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NFL Week 11 Bad Beats: Early Bettor Got the Worm

Buccaneers-49ers Leave Plenty of Bettors Hanging

Another matchup that left a bad taste in bettors’ mouths is Tampa Bay against San Francisco. Those who bet on the ‘over’ 41½ and the 49ers’ spread (-13½) watched with bated breath in the fourth quarter. But to no avail.

San Francisco went up 27-7 heading to the fourth quarter. But the Buccaneers, as they have done a few times, scored an early touchdown in the last period to cut the deficit to 27-14. From there, the 49ers did not try too hard to move the ball or even score a field goal for good measure.

Tampa Bay could not find a way to get into the endzone. The result is a 27-14 final that went a fraction under the total and a fraction against the 49ers’ spread. On the flip side, the NFL odds originally had San Fran at -10½. Just like the Steelers-Browns game, the early bird bettors dodged a bullet.

Stroud Throws Away the Cover – Twice

And for a third time, the early bird bettors cashed out on Houston while those who got their spread later got big fat L’s. Houston opened at -2½ and closed at -5½. Those who had the latter got jobbed as the Texans could not expand on their 21-16 lead against Arizona with an entire quarter to spare. Thank quarterback C.J. Stroud for throwing two picks while in scoring position.

Stroud got picked off twice: in the Cardinals 13 and their 26 in consecutive drives for Houston. If he had completed either one, the Texans may have just kicked in a field goal to cover the spread. Alas, they fell short of our NFL betting lines.



Questions Of The Day

What are crucial tips to minimize losses in NFL betting?

Know your limits and implement a betting budget before betting online on the NFL.

Which NFL team had the biggest upset on Week 11?

While Tampa Bay and Arizona covered their spreads as underdogs, the Giants pulled off the biggest upset of Week 11.