NFL underdogs went 9-3-1 against the spread with seven outright upsets Sunday as Las Vegas sportsbooks had their best day of the season, by far.
Sports wagering is topping expectations since the Indiana General Assembly voted to legalize it in June in return for 15 percent of the profit.
Win and the Raiders are off to London to play Khalil Mack and the Bears with a 2-2 record. But lose and they are 1-3 and looking at a 1-6 start to the season.
The Rams’ 20-13 win was the biggest NFL decision of the season for MGM Resorts and CG Technology, which each needed Cleveland for multiple six figures.
New England is the team that America loves to hate but it also loves to bet on the Patriots, who easily covered the 18½-point spread in a 43-0 road rout of the Dolphins.
Kansas City scored 40 points in a victory at Jacksonville in Week 1, and the Raiders have serious injury concerns in their defensive backfield.
Washington converted a fourth-and-6 and a fourth-and-12 before Case Keenum threw a 4-yard TD pass to Trey Quinn with six seconds left to deal Eagles bettors a bad beat.