Three of four popular favorites in the afternoon games covered the spread and went over the total, as the Buccaneers, Chiefs and Chargers cashed tickets for bettors.
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.
Gill Alexander said he didn’t check the house rules on a bet he placed on Iga Swiatek to win the French Open and missed out on a $30,000 payday. He is contesting the matter.
The Nov. 3 presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is on pace to top the $258 million that was wagered on the 2016 election on London’s Betfair Exchange.
Mark Franco leads the contest with a 21-9 ATS record, and Doug Fitz is second at 19-11. Micah Roberts went 5-0 to join Dave Tuley and Lou Finocchiaro at 17-12-1.
Dana Lane leads the contest with a 22-7-1 ATS record, and Paul Stone is second at 20-9-1. Ian Cameron and Lee Sterling are each 18-11-1, and Wes Reynolds is 18-12.
The wager at United Kingdom-based Betfair Exchange will pay $358,000 if the former vice president wins the Nov. 3 election against the president.
Joe Biden won the final presidential debate Thursday, according to an instant poll on CNN. But Donald Trump’s odds to win re-election improved at offshore sportsbooks.
Undefeated Seattle, led by -150 NFL MVP favorite Russell Wilson, is coming off a bye, and Arizona is coming off a short week after crushing Dallas 38-10 on Monday night.
Trump improved from a +225 underdog to +150 at London’s Betfair Exchange. Offshore sportsbook Bovada also moved the line after taking some sharp bets on the president.
Books had a banner day thanks to underdogs going 8-4 ATS with five outright upsets, including Tampa Bay’s 38-10 win over Green Bay and Denver’s 18-12 victory over New England.
Handicapper Mark Franco leads the contest with a 19-6 ATS record, and Doug Fitz is in second place at 15-10.
Tennessee, led by the NFL’s reigning rushing leader, Derrick Henry, is a consensus 3½-point favorite over Houston, which defeated Jacksonville on Sunday for its first win.