Where the action is: Books "made a big mistake" with MNF line

The NFC West is featured in the Week 8 finale, with the shorthanded St. Louis Rams hosting the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. We talk to Michael Stewart, an oddsmaker with CarbonSports.ag, about the action coming in on this game and where the odds could end up by kickoff:

Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Open: +10.5, Move: +14

The Rams were going to be sizable home underdogs to the Seahawks before QB Sam Bradford was lost for the season. But without their top offensive weapons, bettors piled on the road team and have pushed this spread as many as 3.5 points.

Books admit that they underestimated just how much this line would swing and have themselves in a tough spot, rooting for a punchless St. Louis side to bail them out after a terrible Week 8 in which favorites are already 8-4 ATS.

Stewart notes that all three of Sunday’s double-digit favorites went 3-0 ATS and also played Over the total, capped off by Green Bay’s win over Minnesota in the Sunday night game. With that in mind, CarbonSports.ag, pushed the line past -13.5 and “can't stop the bleeding nor the Seahawks support” with the spread at the key number of Seattle -14.
 
“We won't be going any higher than that because we just can't risk getting middled,” Stewart tells Covers. “We're already opening ourselves up by going to 14, but at this point we had to because the liability is just that severe. Bottom line: We made a big mistake with our opening number as this game should have been opened Seahawks -13. Regardless, every bookmaker in the world is rooting for the Rams tonight.”

As for Monday’s total, the number opened at 42 and has been moved to 43.5 with action on the Over. The public loves to play the Over in standalone games and is banking on Week 8’s 8-4 O/U record heading into Monday’s finale.

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Posted by yankeesparlayer
1 year ago

Hey Yukon, Las Vegas always win in the end so all the suckers got sucked in and blew there behind. Been doing this over 20 yrs. when everybody is on a side in a stand alone game this deep in season no rhyme no reason go with Vegas. And CASH
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Posted by chensucht
1 year ago

YukonTrsv You are right is typical. My mistake. everything else is wrong. Let´s see who is right. E
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Posted by jlstout2
1 year ago

The defense knows they néed a huge game to give their team a chance. The rams played the hawks tough at home last year.i expect a low scoring game with rams just trying to run the clock out and keep it close. I see a 17 10 Seattle game
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Posted by Sir_Fresh
1 year ago

The number one rule of being a successful sports bettor: Don't ever put money on a BAD team.
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Posted by Spitdudes
1 year ago

the dog that will put up 3-10 pts if they are lucky?
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Posted by YukonTrav
1 year ago

agreed
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Posted by pulsch23
1 year ago

Mistake, indeed. Seattle rolls.
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Posted by chensucht
1 year ago

Tipic article screaming take Seahawks, i saw that many times on covers, that´s why i may take a chance on the dog
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Posted by YukonTrav
1 year ago

one of the more silliest comments I've seen in awhile. You're what the books call 'red meat' buddy lol oh, and it's 'typical'
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Posted by chensucht
1 year ago

"Tipic article screaming take Seahawks, i saw that many times on covers, that´s why i may take a chance on the dog"