Notable bets is a daily Monday roundup of wagers — some sharper than others — made not too long ago at sportsbooks throughout the nation.
On the primary Sunday with authorized sportsbooks in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the hometown Eagles and Steelers pulled off upsets.
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At Sugarhouse On line casino in Philadelphia, 91 p.c of the cash-line bets had been on the Eagles in opposition to the closely favored Los Angeles Rams. At Rivers On line casino in Pittsburgh, 83 p.c of the cash-line bets had been on the Steelers. The Eagles upset the Los Angeles Rams, and the Steelers knocked off the New England Patriots.
As well as to the hometown bias, the opposite lesson realized from new sportsbooks in Pennsylvania was simple. “We’re going to have to construct larger,” Sugarhouse basic supervisor Cheryl Duhon stated.
Added Rivers On line casino basic supervisor Invoice Keena, “My textual content to my CEO was, ‘We’d like to suppose larger.'”
Sugarhouse and Rivers are working out of non permanent sportsbooks setups. Sugarhouse has six betting home windows on the counter as well as to six kiosks. Duhon stated they’ve already ordered six extra kiosks to assist serve the demand. Each casinos are planning to construct bigger everlasting sportsbooks. For now, although, they’re going to work with the area they’ve and work out one of the simplest ways to deal with the heavy quantity on the house groups.
“We nonetheless have individuals betting on the Eagles to win the Tremendous Bowl,” Duhon stated.
Listed here are the notable bets from the week:
• MGM reported taking an $180,000 cash-line guess on the Rams to beat the underdog Eagles at -900 odds. The bettor would have won a web $20,000, however Philadelphia pulled the upset, knocking off the Rams 30-23. The guess was first reported by the Motion Community — and it wasn’t even the biggest cash-line guess MGM took final week.
• A bettor at MGM positioned two cash-line bets totaling $569,000 on the Seattle Seahawks to beat the San Francisco 49ers. In accordance to MGM sportsbook supervisor Scott Shelton, the primary guess was for $235,000 at -230 odds. The ebook bumped up the value to -250 after which took one other $334,000 on the Seahawks from the bettor. The 49ers won 26-23 in time beyond regulation.
A brand new sportsbook down the road from Heinz Area in Pittsburgh noticed extra money wagered on the Patriots than the Steelers, although 83 p.c of cash-line bets had been on the hometown crew.
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• Shortly earlier than the Thursday night time sport between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, a bettor positioned a $200,000 cash-line guess on the favored Chiefs at -200 odds. The guess would have paid $100,000, however the Chargers rallied from a 14-point deficit within the ultimate 4 minutes and won 29-28 on a two-level conversion with 4 seconds to play.
• The 49ers’ upset of the Seahawks produced the biggest win of the season on a single sport for MGM.
• The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas took a $130,000 cash-line guess on the Houston Texans to beat the New York Jets on Saturday. The bettor won $50,000 when the Texans got here from behind within the ultimate 5 minutes to beat the Jets 29-22.
• The Cleveland Browns eclipsed their season-win complete at most sportsbooks with Saturday’s win over the Denver Broncos. The Browns improved to 6-7-1. “Over the summer time, we had a man guess $70,000 to win $50,000 on the Browns over 5.5 wins,” John Murray, director of sports activities for the SuperBook, advised ESPN. “We took a ton of cash on underneath six [wins] to get off his guess, as a result of we actually just like the Browns. We’d like another win. In the event that they get to seven [wins], that will probably be a giant winner for the ebook.”
• The Browns opened as 7-level favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16. Cleveland hasn’t been favored by at the very least this a lot since a 2013 residence sport in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars when it was favored by 7.5 factors.
• The most important resolution within the early video games for the SuperBook was within the Tennessee Titans-New York Giants sport. The Giants opened as 2.5-level favorites, earlier than early motion moved Tennessee into the favourite’s function. “On Saturday night time, we had a man guess $55,000 to win $50,000 on the Titans -1,” Murray stated. The Titans won 17-Zero.
• A bettor on the SuperBook on Saturday positioned a $500 wager on the Inexperienced Bay Packers to win the Tremendous Bowl at 300-1 odds. The Packers had been eradicated from the playoffs with Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears.
Week 15 NFL outcomes
|LAC at KC||KC -Three.5||54.5||LAC 29-28||LAC||Over|
|HOU at NYJ||HOU -7||44.5||HOU 29-22||PUSH||Over|
|CLE at DEN||DEN -1.5||47.5||CLE 17-16||CLE||Below|
|MIA at MIN||MIN -Eight||45.5||MIN 41-17||MIN||Over|
|OAK at CIN||CIN -Three||46||CIN 30-16||CIN||PUSH|
|TB at BAL||BAL -Eight.5||44.5||BAL 20-12||TB||Below|
|DAL at IND||IND -Three||47||IND 23-Zero||IND||Below|
|DET at BUF||BUF -2.5||39.5||DET 14-13||DET||Below|
|GB at CHI||CHI -5.5||46||CHI 24-17||CHI||Below|
|TEN at NYG||TEN -2.5||42||TEN 17-Zero||TEN||Below|
|WAS at JAX||JAX -7.5||36.5||WAS 16-13||WAS||Below|
|ARI at ATL||ATL -9||43.5||ATL 40-14||ATL||Over|
|SEA at SF||SEA -Four||44||SF 26-23||SF||Over|
|NE at PIT||NE -2.5||55||PIT 17-10||PIT||Below|
|PHI at LAR||LAR -13.5||53||PHI 30-23||PHI||PUSH|
• A bettor at MGM positioned a sequence of 5-determine bets on some early bowl video games. The bettor put $55,000 on Louisiana Tech +1.5, $44,000 on Jap Michigan +2 (vs. Georgia Southern), $55,000 on Center Tennessee +7 (vs. Appalachian State) and $44,000 on North Texas +Eight.5 (vs. Utah State). Georgia Southern won 23-21, Appalachian State won 45-13 and Utah State won 52-13. Louisiana Tech will face Hawaii on Saturday.
• At Caesars’ sportsbooks in Nevada, the Las Vegas Bowl between Fresno State and Arizona State generated 1.5 occasions extra deal with than the opposite 5 FBS bowl video games Saturday.
• There was some notable line motion in some marquee bowl video games final week:
Georgia went from an 11-point favourite to a 13-point favourite over Texas within the Sugar Bowl;
Clemson went from an 11.5-level favourite to a 13-point favourite over Notre Dame within the Cotton Bowl, a School Soccer Playoff semifinal.
Odds and ends
• The SuperBook posted odds final week on the winners of the 2 MLB wild-card video games in 2019. The St. Louis Cardinals (+450) and Washington Nationals (+500) are the favorites within the Nationwide League. The Houston Astros, Boston Crimson Sox and New York Yankees are co-favorites at +280 within the American League.
• NBA: The SuperBook took a $2,500 wager on New Orleans star Anthony Davis to win MVP final week at Four-1 odds.
• PGA: A bettor on the SuperBook positioned a $600 guess on Thomas Pieters to win the Masters at 100-1. Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth are the present co-favorites to win the Masters, every listed at 12-1.