The Sportsbook took a massive hit on Sunday, Bet MGM had 79% of bets on the Bengals. – they ended up covering.
Entering Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals were winners of five straight. After a Baltimore loss on Saturday, Cincinnati had a chance to gain sole possession of first place in the AFC North. The Bengals were 3.5-point road favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers entered the weekend in first place in the NFC South at 6-7.
Unsurprisingly, most of the betting action was on the Bengals. At BetMGM, 79% of all bets were backing Cincinnati to cover. By kickoff, the Buccaneers were the biggest need of the day for the sportsbook at BetMGM.
The game couldn’t have begun any better for Buccaneers bettors and the sportsbook. Joe Burrow threw an interception on a tipped pass on the first drive of the game. Tampa Bay drove the ball inside the 5-yard line but settled for three points. After a Bengals punt, Tom Brady once again drove the Bucs downfield. This time, on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, the Buccaneers went for it and Brady found Russell Gage for a touchdown.