The Rams’ 20-13 win was the biggest NFL decision of the season for MGM Resorts and CG Technology, which each needed Cleveland for multiple six figures.
Ed Salmons, Westgate sportsbook vice president of risk management, said the Bulldogs are motivated to embarrass the Fighting Irish in a game between top 10 teams.
New England is the team that America loves to hate but it also loves to bet on the Patriots, who easily covered the 18½-point spread in a 43-0 road rout of the Dolphins.
History is on UNLV’s side in this game, as it’s 4-0 ATS on the road against Power Five teams under coach Tony Sanchez, covering against USC, Ohio State, UCLA and Michigan.
Washington converted a fourth-and-6 and a fourth-and-12 before Case Keenum threw a 4-yard TD pass to Trey Quinn with six seconds left to deal Eagles bettors a bad beat.
CG Technology sportsbook took a $7,700 bet on the underdog Aggies getting 18 points, and sharp action at Caesars Entertainment has driven the number from 18½ to 17.
Jacksonville is 9-2 to win its division and New York is 6-1, with the Lions 12-1, Bengals 14-1, Buccaneers 16-1, Giants 18-1 and Raiders and Cardinals at 20-1.
In general, it’s wise to back teams with quarterback competitions and coaches motivated to win, including those in their first year with a team.
CG Technology sportsbook posted odds Thursday on 12 entertaining cross-football 2019 season win total matchups, including UNLV-Raiders and Ohio State-Browns.
The Bills went 6-10 last season — after going 9-7 and making the playoffs in 2017 — and finished second in the league in total defense and first in passing defense.