About 25 bettors lined up at the Westgate SuperBook and were allowed to place two maximum wagers to win $2,000 each before heading to the back of the line to do it again.
Caesars Sportsbook took a $180,000 bet to win $100,000 on the Rams over the Bengals on the money line (-180) within minutes of the line going up for Super Bowl LVI.
The South Point took sharp bets of $165,000 to win $100,000 on the Los Angeles Rams on the money line (-165) and $220,000 to win $200,000 on the San Francisco 49ers +3½.
Kansas City’s win was a major swing in favor of the sportsbooks because it denied countless bettors a four-team money-line underdog parlay that would’ve paid about 40-1.
Hank Goldberg has made a career out of trying to beat the odds, most notably as a longtime horse racing analyst and NFL reporter and prognosticator for ESPN.
The Cowboys led the NFL with a 13-4 ATS record in the regular season, but they failed to deliver in the playoffs, losing 23-17 to the 49ers on Sunday as 3½-point home favorites.
The Curses of the Bambino and Billy Goat have been broken. But some believe the Curse of Bo Jackson continues to haunt the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bettors loaded up on the Raiders and won big when they advanced to the playoffs with an overtime win over the Chargers. BetMGM alone lost almost $1 million on the game.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as high as -600 at the Westgate SuperBook to repeat as NFL MVP, is still available at -450 at Boyd Gaming and -400 at BetMGM.
The betting public was all over the Colts in a game that saw the line soar to 8½ on Sunday when Indianapolis quarterback Carson Wentz was cleared to play.
The Houston Texans’ upset helped Las Vegas sportsbooks to a small winning day despite the fact that double-digit favorites went 4-1 ATS and favorites went 7-4 ATS overall.
When Richard Parsels and Malcolm Weiss learned through a mutual friend that they were the final two men standing after Week 10, they quickly decided to chop the pot.
The Lions dominated the Cardinals as 13-point underdogs in a stunning 30-12 victory and the Saints bullied the Buccaneers as 11½-point underdogs in a shocking 9-0 win.
In addition to handicapping a team’s motivation, bettors must be aware of a plethora of players who are opting out of bowl games.