Marco Piemonte isn’t a professional sports bettor and doesn’t sell his picks. He’s a Chicago-area car dealer who is married with three daughters ages 1, 3 and 6.
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.
A BetMGM bettor who went 4-0 on $250,000 straight bets on the NFL two weeks ago returned in a very big way over the weekend.
In a rematch of January’s NFC title game, San Francisco is a consensus 2-point home favorite over Los Angeles and the consensus total is 42.
A Caesars Sportsbook bettor turned $10,000 into $680,000 on Saturday after hitting a two-team college football money-line parlay.
Caesars Sportsbook alone lost almost seven figures on the Raiders, and BetMGM lost six figures. The Westgate SuperBook and South Point reported losing days.
Professional handicappers Lou Finocchiaro and Doug Fitz are tied for the contest lead at 10-5 against the spread, and VSiN host Brent Musburger is 9-6.
Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson has been spectacular this season, leading the NFL with 10 TD passes. The Ravens are among five plays for Sunday’s NFL games.
The Raiders have dominated the series with the Broncos in recent years, winning the last four meetings, six of seven and seven of nine.
The Raiders are the only 0-3 team in the NFL, and the AFC West is a combined 5-7 straight-up and 3-6 ATS. The division also has gone under in eight of 12 games.
The Cowboys have won nine of the past 10 meetings with the Giants. But bettors are banking on that trend to end on “Monday Night Football” at MetLife Stadium.
Miami, which closed as a 4½-point underdog, was one of eight underdogs that won outright Sunday and among nine that covered (9-4-1 against the spread).
Brent Musburger is tied for the lead with a 6-4 ATS record with Review-Journal sports betting columnist Todd Dewey and handicappers Lou Finocchiaro and Doug Fitz.