Bettors were all over the Raiders, who outlasted the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime as 3½-point favorites after squandering an 11-point fourth-quarter lead.
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.
At Caesars Sportsbook, 94 percent of the tickets and 92 percent of the money wagered are on Arizona, and 89 percent of the tickets and 79 percent of the money are on the Raiders.
Lou Finocchiaro and Mark Franco lead the contest with 8-2 ATS records. Micah Roberts is 7-3, and Jay Kornegay and Doug Fitz are each 6-3-1.
Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are banged up. That’s why Pittsburgh has dropped from a touchdown favorite to a 3-point home favorite over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The South Point took sharp money on the Miami Dolphins +4½, but the public is on the Raiders, consensus 4-point favorites at Las Vegas sportsbooks for Sunday’s game.
On the lookahead line at the Westgate SuperBook, which posts lines for NFL games 12 days in advance, the Raiders opened -1 over the Dolphins and that number has shot up to -4.
Review-Journal sports betting reporters Jim Barnes and Todd Dewey post their best college football and NFL bets.
Don’t feel bad for the BetMGM bettor who was one win from turning $25 into $726,959 but lost the last leg of a 16-team parlay Monday when the Lions lost to the Packers.
Las Vegan and former “Jeopardy!” champion James Holzhauer said he has been too busy to pay attention to Matt Amodio’s win streak, but he did find time to rib him on Twitter.
Former UNLV quarterback and ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne has returned to his Las Vegas roots in a roundabout way as a content contributor and brand ambassador for Caesars Sportsbook.
The Lions-Packers game hasn’t generated much action at the books, where Green Bay is a consensus 11½-point home favorite and the consensus total is 49.
The gambler needs the Detroit Lions to beat the Green Bay Packers on “Monday Night Football” at Lambeau Field to cash a 16-team NFL money-line parlay.
The Raiders are arguably the most surprising 2-0 team after traveling across the country on a short week and beating the Steelers 26-17 on Sunday as 5½-point underdogs.