The Bears were 33-1 underdogs on the in-play money line at BetMGM before rallying for a 30-26 win behind three TD passes by Nick Foles, who replaced Mitch Trubisky.
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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.
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.
Fresh off their biggest August ever, sportsbooks followed that up with a huge betting handle — or amount of money wagered — on Week 1 of the NFL season.
New England almost singlehandedly made Sunday a losing day for BetMGM in Nevada when a bettor won a $525,000 wager on the Patriots (-7) placed at the counter at The Mirage.
The Bills traded for receiver Stefon Diggs and drafted running back Zack Moss to help spark an offense that has averaged only 18.1 points per game the past three years.
Week 1 kicked off Thursday with two of the six games on the Labor Day weekend betting board. But Las Vegas sportsbooks still aren’t sure if the Big Ten is going to play this year.
The Westgate offered 25-1 odds on Washington quarterback Alex Smith to win the award. After taking two $200 wagers on Smith at 25-1, the book lowered his odds to 12-1.
Jeff Whitelaw went 3-1 on his NFL win totals in the Review-Journal last year, with winners on the Bills Over 6½ (10-6), Browns Under 9½ (6-10) and Redskins Under 6½ (3-13).
Vegas, the +450 favorite to win the Stanley Cup, is the heaviest first-round NHL playoff series favorite at -350 over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Wagering on the 2020 PGA Championship — the first major in this unprecedented year — is expected to rival the Masters at Las Vegas sportsbooks.
Handicapper Dana Lane is betting against the Golden Knights, who might be without leading scorer Max Pacioretty. Dallas is a +115 underdog to the Knights, who are -125.
Handicapper Micah Roberts is backing the Mets (-138) over the Braves as one of his best bets largely because of Jacob deGrom, the +275 favorite to win the NL Cy Young Award.
Mike Trout’s wife is expecting their first child in August, and the Angels center fielder has said he isn’t sure if he’ll play the entire 60-game season.