The Spread Sharp Report: Five Most Popular Plays On NFL Week 6 Slate

Tom Brady's Bucs represent one of the most lopsided moneyline wagers


Oct 16, 2022

With just two home favorites of more than a touchdown and three games with spreads larger than seven points, one might think NFL bettors could have mixed feelings about the Week 6 slate.

The parity in the league, after all, has been depicted throughout the first five weeks of the season.

Well, if you’re trying to sift through those tough decisions and find the best wagers on the board, allow the betting public to point out a few incredibly popular plays. DraftKings Sportsbook sent out an updated Week 6 insights Sunday morning before the slate got started.

Here are five of the most popular plays as part of The Spread Sharp Report for Week 6:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers
You’re not going to find many public bettors going against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in Week 6. Tampa Bay represents 93% of moneyline bets and 89% of the moneyline handle ahead of its tilt in Pittsburgh. It accounts for one of the most one-sided moneyline wagers at DraftKings Sportsbook, and Tampa Bay also represents a popular spread bet. Seventy-two percent of spread bets and 69% of the money wagered on the spread both are for the road favorite to cover the spread, which has moved from eight to 10 points.

Los Angeles Rams moneyline vs. Carolina Panthers
Despite the fact the Rams’ offense has looked horrible — 32nd in rushing yards, second-worst in turnovers and 29th in points scored — the betting public is backing LA because of its opponent. The Panthers arguably are the worst team in the NFL and are entering Week 6 after firing head coach Matt Rhule, the first firing of the 2022 season. Oh yeah, and Carolina now is working with a fourth-string quarterback given the Week 5 ankle injury to Baker Mayfield and the fact both Sam Darnold and Matt Corral already are on the injured list. Thus, the Rams are earning 93% of the moneyline bets and 93% of the moneyline handle.

San Francisco 49ers moneyline at Atlanta Falcons
The 49ers’ defense, which ranks first in points and yards allowed, certainly has caught the attention of bettors. San Francisco is one of the most popular moneyline bets with 89% of tickets and 87% of the handle. Atlanta’s biggest strength happens to be its ability to run the ball — Falcons are third in rushing yards and touchdowns — however, no team has given up less yards on the ground than San Fran. The 49ers also are responsible for the majority of money as it pertains to covering the 5.5-point spread with 73% of the bets.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Under 45.5
The Broncos’ offense has looked absolutely horrendous through five weeks, and Denver’s primetime failures have the betting public looking ahead to “Monday Night Football.” DraftKings Sportsbook revealed Thursday 91% of the money wagered on the total is on the Under. At the time, it represented the most lopsided split while the 76% of bets on the Under.

(-2) Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints
Unlike other splits across the board, there was no spread-bet percentage greater than 80%. The Bengals, however, represent the most one-sided spread wager with 77% of the bets on Joe Burrow and company to cover in New Orleans. It represents 60% of the spread handle.

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