New England opened as a 1-point underdog to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, but early action on the Patriots quickly made them 1½-point to 2½-point favorites Sunday night at Las Vegas sports books.
Whether it’s Rams-Chiefs, Chiefs-Saints, Saints-Patriots or Patriots-Rams, Las Vegas bookmakers are expecting plenty of points and Nevada’s fourth straight record Super Bowl betting handle.
Home favorites in the -3 to -6½ range have a record of 12-1 straight up and 11-2 against the spread since 2005. And home teams are 10-0 straight up and 8-2 ATS in conference championship play in the past five years.
Arctic blast or not, professional sports bettors Rufus Peabody and Ron Boyles lean to the over in the rematch of New England’s 43-40 regular-season win over Kansas City.
Derek Stevens, who owns the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate, placed a $100,000 bet to win $105,000 on an intriguing college basketball prop at the South Point sports book.
The Westgate SuperContest, the world’s most prestigious NFL handicapping contest, drew a record number of entries (3,123) for the eighth consecutive year in 2018.
Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would legalize and tax betting on professional sports online and at casinos in Massachusetts.
Leo Polito was introduced to the sport 75 years ago when his brother took him to a bookie joint in Rochester, New York, for the free food and drink. The rest is history (and some great stories)!