The underdogs have performed nicely throughout the first three weeks of the NFL’s regular season. The top teams are beginning to separate themselves and the oddsmakers are now starting to get an understanding of the true favorites each week.
With that being said, the NFL always has its fair share of underdogs covering as well as straight upsets because of the week-to-week nature of the league. Many favorites could have tougher times than believed once again in Week 4, but the trick is figuring out which underdogs will cover. Here is a look at some of the best options. If some are doing well at the half, feel free to double down in live betting.
Vikings (+6.5) vs Rams
The first underdog to back is playing in the first game of the week. The Minnesota Vikings will hit the road to face off against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football. The Vikings laid an egg last time out against the Bills at home, getting blown out despite being a 17-point favorite. Minnesota will bounce back in this one as the 6.5-point underdog. The Rams are tough but they could be without the star cornerback tandem of Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, which should allow the Vikings to score enough to keep up.
Texans (+103) vs Colts
The Houston Texans are 0-3 on the season but better than their record would suggest. The Texans are hitting the road in Week 4 to face the Colts and will be desperate. Look for the Houston defense to agitate Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck and force him into a pedestrian day. The Texans will win this game so go with them on the moneyline as they are +103 underdogs to win.
Jets (+7) vs Jaguars
The New York Jets are seven-point underdogs on the road against the Jaguars. New York quarterback Sam Darnold could be in for a long day, but the Jacksonville offense is so toothless that this seems like a high spread. The Jets don’t have much chance of winning this game but they should keep it under a touchdown and cover the spread.
Ravens (+151) vs Steelers
The Baltimore Ravens are a field goal underdog on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Generally this would be the type of game the Steelers win, but they are dealing with internal drama and some inconsistency. Meanwhile, Baltimore has looked impressive in its 2-1 start. As long as Joe Flacco doesn’t play poorly, the Ravens have what it takes to not only cover this spread but also pull the upset. Baltimore is the +151 underdog and is a great play on the moneyline.
Broncos (+5.5) vs Chiefs
While those are good underdog choices, the best pick of Week 4 in live betting is the final game. The Denver Broncos will host the Kansas City Chiefs in Monday Night Football. Patrick Mahomes has been a revelation for the Chiefs and has led the team to a 3-0 record. Kansas City boasts the most explosive offense, but the best way to combat that is by putting pressure on the quarterback. The Broncos have one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL in Von Miller and he will wreak havoc.
Denver is a decent team playing at home, and a 5.5-point underdog spread is too high. The Chiefs are the pick to win but this is not going to be easy. The Broncos are the easy choice to cover. Kansas City is looking like one of the best teams in the NFL but even teams with unbelievable talent have tough games here or there.
The Broncos are good enough to stay close and keep an eye on the spread numbers at the half because that is another way to increase the bankroll in live betting.
Our Best Pick: Denver Broncos +5.5 at Bookmaker.eu.
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