What Does CHC -125 Mean in Betting?

Last weekend, during the weekend before Christmas, many sportsbooks launched their 2019 NFL season bets, and in the process, they unveiled some interesting stats that paint a picture of how the public is reacting to this year’s upcoming slate of games.

The biggest news came from the Canadian sportsbook, CH, which put out a tweet stating that they were guaranteeing wins for the San Francisco 49ers in their games this season. On Saturday, the sportsbook tweeted that this guarantee had been triggered and that they had dropped the under on the game. But that wasn’t the only interesting stat that came out of this weekend. We’ll break down the key numbers behind these stats so you can effectively use them when planning your own 2019 NFL betting strategy.

Overall Reactions To The 2019 NFL Schedule

Looking solely at the opening lines for the games this season, it’s clear to see that the majority of NFL fans are expecting a lot of close games this year. Of the 32 games this year, 30 of them are currently listed at -110 (a.k.a. “teased”) or -115 (a.k.a. “fighting”), which is fairly common for NFL games these days. Only two teams are currently favored to win their respective games by more than 5 points: the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. The over/under on the total amount of points scored in 2019 NFL games is listed at 47.5, and only 10 teams are favored to score less than 42 points.

2019 NFL Consensus Draft Picks

While many NFL fans may be excited about the upcoming slate of games, it appears that most NFL teams aren’t. The spread on first-year player drafts for the 2019 NFL Draft is an interesting stat to take a look at, as it paints a picture of which teams believe they have the advantage in terms of which players will help them in the future. The Chicago Bears are currently leading the way in terms of consensus picks with 10, and they’re followed by the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Rams with 9 picks each. The Detroit Lions, New York Jets, and Oakland Raiders have each received an eighth of the available votes, with the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Denver Broncos following suit with each receiving 7% of the vote.

NFL Season Win Total Betting

With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books and the NFL season now underway, it’s time for us to take another look at what the betting public has to say about this year’s upcoming games. OddsShark has us covered on this front, as they currently list season win totals for every NFL team, which you can use to make some informed betting choices this year. Only 4.5 games are currently listed as winning teams, which is rather low considering the fact that 28 of the 32 games this year are played between November and December. It’s possible that many of these win totals will fall as the season goes along, but at least for now, the majority of NFL fans are betting on underdogs. Week 4 of the NFL season is upon us, and while some of the listed games may not provide the best betting opportunities, at least for now, they’re still entertaining to follow.