Sports Interaction News Week 44 2018 – Here is the action report and odds for the ongoing NFL season as well as the NHL early season action. Below find all the great action available during the Sports Interaction upcoming week 41, 2018.
With NFL offences piling up video game-like stats every week, it’s a good time to be a football fan if you like seeing the scoreboard light up. This season, teams are averaging 24 points per game as we head into Week 10, which is the highest average in league history and up significantly from last year’s 21.7 points per game average. With trends like these, if major media outlets are picking up on them, you can rest assured that oddsmakers were on top of them weeks (if not months ago). That’s why you’ll notice that six of this week’s 14 games have totals of more than 50 points, but you’d better be wary of betting over these lofty totals. Despite the surge in scoring, 66 of this year’s games have played over their totals compared to 67 playing under, so it’s safe to say the books have their finger on the pulse of this scoring increase.
Week 10 kicks off with what could be another high-scoring matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football. Both of these teams are hot, with Carolina winning three straight and Pittsburgh having won four in a row. The Panthers have blown up for 78 points in the last two weeks while Pittsburgh owns the fourth-best total offence in the NFL. Oddsmakers have the Steelers set as 3.5-point favourites, while the over/under has moved from 50 to 52 since the open. Almost 70 percent of bets have Pittsburgh to cover, while nearly 80 percent of bets are on under 52 points.
Oddsmakers have a 54-point total, Week 10’s highest over/under, set the matchup between the 7-1 New Orleans Saints and the 5-3 Cincinnati Bengals. This lofty total hasn’t deterred over bettors with more than 75 percent of early wagers on this one finishing above 54 points. More than 80 percent of bettors like the hometown Bengals to cover as 5.5-point underdogs.
One of the most popular bets on the board also features this week’s largest point spread. About 85 percent of bettors like the Kansas City Chiefs to cover as 17-point home favourites against the Arizona Cardinals. The Chiefs have won three in a row and are 8-1 against the spread so far this season.
The Vancouver Canucks have been a pleasant surprise early this season, but it’s unlikely anyone would have expected them to lead the NHL money standings after a month of regular season games. Vancouver has earned its puckline point spread supporters better than eight units already, more than two units more than the Nashville Predators who check in at No. 2. All in all, it’s been a very good month for Canadian teams as the Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs sit among the top 10 of the NHL money standings.