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.
Las Vegas oddsmakers expect NFL Championship Sunday to feature a pair of close shootouts. Both games are rematches from the regular season that each produced at least 80 points.
An NFL-ready quarterback at age 19, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence is the early favorite to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy, and the Tigers are favored to repeat as national champions.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in wagers changed hands at Las Vegas sports books when Chicago kicker Cody Parkey’s 43-yard field goal try hit the left upright and then the crossbar with 10 seconds left.
California resident Eric Kahane went 5-0 against the spread Sunday to win the $1.4 million first-place prize in the Westgate SuperContest with a 59-25-1 record (70.2 percent).
Minnesota, which simply needed to beat Chicago at home to make the playoffs, closed as a 5½-point favorite but played dead in a 24-10 loss.
A Caesars Entertainment sports book bettor placed a $140,000 money-line parlay to win $64,000 on Alabama and Clemson in Saturday’s College Football Playoff.
An MGM Resorts bettor in Las Vegas lost a $500,000 money-line wager on Seattle while an MGM bettor in New Jersey hit an $8,000 six-team parlay for $330,000.