Filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket figures to be more maddening than ever this year with no dominant college basketball team to be found.
Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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Station Casinos sportsbook lists the total number of QBs drafted in the first round at 3½. The over opened as a +140 underdog, but has been bet up to a -150 favorite.
The Yankees have the highest total at the Westgate with 102½ and the Dodgers have 101½, followed by the Astros (94½), Twins (91½) and Braves (90½).
A botched desperation lateral would’ve given bettors a miracle over. But the game stayed under when a deep pass by Jimmy Garoppolo was intercepted.
Bettors waited in line Thursday at the Westgate to place up to two wagers at a time at a limit of $2,000 each. Most of them then would go to the back of the line and wait their turn again.
After paying out millions of dollars on Chiefs-49ers teasers and parlays, the books took a little solace in a compelling Super Bowl LIV matchup.
The Titans are the surprise team in the NFL’s final four. But the cosmic tumblers appear to have clicked into place for the Chiefs to go to the Super Bowl.
“(Tennessee’s upset) ranks up there with one of our best decisions ever outside of the Super Bowl,” Westgate vice president Jay Kornegay said. “(Sunday) was a different story.”
Sharp bettors liked that the Vikings covered as 7-point underdogs at New Orleans, and they’re backing Minnesota again as a 7-point underdog at San Francisco.
“I would make the odds that he’ll play for the Patriots minus 500 or he’ll retire,” said Ed Salmons, Westgate sportsbook vice president of risk.
Jay Kornegay, who won the Review-Journal NFL Challenge with a 50-33-2 ATS record, likes the Seahawks (-1½) over the Eagles and the Titans (+5) over the Patriots.
The victory by Miami (5-11) cost an MGM Resorts bettor two $100,000 five-team money line parlays that would’ve paid a total of $200,000. The gambler won the other four legs.
The bettor who won Station Casinos’ Last Man Standing pro football contest needed the Dolphins to beat the Bengals, who forced OT after trailing 35-12 in fourth quarter.
Coaches, conferences and players sitting out to stay healthy for the NFL draft. Those are only a few factors to consider before betting on college football bowl games.