Handicapper Dana Lane (@DanaLaneSports) breaks down every NFL game in Week 3 of the 2020 season from a betting perspective.
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.
Handicapper Mark Franco went 4-1 ATS last week and leads the contest with an 8-2 record. Sportscaster Brent Musburger is tied for second place at 6-4.
According to teamrankings.com, the Patriots lead the NFL after a loss since 2003 with a 42-18 ATS record (70 percent). New England is a 5½-point favorite over Las Vegas.
The UFC returns to “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for UFC 253. In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is a -165 favorite over Paulo Costa.
Handicapper Dana Lane went 5-0 ATS last week and leads the contest with an 8-2 ATS mark after two weeks. Paul Stone is second at 7-3.
The Ravens, led by reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, are 3½-point home favorites over the Chiefs after the line opened at 2½. Baltimore is the +350 favorite to win the Super Bowl.
Republican judge Amy Coney Barrett is the heavy betting favorite at Betfair Exchange to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
BetMGM took an avalanche of late Saints money, including a $180,000 bet on New Orleans (-4) at the Bellagio that was placed as the teams were lining up for the opening kickoff.
A BetMGM bettor lost a $35,000 bet to win $1,050 on Atlanta, which was a -3,333 favorite on the in-play money line with a 39-24 lead over Dallas.
Wagers on the Raiders +5½ over the Saints on Monday morning caused the consensus line to drop to 4 and to as low as 3½ at the Westgate.
The Chiefs didn’t cover as 8½-point favorites over the Chargers but they cashed countless teasers and money-line parlays on a day that saw favorites start 12-1 straight up.
The Raiders are 6-point underdogs to the Saints in their first game at Allegiant Stadium, and pro sports bettor Jeff Whitelaw is banking on Las Vegas to cover the spread.
Handicappers Dave Tuley, Mark Franco and Joe D’Amico each went 4-1 ATS in NFL Week 1 to take the lead in the contest, and Raiders broadcaster Brent Musburger went 3-2.
The Golden Knights have won 35 of their past 39 games, including their past four season openers, and scored 31 points or more in all but one game during that stretch.
Handicappers Paul Stone, Wes Reynolds and Ian Cameron each went 4-1 ATS in Week 1 to take the lead in the college football contest.