It’s another huge football weekend ahead, and William Hill has you prepped with the latest odds and trends for NFL Week 7 and College Football Week 8.
Week 7 of the NFL season features an undefeated showdown, one massive spread swing of 3.5 points and the first team that is bringing in 90% of the tickets and dollars in their matchup since Week 2.
The Steelers and Titans highlight an intriguing Week 7 schedule, as the two 5-0 teams square off in Tennessee. Pittsburgh opened at -1 at William Hill and reached as high as -1.5 before the favorite flipped. Now Tennessee is a 1-point favorite, yet William Hill bettors are siding with the underdog.
The Steelers are drawing 62% of the total number of tickets and 70% of the total dollars wagered among all spread bets against the Titans.
That includes the largest NFL Week 7 wager taken at William Hill thus far, as one Nevada bettor placed $60,000 on Steelers +1 (-110) for a total potential payout of $114,545.45. Meanwhile, another Nevada bettor put down $11,000 on Titans pick’em (-110) for a total potential payout of $21,000.
Pittsburgh is not the only underdog obtaining the majority of the tickets and dollars. The 49ers (+2.5 at Patriots) are receiving 59% of the total number of tickets and 62% of the total dollars wagered, and the Bears (+6 at Rams) are capturing 71% and 79% in the two respective categories.
Besides Steelers vs. Titans, only one other Week 7 spread has moved by multiple points. Washington opened as a 3.5-point home underdog against the Cowboys, yet that line shifted 3.5 points down to a pick’em. Despite a brutal performance on Monday night against the Cardinals, Dallas is still being backed by most William Hill bettors. The Cowboys are reeling in 78% of the total number of tickets and 76% of the total dollars wagered.
While there’s plenty of love for the Cowboys this week as of now, one other team stands alone as the most popular spread bet in weeks at William Hill. The Packers are 3.5-point road favorites against the Texans, and Green Bay has generated 90% of the total number of tickets and 95% of the total dollars wagered. No team is getting a higher percentage of total dollars wagered in Week 7, and only the Bills (-11 at the Jets) are surpassing the Packers in tickets at 91%.
The Packers are the first team to be attracting at least 90% of the total number of tickets and total dollars wagered on a Friday since Week 2. Two sides were grabbing a hefty amount of the action then: Bills -5.5 at Dolphins and Chiefs -9 at Chargers. Neither of those popular spread bets ended up covering in Week 2’s action.
Check out William Hill’s latest odds and trends for NFL Week 7 spreads.
|CLE VS CIN||CLE -3||CLE 71%||CLE 71%|
|DAL VS WAS||PICK 'EM||DAL 78%||DAL 76%|
|DET VS ATL||ATL -2.5||ATL 53%||ATL 57%|
|CAR VS NO||NO -7.5||NO 51%||CAR 63%|
|BUF VS NYJ||BUF -11||BUF 91%||BUF 87%|
|GF VS HOU||GB -3.5||GB 90%||GB 95%|
|PIT VS TEN||TEN -1||PIT 62%||PIT 70%|
|SEA VS ARI||SEA -3.5||SEA 76%||SEA 66%|
|SF VS NE||NE -2.5||SF 59%||SF 62%|
|KC VS DEN||KC -9.5||KC 81%||KC 90%|
|JAX VS LAC||LAC -7.5||LAC 74%||LAC 57%|
|CHI VS LAR||LAR -6||CHI 71%||CHI 79%|
The Big Ten and Mountain West are back in action this week, meaning we have our biggest college football slate of the season thus far.
William Hill has 16 college football Week 8 games up that involve top-25 teams, including three ranked matchups. And all three have had interesting betting patterns thus far at William Hill.
The biggest battle in the Big Ten this weekend is No. 18 Michigan vs. No. 21 Minnesota. After opening as a 2-point road favorite at William Hill, the Wolverines are up to -3.
As of now, this showdown has caused the most division from William Hill bettors for any Week 8 game’s spread. Minnesota has brought 51% of the total number of tickets, while Michigan has gotten 51% of the total dollars wagered.
The other two ranked matchups are the only two games this week involving at least one top-25 team in which the underdog has attracted the majority of the tickets and dollars.
For No. 23 North Carolina State vs. No. 14 North Carolina (-15.5), the Wolfpack are generating 77% of the total number of tickets and 84% of the total dollars wagered. In a crucial Big 12 affair between No. 17 Iowa State and No. 6 Oklahoma State (-3.5), the Cyclones are capturing 64% of the total number of tickets and 66% of the total dollars wagered.
The most lopsided betting action in a top-25 game is in the ACC. No. 11 Miami is a 13.5-point home favorite against Virginia, and most William Hill bettors believe that the underdog won’t be able to weather the storm. The Hurricanes are receiving 93% of the total number of tickets and 94% of the total dollars wagered.
Virginia vs. Miami is also one of two ranked games that has had spreads shift by multiple points from the opening number. The Hurricanes were originally listed at -11.5 before rising by two points. Additionally, No. 19 Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest has gone from Virginia Tech -7.5 to -10.
The biggest Week 8 college football wager thus far, though, comes in an unranked Big Ten contest. A Nevada bettor placed $9,900 on Rutgers +13 (-110) at Michigan State for a total potential payout of $18,900. The Scarlet Knights are now 13.5-point underdogs at William Hill.
Check out William Hill’s latest college football Week 8 odds and trends for every game involving a top-25 team.
|SYRACUSE VS CLEMSON||CLEM -46.5||SYR 55%||CLEM 85%|
|ALABAMA VS TENNESSEE||ALA -22||ALA 89%||ALA 78%|
|NOTRE DAME VS PITTSBURGH||ND -10||ND 54%||ND 55%|
|NEBRASKA VS OHIO STATE||OSU -26.5||NEB 55%||OSU 56%|
|IOWA STATE VS OKLAHOMA ST||OKST -3.5||ISU 64%||ISU 66%|
|PENN STATE VS INDIANA||PSU -6||PSU 82%||PSU 56%|
|CINCINNATI VS SMU||SMU -2.5||CIN 75%||SMU 58%|
|ILLINOIS VS WISCONSIN||WIS -20||ILL 58%||WIS 61%|
|TEXAS STATE VS BYU||BYU -29||BYU 62%||BYU 90%|
|NC STATE VS NORTH CAROLINA||UNC -15.5||NCST 77%||NCST 84%|
|VIRGINIA VS MIAMI||MIA -13.5||MIA 93%||MIA 94%|
|MICHIGAN VS MINNESOTA||MICH -3||MINN 51%||MICH 51%|
|VIRGINIA TECH VS WAKE FOREST||VT -10||VT 64%||VT 80%|
|KANSAS VS KANSAS STATE||KSU -20||KSU 89%||KSU 90%|
|FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS MARSHALL||MRSH -16.5||MRSH 75%||MRSH 85%|
|GA SOUTHERN VS COASTAL CAR||CCAR -6||CCAR 62%||GASO 68%|