The Hilton handicapping contest consensus results are in and very strong agreement bets have evolved for week 1 NFL picks. As is generally the case, road favorites rule the day insofar as Joey Bagadonuts favorite bets.
Miami Dolphins laying three-points at Washington Redskins has gotten 70 percent of wagers, followed very closely by Green Bay Packers -6.5 at the Chicago Bears with 68 out of every 100 bettors laying the lumber in the Windy City battle.
Sports handicappers are not buying into Rex Ryan turning around the Buffalo Bills, at least not in week 1 as the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo’s foe this week is favored by 66 percent of gamblers.
The most popular home team is the Arizona Cardinals at home to the New Orleans Saints with 65 percent. However, with home field advantage worth three-points, the fact that Arizona is laying only one-point means the public is actually backing the perceived inferior team, an uncommon tendency.
As far as totals bets, three unders, the Browns-Jets at 71 and the Panthers-Jaguars, and Chiefs-Texans both at 69 are tied with an over the Giants-Cowboys on Sunday Night Football as the most widespread over/under wagers.
The famed Hilton SuperContest has a different road chalk as the most popular bet: 664 contestants chose the Miami Dolphins over Washington laying 3.5. Aforementioned Arizona is next at 589. However, shockingly a road dog, the St. Louis Rams getting four to Seattle are next with 474 picks. The Jets and Packers round out the top five at 381 and 380.
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