The NFL has seen a challenging season with numerous injuries to quarterbacks, resulting in more backup quarterbacks taking the field. As a result, bettors have found success backing the under in points totals wagers through the first nine weeks of the season. Scoring has been scarce in 29 prime-time games, with unders boasting a 75.8% success rate at 22-7.
In Week 9, unders went 11-3 in 14 games, including all three prime-time games on “Thursday Night Football,” “Sunday Night Football,” and “Monday Night Football.” Teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants have struggled, leading to lower-scoring games.
Week 9 also saw a record number of backup quarterbacks and rookies taking the field, with the majority of them experiencing low-scoring games. As a result, oddsmakers have opened six out of the 14 games on Week 10’s schedule with a points total under 40 points.
Additionally, nine NFL teams have struggled with their point totals this season, which has resulted in a significant number of unders.
Looking ahead to Week 10, the betting trend on unders is expected to continue, with two prime-time games featuring low points totals and backup quarterbacks.
Overall, it has been a difficult season for NFL offenses, and given the increasing number of backup quarterbacks and rookies entering the fray, it appears that the trend of lower-scoring games will continue.