“(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.”
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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.
A CG Technology bettor in Las Vegas hit a $200 nine-team parlay that paid $75,000 and included improbable covers by the Eagles (-4½) and Falcons-49ers Over 47½.
The Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears will be among the biggest winners for Las Vegas sportsbooks in the season wins market if they stay under their total.
LSU, Ohio State and Clemson might be locks for the College Football Playoff field, and Georgia, Utah and Oklahoma could be battling for the final spot.
Baltimore didn’t cover as a 6-point favorite over San Francisco in a 20-17 win over the 49ers on a day that saw underdogs go 7-5 ATS with six outright wins.
Chalk has been the perfect side on turkey day the last three years, as favorites have gone 9-0 straight up and 8-1 ATS. The under is 5-0 in the prime-time game on the holiday.
The gutless call by the Cowboys coach to kick a field goal with 6:04 left essentially cost Dallas the game in a 13-9 loss and cost countless New England bettors a cover.