Perpetually dour-looking Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s trademark blank facial expression can double as his Halloween mask.
After a NFL Week 6 dominated by underdogs and Las Vegas sports books, the betting public bounced back a bit in Week 7, when Sunday favorites went 8-3-2 ATS.
Steelers quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger was picked off four times in the second half and two were returned for touchdowns as Jacksonville burned the betting public in the best decision of the day for Las Vegas sports books.
While we tore up our two-team teaser on Atlanta and New England over a plate of cold nachos, a CG Technology bettor cashed a $2,000 two-team money-line parlay on the Bills (plus-340) and Panthers (plus-400) that paid $42,000.
Atlanta escaped with a 30-26 win and cover when Matthew Stafford’s apparent winning touchdown pass to Golden Tate was overturned to end the game.
Despite five turnovers by Cleveland, a 7½-point underdog, it was driving for a possible back-door cover before turning it over on downs at the Baltimore 23 with 32 seconds left in a 24-10 loss.
Sharp bettors were all over the Titans, who closed as a 2½-point favorite over the Raiders after opening as a 1½-point underdog.
The explosive growth of the Westgate SuperContest is due in large part to proxies, who enter selections each week for contestants who aren’t Nevada residents.
The most popular prop was the total of 3.5 quarterbacks selected in the first round, and under bettors cashed their tickets.
More tickets have been wagered on Las Vegas’ future NFL franchise to win Super Bowl LII than on any other team at the South Point sports book, which has the Raiders at 15-1 odds to win their fourth Lombardi Trophy next season.