Bet on How Many NFL Teams Outscore Trump’s 43 Percent Approval Rating

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BetOnline, always an innovator in the world of online sports betting, has found a better way to combine politics and the NFL outside of last weekend’s heated debate over kneeling and the National Anthem.

You can now bet on how many teams will outscore US President Donald Trump’s current 43% approval rating (a la the Wall Street Journal poll). 

OVER 1.5 teams score 44 or more points pays $400 for every $100 bet or $40 for every $10 bet.

UNDER 1.5 teams score this amount as the favorite priced at -500.

It’s important to note that this is a team total as opposed to a combined team game total.

Last week we witnessed just one team (the Jaguars amazingly) hit that number of points (essentially a push or no action).  In Week 2 we witnessed the Raiders score above 44 points and in Week 1 we saw the Rams do so.

Betting the UNDER would require $50 to win $10 with that $50 refunded and a $10 profit realized assuming the bet is a winner.

The US President last week, while speaking at a rally in Alabama, issued a scathing rebuke of NFL players who elect to kneel or sit during the playing of the National Anthem.

It was the following quote specifically that drew the ire of NFL players across the league.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired. He's fired!'”

Some teams, like the Pittsburgh Steelers, came under heavy scrutiny by fans after they opted to remain off the field during the playing of the National Anthem.  A few fans even shot videos of themselves burning Steelers merchandise.

Former San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick explained his initial intent to protest the playing of the National Anthem: ‘I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.’

Robert Williams, of Texas, said his ‘great uncle’s bones are lying in the bottom of Pearl Harbor’ for America.  He was one of several individuals whose YouTube videos showing the destruction of NFL team merchandise went viral this week.

Williams said: ‘I love this country, I love what it stands for, I love the flag, I love why we are Americans.

‘Today, my team — the Pittsburgh Steelers — decided they needed to keep themselves in the locker room while Mr Villanueva went out to salute the flag and stand for the anthem. Alright, this is what I think of that.’

For the sportsbooks, both in Vegas and online, last Sunday will go down as the “best ever” in terms of profit margin with an unprecedented number of underdogs winning outright.

Below are this week's NFL betting odds (subject to change prior to game time so get the latest odds here)

Date Time # Team Spread Total Money Line
NFL - Sep 28
09/28/2017 101 CHICAGO BEARS +7-105 o44½-110 +290
17:25:00 102 GREEN BAY PACKERS -7-115 u44½-110 -350
NFL - Oct 01
10/01/2017 251 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -3-105 o49½-110 -153
06:30:00 252 MIAMI DOLPHINS +3-115 u49½-110 +133
10/01/2017 253 CAROLINA PANTHERS +9-110 o48½-110 +357
10:00:00 254 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -9-110 u48½-110 -432
10/01/2017 255 LOS ANGELES RAMS +6-107 o47½-113 +225
10:00:00 256 DALLAS COWBOYS -6-113 u47½-107 -265
10/01/2017 259 TENNESSEE TITANS -1½-115 o43½-110  
10:00:00 260 HOUSTON TEXANS +1½-105 u43½-110  
10/01/2017 261 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS -3-117 o39½-110 -165
10:00:00 262 NEW YORK JETS +3-103 u39½-110 +145
10/01/2017 263 CINCINNATI BENGALS -3-115 o41½-106 -162
10:00:00 264 CLEVELAND BROWNS +3-105 u41½-114 +142
10/01/2017 265 PITTSBURGH STEELERS -3-103 o42-110 -151
10:00:00 266 BALTIMORE RAVENS +3-117 u42-110 +131
10/01/2017 267 BUFFALO BILLS +8-113 o48½-107 +320
10:00:00 268 ATLANTA FALCONS -8-107 u48½-113 -390
10/01/2017 269 NEW YORK GIANTS +3-112 o44-110 +133
13:05:00 270 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -3-108 u44-110 -153
10/01/2017 271 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES +2½-115 o47½-111  
13:05:00 272 LOS ANGELES CHARGERS -2½-105 u47½-109  
10/01/2017 273 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS +6½-104 o44½-111 +239
13:05:00 274 ARIZONA CARDINALS -6½-116 u44½-109 -279
10/01/2017 275 OAKLAND RAIDERS +3-117 o46½-117 +131
13:25:00 276 DENVER BRONCOS -3-103 u46½-103 -151
10/01/2017 277 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS +13-103 o41½-105  
17:30:00 278 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -13-107 u41½-105  
NFL - Oct 02
10/02/2017 279 WASHINGTON REDSKINS +6½-105 o49½-105 +234
17:30:00 280 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS -6½-115 u49½-115 -274

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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