Green Bay Packers: NFL's Last Undefeated Team Hammers Las Vegas

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IOctober 17, 2011

The Green Bay Packers (6-0) came away with a 24-3 home win over the St. Louis Rams (0-5) Sunday at Lambeau Field, which also delivered a big blow to Las Vegas sports books.

Oddsmakers sent out the Packers as the highest-priced favorite through six weeks of action, but the 14.5-point spread wasn't enough to contain last year's Super Bowl champions.

The NFC match-up was the fifth-highest wagered game in the city, with over 80 percent of the action coming in on the host.

From a handicapper's perspective, Green Bay backers lucked out in a big way, as the team was out-gained by a 424-399 margin.

It's a result that had many underdog bettors shaking their heads in disbelief—including Bleacher Report's sports betting columnist.

Laying double-digit points is tough enough for NFL teams to cover on a weekly basis, but doing it in this manner just doesn't happen.

It didn't happen during the entire 2010-11 regular season.

The last time such an event happened in the sports betting world was on Oct. 11, 2009, as the Minnesota Vikings tallied a 38-10 win as 10-point favorites, but lost the statistical battle by 23 yards.

Want to take a guess which team left bettors shaking their heads on that day?

The St. Louis Rams.

Nobody said sports betting was easy, and this box score goes a long way in proving just that.

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