Underdogs went 7-3-1 ATS Sunday with six outright wins, including the Dolphins (+11) over the Colts, Steelers (+4½) over the Rams and Jets (+3) over the Giants.
The Raiders showed grit and young, improving talent in rallying to beat the L.A. Chargers on Thursday night.
The biggest win, by far, for MGM Resorts and other Las Vegas sportsbooks was on the Chargers, who upset the Packers 26-11 as 4½-point home underdogs.
After a two-month absence from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Raiders return Sunday to play the Detroit Lions. The Raiders are 2½-point favorites.
An MGM Resorts bettor won a six-figure wager on Green Bay, which turned an otherwise profitable day into a small loser for MGM and a “pretty good” loser for William Hill.
William Hill won more than $1 million on Washington, which was reportedly only the second team in 25 years to cover the spread without scoring in a 9-0 loss to the 49ers.
The Raiders could be close to full strength when they meet Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The Dolphins (0-5) covered in a 17-16 loss to the Redskins and the Jets (1-4) earned their first win in a 24-22 upset victory over the Cowboys.
Devlin Hodges threw for 14,584 yards at Samford, breaking Steve McNair’s career record for an FCS school. His nickname is “Duck,” and he has won a duck-calling contest.
Sharp money on Chicago drove the line from 5½ to 6½ and MGM Resorts took a six-figure bet on the Bears. The Raiders gave William Hill its only win of the 10 a.m. games.