CG Technology sportsbook posted adjusted NFL season win totals after Week 1 and opened Miami at 3½ wins, but that number was quickly bet to 3.
Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Review-Journal. Prior to taking over that beat in January 2017, he covered UNLV football, 51s baseball and a wide range of other events that come to Las Vegas. A native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Dewey joined the Review-Journal in 1999 and was the 2013 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year.
History is on UNLV’s side in this game, as it’s 4-0 ATS on the road against Power Five teams under coach Tony Sanchez, covering against USC, Ohio State, UCLA and Michigan.
Washington converted a fourth-and-6 and a fourth-and-12 before Case Keenum threw a 4-yard TD pass to Trey Quinn with six seconds left to deal Eagles bettors a bad beat.
Micah Roberts won the 2018 contest with a 52-32-1 record against the spread and will defend his title against a field that includes iconic broadcaster Brent Musburger.
The Patriots ascended from the 6-1 second choice, behind the Chiefs, to the 4-1 favorites at the Westgate sportsbook.
While Oakland opened as a 2½-point home favorite over Denver in April before moving to a 1-point underdog Friday, at least four other games have had line moves of two points or more.
Bruce Marshall (GoldSheet.com) and Dana Lane (@DanaLaneSports) each went 4-1 ATS in Week 1, and four contestants each took Tulane (+17) and Army (+22) on Saturday.
Denver dropped to a 1-point favorite at most Las Vegas sportsbooks Friday after Raiders coach Jon Gruden said the plan is for Brown to play against the Broncos.
CG Technology sportsbook took a $7,700 bet on the underdog Aggies getting 18 points, and sharp action at Caesars Entertainment has driven the number from 18½ to 17.
Especially Caesars Entertainment, which has been buried in Bears money since its new sportsbook opened Sunday in Hammond, Indiana, located 15 miles from Soldier Field.
Las Vegas sportsbooks quickly moved the line from pick’em and made the Broncos 2-point or 2½-point favorites over the Raiders in their opener on “Monday Night Football.”
The Raiders have high hopes for the upcoming season, and the sportsbooks are taking bets on them.
Oakland represents almost a $1 million liability at the Westgate sportsbook, which also stands to lose six figures if Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wins the NFL MVP.
The Oakland Raiders are 40-1 long shots to win Super Bowl LIV and 16-1 to win the AFC West, and quarterback Derek Carr is a 25-1 shot to win the NFL MVP award.