Favorites went 16-0 straight up and 11-5 ATS in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after underdogs went 20-12 ATS with 11 outright wins in the first round.
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Underdogs went 11-5 ATS with seven outright wins Friday to finish 20-12 ATS with 11 outright wins in the round of 64.
After starting the day 7-1 ATS, underdogs finished 9-7 ATS with four outright wins by Minnesota, Murray State, Baylor and Florida, which eliminated UNR in a 70-61 win.
Caesars Entertainment took five-figure wagers from a respected player on Vermont and New Mexico State, and South Point also took sharp action well into five figures on each team.
The Ducks — fresh off their Pac-12 conference tournament title run at T-Mobile Arena — quickly moved to 1-point favorites Sunday night over No. 5 seed Wisconsin after opening as 1½-point underdogs.
As much as Americans love an underdog story, we also love tales of redemption, and several handicappers expect Virginia to redeem itself by winning the 2019 NCAA basketball championship.
Handicapper Micah Roberts said a case can be made for up to 20 drivers to win, including Ryan Blaney at 12-1, Aric Almirola and Erik Jones at 20-1, Denny Hamlin at 25-1, Daniel Suarez, Austin Dillon and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at 50-1 and Ryan Newman at 80-1.
Will the Lakers make the playoffs? That proposition has generated six figures worth of wagers at the Westgate sportsbook since it reposted postseason odds on the Lakers over the NBA All-Star break.
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.
The wiseguys especially love LA getting 3 points flat, which means bettors can wager $110 to win $100 on the favorite or underdog.
The drive sent New England to the Super Bowl for the third straight year and fourth time in five years and gave William Hill sports book director Nick Bogdanovich a case of Pats’ fatigue.
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.