A game that set a Super Bowl record for futility fell well short of setting a Nevada record for betting handle. The books won $10.7 million on the game, which was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, for a 7.4 percent hold, or win percentage.
South Point bettor wins a 400-1 prop on a $250 bet when Greg Zuerlein misses 48-yard field goal with five seconds left in Rams’ 13-3 loss to Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
One index prop that always gives the books a huge liability is for either team to finish with two points, which pays 10,000-1 odds.
A late flurry of money poured in on the Rams and Patriots before Super Bowl LIII, including at least three $1 million-plus wagers, giving bookmakers reason to believe the total amount wagered in the state could eclipse last year’s record of $158.6 million.
The total opened at 27½, before quickly moving to 28 following the second lowest-scoring first half in Super Bowl history (the Steelers led the Vikings 2-0 at halftime of Super Bowl IX in 1975).
MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, the Westgate, Boyd Gaming, CG Technology and Station Casinos sportsbooks all need the Rams to cover.
Despite a late flurry of money on the Rams, including wagers of $2 million and $1.5 million, Las Vegas sportsbooks needed Los Angeles to cover the spread against the Patriots less than 24 hours before kickoff of Super Bowl LIII.
New England is 5-3 straight up in Super Bowls with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick but 2-5 ATS (the line on its 28-24 win over the Seahawks in 2015 closed at pick ’em).
A survey of opinions from Review-Journal staff members, other media, oddsmakers and professional bettors and handicappers.
The mystery bettor who beat Las Vegas sportsbooks out of millions of dollars on the 2017 World Series and more than $10 million in Super Bowl LII appears to be back in action on Super Bowl LIII.