Sports Interaction News Week 39 – Here is the action report and odds for the NFL season as well as the NHL playoff action. In the world of UFC, odds for the upcoming fight as Conor McGregor faces Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229’s main event. Below find all the great action available during the Sports Interaction upcoming week 39, 2018.
Betting in the NFL usually ends up evening out in the long run. Trends disappear as quickly as they come and one week is very different from the next. So it shouldn’t have been surprising to see favourites go 8-6-1 against the spread (ATS) with just three underdogs winning outright last week after ‘dogs ruled in Week 2 and 3. Underdogs still own a slight edge ATS on the year at 33-29-1 (53 percent).
Week 5 features just one spread that’s higher than a touchdown – the Thursday Night Football game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. The Pats evened their record with a dominant win over Miami last week and head into this one as 10.5-point favorites. The Colts are 1-3 after suffering a tough loss to Houston and 64 percent of the early action is supporting New England to cover the big spread at home.
The rest of the Week 5 slate has seven games with point spreads of three points or fewer. The best game of the bunch might be in Kansas City, where the 4-0 Chiefs host the 3-1 Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags own the league’s No. 1 total defence, while the Chiefs are first overall in averaging 36.2 points per game. The betting public is split on this spread that has K.C. set at -3, but nearly 80 percent of bettors like over 49 points.
The last game on the schedule has the New Orleans Saints pegged as 6.5-point favourites at home to a Washington club that is coming off its bye. The Saints have won three in a row and are putting up 34.2 points per game, but Washington has covered the spread in each of the last six meeting between these two teams. Close to 70 percent of bettors have the Saints at -6.5.
The puck drops for the NHL regular season on Wednesday and all seven Canadian teams will be in action for the first Hockey Night in Canada of the year. Connor McDavid, the -125 favourite to win the Art Ross Trophy, will lead his Edmonton Oilers into a matinee game from Sweden at 1 p.m. ET, while the Toronto Maple Leafs, who enter the season as +675 Stanley Cup favourites, host the Ottawa Senators later. The Winnipeg Jets are also a popular Stanley Cup bet at +1100 and they visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
We’re just days away from what might end up being the biggest fight in UFC history when Conor McGregor faces Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229’s main event. Nurmagomedov is down to a -150 favourite after opening around -190 and Sports Interaction is also offering odds on Thursday’s press conference in Las Vegas. You can bet on whether the two fighters will have to be separated (Yes -1000), will McGregor sip Proper Twelve whiskey (No -190), and total questions directed at Dana White (over/under 5).