New Orleans will try to top Tampa Bay for the third time this season on Sunday after rolling to routs of 34-23 and 38-3 in the regular season.
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Bettors at BetMGM won big Sunday on the Saints, Ravens and Browns, with a $500,000 winner on Cleveland, a $200,000 winner on Baltimore and two wagers winning $360,000 on New Orleans.
If the poker pros who won the Westgate SuperContest were to go all-in on one of the six wild-card games, they said their best bet would be the Bills (-6½) over the Colts.
Favorites won 14 of 16 games as bettors cashed in on countless money-line parlays and teasers and dealt the books a rare losing day in Week 17 of the season.
Clemson, which crushed Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC title game, has been a cover machine in big games under Swinney, going 14-3 ATS in ACC championships, bowls and CFP games.
The Jets and Bengals pulled off outright upsets for the second straight week while the Chiefs won but didn’t cover for the seventh consecutive week.
Sixteen Circa Survivor contestants who selected the Rams saw their season-long quest for the $1.39 million prize come to a stunning end after the Jets’ 23-20 win.
Washington’s Ron Rivera would be the worst result for Circa, which took a notable bet on him at 40-1 to win Coach of the Year and had him higher than 100-1 at one point.
Harrison Butker kicked a 46-yard field goal with 1:08 left to give the Chiefs (-7) a 33-24 lead. But Miami covered on Jason Sanders’ 44-yard field goal with 16 seconds left.
Less than two weeks before the 2020-21 72-game NBA season starts Dec. 22, the Mavericks guard is the clear favorite to end the Bucks forward’s two-year reign as MVP.
The Jets, Giants, Jaguars and Browns are the four losingest NFL franchises since 2015 and the Lions aren’t too far behind. But all five underdogs covered as books had a banner day.
Almost nine months after the coronavirus pandemic stopped sports and Las Vegas books scrambled for content, COVID-19 continues to create challenges for bookmakers and bettors.
In the $1,000-entry Circa Survivor contest — in which entrants pick a winning team straight up every week or get eliminated — Thanksgiving Day is its own contest week.