We’re reaching the midway point of the NFL season already, somehow. We have a slate with some interesting games on tap this week, but we decided to focus on the ugliest games on Sunday’s slate. The games that nobody wants to bet on? We’re examining those head on. These six games might not get you excited, but the lines are definitely intriguing and could offer some value. All lines are as of Friday afternoon and via BetMGM.
Would you rather back the Eagles or 49ers as road favorites laying over a field goal?
The Philadelphia Eagles are favorites for the first time this season, and they’re laying 3.5-points on the road against the winless Detroit Lions. After a disgusting display on Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers are laying 4-points in Chicago against the Bears. Which ugly road favorite are you backing?
Pete: Dan Campbell is 0-7, but I like what I’ve seen from him in his first rodeo as an NFL head coach. His team is bad, and that’s why they are winless. Jalen Hurts is the biggest example of fantasy gold, real football trash since Tim Tebow. I can see Detroit winning this game outright. On the other hand, the Chicago offense has been putrid. Justin Fields is not ready, Allen Robinson is missing in action and the team’s best offensive player is Khalil Herbert. I don’t love the 49ers, but I can’t back the Bears right now. Give me the 49ers.
Greg: The Bears are on pace to throw seven touchdown passes this year. Their offense is so gross and the Niners aren’t much better. They should have flexed this game to London. I think Detroit gets their first win of the season on Sunday. Philadelphia isn’t an intimidating team on either side of the ball and the Lions have had a lot of close calls. I’ll take San Francisco.
Would you rather lay over a field goal with the Browns or the Seahawks?
We have the Cleveland Browns laying 3.5-points at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns have gotten healthier with Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Jarvis…