CHI 52%||CHI 55%|
|CIN VS IND||IND -7.5||IND 53%||IND 56%|
|BAL VS PHI||BAL -8.5||BAL 82%||BAL 86%|
|CLE VS PIT||PIT -3.5||PIT 60%||PIT 54%|
|WAS VS NYG||NYG -3||NYG 62%||WAS 78%|
|HOU VS TEN||TEN -3.5||TEN 82%||TEN 93%|
|ALT VS MIN||MIN -4||MIN 77%||MIN 87%|
|NYJ VS MIA||MIA -9||MIA 83%||MIA 81%|
|GB VS TB||GB -1||GB 82%||GB 92%|
|LAR VS SF||LAR -3||LAR 83%||LAR 89%|
|KC VS BUF||KC -4.5||KC 88%||KC 94%|
|ARI VS DAL||ARI -1.5||ARI 56%||DAL 64%|
The stakes don’t get much higher in college football than No. 3 Georgia going up against No. 2 Alabama this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. As if this colossal clash needed another major storyline, Alabama announced on Wednesday that head coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19.
Before the announcement came around 5:49 p.m. ET/2:49 p.m. PT this past Wednesday, Alabama was a 6-point favorite (-220 moneyline) at William Hill. After the news broke, the Crimson Tide reached as low as -4 before rising slightly to their current odds of -4.5 (-180 ML).
“I was surprised that the line moved that much,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “I moved the line down slower than most of the market, I thought it was a huge overreaction. Saban probably already had the gameplan in place, now his coordinators can carry it out for him.
“I don’t see him making that many major decisions on the sideline that day to be worth 1.5 or 2 points. Some of those assistant coaches make seven figures, so it’s not like they’re taking a high school JV coach to lead these kids.”
Overall, Alabama has received 52% of the total number of tickets for all spread bets in this showdown, while Georgia has generated 55% of the total dollars wagered.
However, there’s been a noticeable split for how William Hill bettors have been wagering on this spread before and after the Saban news.
Before the news broke, Alabama was attracting 58% of the total number of tickets whereas Georgia was reeling in 52% of the total dollars wagered. Afterwards, Georgia has drawn 56% of the total number of tickets and 66% of the total dollars wagered.
Additionally, in a battle between an elite offense and an elite defense, William Hill bettors think plenty of points will be scored. The over has captured 63% of the total number of tickets and 60% of the total dollars wagered. The total has risen half a point from its opening number, as it sits at 57.5 now after originally being posted at 57.