The Chicago Cubs are prohibitive 240 favorites to stave off the Curse of the Billy Goat in Game 5 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. Jon Lester takes to the rubber at 8:08 ET at Wrigley Field for the Cubbies, while Trevor Bauer counters for the Tribe. The total is set at 7. Despite having to lay heavy lumber, early betting trends have 75 percent of all wagers on Chicago, with a small majority of 55 percent on the under.
A big day in the NFL concludes with NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles taking on the Dallas Cowboys on NBC Sunday Night Football. The Pokes are laying anywhere from 4.5 to 5.5, so sportsbook line shopping is imperative. The contest marks a battle between the two best teams in terms of margin of cover, AKA the sweat barometer. Philadelphia is 4-2 against the spread, but they are +11.1 ATS margin, best in the NFL. Dallas is 5-1 and second in the NFL at +9.1. Here is the expert betting breakdown on SNF:
Rounding out the top five is Buffalo, though 4-3, they have a 7.7 margin, Minnesota at 5-1 and 6.3. New England at 6-1 and 6.3. Who are the best teams to bet against, or the worst teams in cover margin? Carolina at 1-5 for -7.8, fellow expansion franchise Jacksonville, 2-5 for -6.5 and the Jets at 2-5 and -5.9.
Using the same metrics, the top three over teams are all in the NFC South. The Atlanta Falcons have gone over 6-1 by 12.7 points per game, Carolina 4-2 by 10.1, and New Orleans also 4-2 and 9.1.
Despite splitting their six games at 3-3 over-under, the Seahawks have gone under by a league-leading 9.5 margin. The Giants and Cardinals have each gone under 5-2, with New York by -7.6 and Arizona -6.9.
The nation’s top handicapper Joe Duffy is also the hottest, going 24-7 in all sports recently, including many NHL and MLB underdogs. Get NFL, NBA, and MLB Sunday winners at OffshoreInsiders.com