It won’t take a miracle for the U.S. men’s hockey team to win the gold medal this year — when the NHL won’t participate in the Winter Olympics — but the odds are against the Americans (10-1).
The mystery bettor — just call him Biff Tannen Jr. — who beat Las Vegas out of millions of dollars when he won all of his wagers on the World Series reportedly won more than $10 million on at least $7.4 million in money-line bets on Philadelphia, which closed at plus 170.
Professional sports bettor Erin Rynning is betting on the Patriots on the money line.
If, as expected, a federal ban on sports betting is lifted in the coming months, the NBA wants sports books to pay the league 1 percent of the money wagered on its games as an “integrity fee.”
One William Hill bettor lost a $250,000 wager he placed on the Patriots (-7) Saturday in Southern Nevada and another lost a $500,000 bet he placed Sunday at William Hill’s location at the Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas.
The biggest bet South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro ever took was a $2.4 million money-line wager from billionaire investor Carl Icahn in 1995.
A William Hill bettor lost $150,000 in money-line wagers on the Saints at 2-1 odds, a CG Technology sports book bettor also lost a six-figure money-line wager on New Orleans and a Caesars Palace sports book bettor lost a money-line wager of more than $50,000 on the Saints.
We should have majored in math or economics. If we had, this column might have been about us winning half a million dollars in the Westgate SuperContest Gold or $168,000 as the back-to-back winner of the Golden Nugget’s Friday Football Showdown.
A year after all four home favorites won their wild-card games by double-digits and covered the spread, the weekend went to the underdogs, who finished 4-0 ATS with two outright upsets.
Handicapper Hank Goldberg’s best bet for the NFL’s Wild Card weekend is the Kansas City Chiefs, who are 8½-point favorites over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.