Hate em or love em, the Green Bay Packers are one of the most popular sports franchises in all of sports. Because of this, more individuals tend to bet on them.
Hate him or love him, Nicolas Cage is one of the most dynamic and entertaining actors of this generation. No, we don’t care that this fact has little to do with this post. In all seriousness, if you hate Nicolas Cage’s acting, you’re an idiot, and we don’t trust anything you say.
Anyways, this week, we’ve got a two-for-one special. The Green Bay Packers kicker that shall not be currently named failed sports bettors on not one, but two bets in the same game. No other NFL game this weekend can compete with the effect that one person had on their game.
If sports betting Nicolas Cage bet on both the Packers and the UNDER, he would fly to Green Bay, recreate his box office hit Face/Off on Mike McCarthy, then rip off the GB kicker’s kicking leg and beat him with it.
Final Score: 31-23 Detroit
Nicolas Cage Anger Level: ???
The opening sports betting lines in had the Packers More than 60% of bettors bet on the Packers in Vegas. Despite this, the closing line on this game had the Packers anywhere between -1 and +1.5 in Vegas.
Still, Aaron Rodgers was playing. As long as Rodgers is playing, the Packers have a chance to win. In fact, Vegas oddsmakers consider whether Rodgers is playing as the biggest sports betting line mover in the NFL.
Even better, against the Lions, Rodgers owns a 13-3 record. That record includes a loss back in 2010 when Rodgers left the game due to a concussion.
Green Bay bettors had every reason to feel picking them was a great bet.
You all know what happened next. The kicking game from hell happened. While Rodgers lost not one but two fumbles in the first half deep in Packers territory, setting up the Lions for ten easy points, that paled in comparison to that GB kicker’s woes.
Three of the missed GB missed field goals occurred in the first half in distances where that kicker converted eight out of nine tries leading up to that game. Don’t forget, the game was played in a dome, so that kicker can’t blame it on the weather.
Even though Green Bay couldn’t come back, bettors on this game had another reason to hate that GB kicker.
Most sports betting sites and casinos initially set the O/U at 51, with some as high as 51.5. Enough people bet on the UNDER that the O/U moved down to as low as 49.5 at kickoff. We’re guessing this happened because Green Bay entered the game without their #2 and #3 wideout.
With 19 seconds left in the game, the score was 31-20. Green Bay had no timeouts and had the ball at their own 23. While some bettors on the UNDER already lost, a lot of UNDER bettors had at least the chance to push at a 51 O/U.
However, Rodgers completes a 54 yard pass, and McCarthy decides to let the Packers kicker try a field goal to get his confidence back with seven seconds left and no chance at winning. Sure enough, the kicker converted, despite a day where he missed four field goals and one extra point.
We won’t speak on which sports betting beat was worse. However, the DraftKings’ New Jersey sportsbook won more money on the Detroit Lions’ 31-23 victory than all other NFL games this past weekend.
To the Packers kicker from a startup rooted in Milwaukee, we are rooting for you to turn it around. And please, for the love of God, be careful out there for sports betting Nicolas Cage. If he’s willing to punch women, he’ll do much worse to you.