NFL and College Football Betting Articles

NFL and College Football Betting Articles

NFL Player Props for Week 3

Last week, Ryan Fitzpatrick and ex-Eagle DeSean Jackson connected for a 75-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. After being down 20 points late in the 3rd quarter, Philly almost managed a comeback but fell short. This week, Carson Wentz returns as the starting quarterback to take on the Indianapolis Colts- and you can

Last week, Ryan Fitzpatrick and ex-Eagle DeSean Jackson connected for a 75-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. After being down 20 points late in the 3rd quarter, Philly almost managed a comeback but fell short. This week, Carson Wentz returns as the starting quarterback to take on the Indianapolis Colts- and you can bet the Eagles are hungry. Last Time Wentz was on the field, he tossed for 291 yards and 4 touchdowns en route to a 43-35 win over the Rams.

Ryan Fitzpatrick on the other hand, has started this season with with 8 touchdowns, 819 yards, only 1 interception and a QBR of 151.5. He will look to continue his success this Monday night when the winless Steelers roll into Tampa Bay.

Patrick Mahomes is the only player with more (10) touchdowns than Fitzpatrick through week 2. The red-hot Chiefs will host the 49ers, who just bounced back with a win over Detroit.

Here the player props for week 3:



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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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‘Cover City’: NFL Week 3 Picks And Insight From CG Technology’s Jason Simbal

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college football. He has wagered more than $25 million in the last nine years, getting banned from many sportsbooks along the way.

The Cleveland Browns -3 and New York Jets kick off NFL Week 3 on Thursday night with the Browns playing the unfamiliar role of favorite. This episode we have a great guest in Jason Simbal (@jsimbal), Vice President of Risk Management for CG Technology, to offer behind-the-counter thinking and strategy as he and Eric talk through the entire NFL slate.

Time codes for the episode follow below. Listen on Spotify here. Tell a friend.


2:10: Setting the line: Perspective from the bookmaker.

5:18: Simbal identifies the most consistently public teams in the NFL. And how quickly people exit the wagon. 

9:46: Conversation amongst the bookmakers. What do they do with the Chiefs scoring ability?!

11:45: Cleveland Browns come into Week 3 as favorites! When was the last time this happened? Why Jason is surprised about the public when it comes to the Browns.

14:10: When do people tend to bet the moneyline? Jason explains how to take advantage of it.

15:41: New Orleans Saints +3 at Atlanta Falcons: The most popular public bet in Week 3? Seven times more action on the Saints this weekend (so far). Eric talks about why he might be leaning against the field.

18:41: Does the kicker mean anything to the spread? Jason addresses.

21:10: Simbal breaks down the intricacies of in-game betting and live action.

22:45: New York Giants +6 at Houston Texans: A sore spot for Jason as he breaks down his favorite team.

25:05: Eric talks about why it’s just as important to understand when to bet as who to bet on.

28:00: How trades and injuries affect the line movement in the NFL and even a look into what the LeBron James Saga meant for NBA futures.

30:30: The situational element in line movement. Jason breaks down the impact of Khalil Mack’s trade on the line.

32:49: Green Bay Packers -3 at Washington Redskins: Home dog alert. Jason talks about why the public has bet the Packers 12 times as much as Washington this weekend and why he’ll be rooting for the Redskins.

37:00: San Francisco 49ers +6.5 at Kansas City Chiefs: Eric identifies his favorite side. Jason explains how Patrick Mahomes’ recent play has shifted this weekend’s line from the lookahead.

41:55: Los Angeles Chargers +7 at Los Angeles Rams: Battle of L.A.! Big ‘Pros vs. Joes’ game shaping up. Who’s that lone Chargers in-person bettor?

44:50: New England Patriots -7 at Detroit Lions:  Sunday Night Football. Belichick’s former assistant Matt Patricia is not inspiring much confidence.

48:10: Pittsburgh Steelers -1.5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Monday Night Football. The legend of FitzMagic grows. What’s the difference between Winston and FitzMagic besides a gorgeous beard?

50:10: Jason gives one final insider look into the book: What percentage of the money comes in on the spread, props, teasers and futures?

53:55: Eric’s 5 SuperContest Picks of the Week.


Come back on Monday for the NFL Week 3 recap and a look ahead to Week 4. Follow Eric on Twitter at @ericsports and Sports Handle @sports_handle.

Bonus! Check out this week’s episode of  ‘The Pro Football Handle’ featuring Robert Walker And Matt Perrault:.

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FanDuel to Pay Out on Erroneous Tickets

According to an Associated Press report, FanDuel will pay out more than $82,000 on an erroneous sports betting ticket. New Jersey’s Anthony Prince on Tuesday shared his story with local media, saying he placed an in-game wager on the Denver Broncos to beat the Oakland Raiders when the Broncos were down with 1

According to an Associated Press report, FanDuel will pay out more than $82,000 on an erroneous sports betting ticket. New Jersey’s Anthony Prince on Tuesday shared his story with local media, saying he placed an in-game wager on the Denver Broncos to beat the Oakland Raiders when the Broncos were down with 1 minute, 10 seconds to play. He placed his bet at the FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands, and the printed ticket showed +75000, when it should have showed -600. The cashier did not catch the error and after the Broncos won by a point on a last-second field goal, Prince tried to collect.

Initially, FanDuel declined to pay Prince, but after investigating, on Thursday announced that it would make good on not only Prince’s bet, but on several others made during the same time span.

The company reportedly decided to pay because it said “sports betting is supposed to be fun.”

According to FanDuel, the ticket that should have been generated would have shown that Prince had to bet $600 to win $100. Instead, his $110 bet is now good for a total payout of $82,610. On Sunday, when FanDuel declined to pay on the ticket, it reportedly offered Prince $500 and tickets to several NFL New York Giants games, but he declined. The company then opened an investigation, though its rules clearly state that erroneous tickets will be paid out at the “correct odds.”

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MS Sportsbooks Take in $6.2M in Handle In August And Much Bigger Numbers Ahead

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The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday released its official report for the first full month of sports betting, and the state took in $6,269,629 in handle with gross taxable revenue

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The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday released its official report for the first full month of sports betting, and the state took in $6,269,629 in handle with gross taxable revenue of $644,489. The handle includes futures bets made, while the taxable revenue does not include futures bets, many of which are not yet decided.

Mississippi’s coastal casinos, which include sportsbooks from Bay St. Louis to the Biloxi area, took in the most amount of bets, with $4,363,799, while the most bets were made on baseball, followed by football and parlay cards. The report runs from Aug. 1-31, and does not include the figures through Labor Day weekend.

In terms of breakdown, Mississippi sportsbooks took $3,004,579 bets on baseball, $1,328,578 on football and $1,314,315 on sports parlay cards. There were also about $100,000 worth of basketball bets made. Expect football to be king in September – when you add in the first weekend of college football games, the handle was $9.8 million through Sept. 3, which means state sportsbooks took in about $3.5 million in bets over the Labor Day weekend.

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Congressional Hearing on Sports Betting Slated For Sept. 27

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The Congressional hearing on sports betting, which was postponed in late June, is back on the docket.

Staff for the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday confirmed that the hearing “Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting

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The Congressional hearing on sports betting, which was postponed in late June, is back on the docket.

Staff for the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday confirmed that the hearing “Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America” is slated for 10 a.m. ET on Sept. 27 before the U.S. House of Representatives House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  News of the hearing was first reported by ESPN’s David Purdum.

A full list of parties testifying is not immediately available. The American Gaming Association confirmed that Sara Slane Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, will be testifying on behalf of the gaming industry.  “Legal, regulated sports betting will enable increased transparency and enhance protections for consumers and betting and game integrity,” Slane said. “We look forward to discussing the U.S. gaming industry’s core principles for legalized sports betting with the Judiciary Committee at next week’s hearing.”

 

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‘Pro Football Handle’: NFL Week 3 Breakdown, Really Bad Teams, And Big Totals

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On The Pro Football Handle, Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault and veteran bookmaker Robert Walker dive into select NFL games, line movements and bookmaker liabilities, plus greater sports betting

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On The Pro Football Handle, Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault and veteran bookmaker Robert Walker dive into select NFL games, line movements and bookmaker liabilities, plus greater sports betting topics and stories that may have nothing to do with football. Walker has seen it all behind the counter and Perrault the same from behind the microphone, so they’ll have you prepared for anything.

Most bettors got crushed in Week 2 as underdogs went 11-5 against the spread and seven dogs won outright. Woof. We have now a two-game sample and as usual, a handful of surprises. Two of the biggest early season surprises will meet on Monday Night Football — the desperate and winless Pittsburgh Steelers, favored by a point, against the undefeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Your comments are welcome at @sports_handle. Listen on on Spotify hereTime codes for the episode follow below.


02:48: The guys discuss the FanDuel Sportsbook dispute over an $82,000 ticket written in error. Walker has been involved in this intimately over the years. What’s an obvious mistake?

16:12:  New York Jets +3 at Cleveland Browns: “The Browns are legitimate favorites. It’s hard to even say that.” Expecting an interesting, close game.

19:45: Indianapolis Colts +6.5 at Philadelphia Eagles: How many points is Carson Wentz worth (in his first week back) versus Nick Foles?

22:58: Cincinnati Bengals +3 at Carolina Panthers: The undefeated (2-0) Bengals take the show on the road. “Bet Carolina or walk away.” Carolina is not a public team.

25:45: How does a bookmaker handle really, really, ridiculously bad teams? Such as the Cardinals and Bills (+16.5 at Minnesota).

29:54: Oakland Raiders +3 at Miami Dolphins: Opened at 4, bet down to 3. People simply don’t believe in Miami as Oakland is coming off a game they had to find a way to lose.

32:10: San Francisco 49ers +6.5 at Kansas City Chiefs: Whooole lotta money looking at the over right now on a total out to 56.

36:27: Battle of Los Angeles: Chargers +7 at Rams: Walker believes this closes at 7.5 or 7 -120.
“As a bookmaker we’ll need the Chargers. That’ll be one of biggest decisions of the day.” Rams are the real deal on both sides, the new Super Bowl favorite. “The pros take 7.5 early, always.”

38:27: Detroit Lions +7 at New England Patriots: Belichick against a former assistant coach, also off a loss… so what can the Lions do here? Books will need Lions and under (52).

40:50: Pittsburgh Steelers -1 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: FitzMagic! The winless Steelers are staring at 0-2-1 and a full-fledged tailspin.

Come Monday night, the books will need the under, Walker says.


Have a profitable Week 3, folks. Thanks for listening and see you back next week, tell a friend, sign up for our newsletter and also check out the Cover City Podcast, featuring sports bettor Eric Rosenthal.

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Ballin’ on a Budget Week 3 Picks

After a week that saw us get brutalized as much as the rest of the NFL betting population last week, NFL’s Week 3 provides an opportunity for us to get back on track. To recap how bad last week was for everybody: the 10 most popular team picks in the Vegas Super

After a week that saw us get brutalized as much as the rest of the NFL betting population last week, NFL’s Week 3 provides an opportunity for us to get back on track. To recap how bad last week was for everybody: the 10 most popular team picks in the Vegas Super Contest went a total of 2-8. Pretty much no one had a good week. However, there is plenty to like this week, at least on paper.

As always, remember that we’re ballin’ on a budget, so we have $20 to spend and we’re hoping to spend it wisely on five more games this week. We’re chasing our losses from last week, but that won’t be the case for long. This week, instead of going with three spreads and two over/unders, we’re going with four spreads and just one over/under. Without further adieu, away we go …

Ballin’ on a budget week 3 picks

Packers -3.5 over Redskins (EVEN)

That extra half point is a fickle beast and I debated including this pick in the Week 3 column for that exact reason. With this game being in Washington, there are plenty of scenarios we could see play out where the Packers win by a single field goal and we lose this bet. However, after a frustrating game against the Vikings that they should have won, the Packers should be out for blood in their first road game of the year.

Aaron Rodgers may be on one leg, but he’s better than nearly every other quarterback in the league even with that being the case. Washington showed against the Colts that they are potentially inept on offense without any go-to playmakers. Alex Smith isn’t likely to turn the ball over, but the offense is also more likely to settle for field goals instead of touchdowns, which is reason enough to take Green Bay even money at -3.5 instead of -3. The bet: $3 for total payout of $6.

Bills +17.5 over Vikings (-115)

Don’t get me wrong, the Vikings will win this game handily, but 17.5 points in the NFL is a ton. You’re telling me Minnesota has to win by at least three scores to cover the spread. Is that possible? Of course. Is it likely? I don’t think so. Buffalo gets to play indoors and on turf and while they’re facing one of the best defenses in the league, they should be able to move the ball enough, if LeSean McCoy is healthy, to stay within 17 points.

At this point, it appears the Bills and Cardinals are the two worst teams in the league. Most would probably rank the Vikings as one of the best. On any given Sunday, though, I’m not giving the best team in football 17.5 points on the worst team in football. Minnesota could cover, but this line seems like an overreaction to the Bills’ comically bad start. The bet: $3 for total payout of $5.61.

Seahawks -1.5 over Cowboys (-110)

This is a real test for Seattle and it might define the rest of Pete Carroll’s tenure with the Seahawks. They sit at 0-2 after losing to two average teams in the Broncos and Bears. Both those games were on the road, though, and they finally get some home cooking in Week 3. This is a huge deal as Seattle traditionally has been an elite home team and an average road team. Over the last four seasons, the Seahawks are a combined 23-9 at home and 18-15-1 on the road.

Dallas is riding high off a 20-13 win over the Giants, whose offensive line looked terrible on Sunday Night Football. Nothing happened in that game to convince me that Dak Prescott is any better than an average quarterback, so he’s not single-handedly going to torch Seattle. Ezekiel Elliott might. The Seahawks’ biggest problem is they don’t have the number of playmakers on that defense that they used to and the offense is banged up. In the end, this game is do or die for Seattle. While they may not make the playoffs this season, they will keep some hope alive by turning away the visiting Cowboys Sunday. The bet: $3 for total payout of $5.73.

Panthers -3 over Bengals (EVEN)

With this bet being even money, there’s great value here. Carolina is back at home and in the last few years, we haven’t really seen the Bengals sustain any type of success. Cincinnati has not won three games in a row since it won its first eight games of the 2015 season. We know they will be without starting running back, Joe Mixon, which is a huge deal. Giovanni Bernard is a great pass catcher out of the backfield, but he’s simply not the same playmaker, every-down back Mixon is.

Carolina showed flashes on offense against the Falcons and being back in a comfortable home environment should help them. They know the NFC South is going to be as tough as always to win and a victory at home this week is vital. Getting that field goal advantage on the line is great, because it allows you some breathing room to earn a push if they do win by just three. The bet: $5 for total payout of $10.

49ers vs. Chiefs UNDER 57 points

You might look at this and scratch your head as the Chiefs just played in a game against the Steelers that reached 79 total points last week. Meanwhile, the 49ers reached a total of exactly 57 in their 30-27 win over the Lions on Sunday. San Francisco’s defense is nothing to write home about, but they have an extra week of film on rookie QB Patrick Mahomes that may take him down a notch. Kansas City’s defense is also pretty stout; they gave up a ton of points to the Steelers, because Pittsburgh was playing catch up and K.C. was playing bend-don’t-break defense.

You’d expect this game to be close, although through two games, I’m still not sure how good either of these two teams is. The Chiefs are at home, so you probably give them the nod in the game, but this has the feel of a 24-17 game, which leaves us 16 points beneath the under with plenty of wiggle room in case the game is a little more offensive than anticipated. This looks like the biggest lock of the week. The bet: $6 for total payout of $11.45.

Bonus picks: A couple other picks I like this week, but am not confident enough in to officially include in the column are: Colts +6.5 at Eagles (-110) and Jets-Browns over 39.5 (-110). Indy has looked good through two games and are visiting an Eagles team coming off a road loss to the Buccaneers. Carson Wentz is back under center for Philly, but how effective will he be? That’s a legitimate question mark and enough to make you consider taking the Colts as almost a touchdown dog. If that line moves up to +7 jump all over it.

In the Jets-Browns game, there’s plenty of reason not to bet. Reason No. 1 would be that you have to watch the game. After that, though, there’s actually plenty of reason to bet this over. Let’s say we anticipate a close game: 23-20 or 27-20 is entirely within the realm of possibility. Each of those types of scores would get us our over. We do run the risk that one of these offenses lays a complete egg, but with an over/under so low, it’s hard to resist taking the over. Plus, that will give you something to root for in an otherwise forgettable Thursday Night game.

Jacob Kornhauser is a sports reporter in Southern Oregon covering all sports, including Oregon and Oregon State athletics. He has been a national baseball writer for Bleacher Report and Rant Sports and has written two baseball books. He also specializes in sports betting analysis. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School.

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Washington, D.C. Councilman Introduces Sports Betting Bill

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Against a backdrop of U.S. Congressmen proposing the idea of a federal framework for sports betting, a District of Columbia city council member has introduced a bill that would allow sports betting in the nation’s capitol. According to

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Against a backdrop of U.S. Congressmen proposing the idea of a federal framework for sports betting, a District of Columbia city council member has introduced a bill that would allow sports betting in the nation’s capitol. According to the Washington Post, Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) introduced legislation that he says he is co-authoring with Democratic mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Democratic city councilman Phil Mendelson.

The bill has been referred to the Finance and Revenue Committee, of which Evans is the chairman. (Read the bill here.) The District is in a unique situation in that is it essentially a city-state and the 13-member City Council makes law in D.C.  Given the relatively small number of lawmakers, the process is more nimble than in a larger state governments. However, laws passed by the Council are subject to Congressional approval.

Should the District of Columbia legalize sports betting, it would be the first in the immediate region to do so. Maryland is very much a gaming state but did not pass sports betting legislation in 2018 that would have put the matter of legalization to voter referendum. The closest states with legal sports betting are Delaware — the first in the nation to roll out sports betting post-PASPA — and West Virginia, which took its first sports bet in late August.

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NFL Week 3: Over and Under Best Bets

 

This NFL season, with sports betting expected to be a more common and accepted practice, we're making a point to look beyond point spreads and analyze often-neglected totals. As part of that approach, we're offering up our favorite bet over and favorite under each week. 

Over and Under Best Bets

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This NFL season, with sports betting expected to be a more common and accepted practice, we’re making a point to look beyond point spreads and analyze often-neglected totals. As part of that approach, we’re offering up our favorite bet over and favorite under each week. 

Over and Under Best Bets

Over of the week: Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles

Total: 47.5

This total is well below 50 because the Indianapolis defense is coming off a shockingly strong performance against the Washington Redskins, while the Eagles have yet to score more than 21 points this season. But the reality is the Colts defense is much more like the unit that surrendered 34 points on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, and the Philadelphia offense is due for a breakout performance. 

Look for an angry Eagles team to bounce back from a tough loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a big number in quarterback Carson Wentz’s return to action. And on the other side of the ball, look for Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and Co. to exploit a Philly D that struggled immensely in Tampa. 

There’s a chance the Eagles run away with this at home, but even that would probably enable Indy to rack up some garbage-time points.

Philly should hit the 30 mark, while the Colts should be able to score at least 20 points here.

Predicted score: Eagles 34, Colts 21

Under of the week: Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams

Total: 48

It’s not as though both of these offenses aren’t capable of scoring 30-plus points Sunday in the Battle of L.A., but it’s that both the Chargers and Rams look fantastic on the defensive side of the ball. 

A little too fantastic for that total of 48. 

With Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh dominating up front, the new-look Rams defense hasn’t surrendered a point in the last six quarters. Meanwhile, it’s obvious the Chargers can now be forgiven for surrendered 38 points to the out-of-control Kansas City Chiefs in their opener, because they smothered the Buffalo Bills offense on the road in Week 2, holding them to just 13 points before garbage time. 

The Bolts might still give up 24 here, but that strong secondary won’t be embarrassed again. They’ll stick around on offense, but they aren’t likely finding the end zone more than three times against Donald, Suh and Co. 

Predicted score: Rams 24, Chargers 18

Good luck, we’re all counting on you. 

Previous results
Last week: 1-1
2018 season: 2-2

Brad Gagnon has covered the NFL since 2007 and is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America, despite the fact he actually lives in Canada. The Toronto-based sports journalist’s work can also be seen at Bleacher Report, CBS Sports, Awful Announcing and The Guardian. He can be found on Twitter @brad_gagnon

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Examining The FanDuel Sportsbook Ticketing Snafu Through The Eyes of Nevada

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Sports bettors in emerging markets are continuing to discover some of the vagaries of sporting wagering. Among them are situations when an “accepted” bet may not always be a bet, and what happens

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Sports bettors in emerging markets are continuing to discover some of the vagaries of sporting wagering. Among them are situations when an “accepted” bet may not always be a bet, and what happens to a “wins/losses” totals bet if a team ends up with a postponed game that’s not rescheduled.

FanDuel Sportsbook, operating at The Meadowlands Racetrack, has refused to honor a $110 live betting ticket on the Broncos to defeat the Raiders on Sunday — a wager that would have paid more than $82,000. The company says the extremely large odds on the bet were caused by an error in the oddsmaking process. “The wager in question involved an obvious pricing error inadvertently generated by our in-game pricing system,” a FanDuel spokesperson said in a statement. 

The bettor, who identified himself to News 12 New Jersey as Anthony Prince, made his wager over the counter at the sportsbook at the Meadowlands with Denver trailing the Raiders 19-17 late in the fourth quarter. The Broncos then arrived comfortably in field goal range, especially given the high altitude in Denver, when Broncos QB Case Keenum completed a pass down to Oakland 18-yard line. However, as FanDuel updated the live betting odds to reflect Denver as a -600 favorite the company says an error in the live-odds feed caused the Broncos to be posted as 750-1 (+75,000) underdogs to win the game. 

 

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Sports Betting And Injuries In College Football: Separating Good Information From Noise

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Many serious college and professional football bettors have long believed that it’s imperative to consider injuries before pushing the cash across the counter or hitting the “make bet” button on the phone

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Many serious college and professional football bettors have long believed that it’s imperative to consider injuries before pushing the cash across the counter or hitting the “make bet” button on the phone app or computer. Others believe bookmakers have built injuries into the offered betting lines, rendering monitoring of injuries a waste of time and effort.

Although injury information can sometimes be sparse or inaccurate, perhaps attributable to coaching gamesmanship, lots of experienced bettors believe when money is at stake, you’d better pay attention.

Right now in collegiate athletics, there is no conference that provides injury information on its players, in part due to concerns over privacy laws. However in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in May striking down the federal ban on full-fledged sports wagering outside Nevada, numerous coaches and NCAA athletic directors in major and minor conferences have signaled a tide turn and the possible if not likely future sharing of injury reports.

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William Hill Becomes ‘Official Partner’ of Vegas Golden Knights, First Deal of Its Kind

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The Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday notched yet another “first.”

In 2017 the Golden Knights became the first of the four major professional U.S. sports leagues to officially make Las Vegas

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The Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday notched yet another “first.”

In 2017 the Golden Knights became the first of the four major professional U.S. sports leagues to officially make Las Vegas their home and in June, it became the NHL’s first expansion team since 1968 to reach the Stanley Cup Finals (in vastly different circumstances), ultimately falling to the Washington Capitals 4-1.

This newest first involves the newest NHL franchise joining with bookmaker William Hill US — in a “landmark, multi-year partnership” the first-ever between a professional U.S. sports team and a sportsbook.

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Heisman Trophy Winner Props: Updated through Week 3

Updated Heisman Trophy odds as we head into Week 4 of College Football. Tua Tagovailoa, Will Grier, Dwayne Haskins, and Jonathan Taylor keep the top 4 spots. JK Dobbins jumps up.

Note: Change column indicates the percentage change in the odds of each player. Positive change

Updated Heisman Trophy odds as we head into Week 4 of College Football. Tua Tagovailoa, Will Grier, Dwayne Haskins, and Jonathan Taylor keep the top 4 spots. JK Dobbins jumps up.

Note: Change column indicates the percentage change in the odds of each player. Positive change labeled in green means the player is getting bet and his odds are lower. Negative change in red means the player’s odds have regressed.



 

Odds provided by Westgate.

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Super Bowl 53 Odds: Updated for Week 3

Key takeaways from week 2:

  • Rams and Jaguars Continue to Soar!
  • Patriots still top contender despite loss.
  • Florida is the place to be with Jaguars, Dolphins, and Bucs each off to 2-0 start.
  • Bills, Cardinals continue to struggle.
  • Giants, Lions, and Seahawks all 0-2 after tough openers.

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Key takeaways from week 2:

  • Rams and Jaguars Continue to Soar!
  • Patriots still top contender despite loss.
  • Florida is the place to be with Jaguars, Dolphins, and Bucs each off to 2-0 start.
  • Bills, Cardinals continue to struggle.
  • Giants, Lions, and Seahawks all 0-2 after tough openers.


Data courtesy of Bovada.

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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NJ Man Says FanDuel Won’t Pay; Company Investigating

The post NJ Man Says FanDuel Won’t Pay; Company Investigating appeared first on SportsHandle.

A New Jersey man says he made a wager on Sunday at the FanDuel SportsBook at the Meadowlands Racetrack and that FanDuel won’t pay up. The bet, an in-game wager, would have paid $82,610 on

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A New Jersey man says he made a wager on Sunday at the FanDuel SportsBook at the Meadowlands Racetrack and that FanDuel won’t pay up. The bet, an in-game wager, would have paid $82,610 on a $110 wager and was made with 1 minute, 10 seconds remaining in the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders contest.

According to a report from News12 in New Jersey, FanDuel says the ticket was a glitch and is looking into the matter. But the bettor, Anthony Prince, is all but demanding FanDuel pay out immediately.

“They said their system had a glitch in it and they’re not obligated to pay for glitches,” Prince told News12. “The other guy said, ‘You should take what we give you because we don’t have to give you [anything] at all.’ I said, ‘Wow, for real?’”

 

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‘Cover City’: Week 2 NFL Recap And Week 3 Preview With Andrew Melton

The post ‘Cover City’: Week 2 NFL Recap And Week 3 Preview With Andrew Melton appeared first on SportsHandle.

Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and

The post ‘Cover City’: Week 2 NFL Recap And Week 3 Preview With Andrew Melton appeared first on SportsHandle.

Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college football. He has wagered more than $25 million in the last nine years, getting banned from many sportsbooks along the way.

NFL Week 2 is now the books but there’s a lot to absorb from what occurred. The underdogs bit HARD with an 11-5 performance, and now Josh Gordon is a New England Patriot! On the podcast you’ll get perspective on that move on from a former Patriots linebacker.

Joining Rosenthal on Cover City to break it all down is Andrew Melton (@SnCDrew), a RotoRadar podcast host, professional gamer and motion capture athlete for EA Sports. Time codes for the episode follow below.


 
1:45 – Saints barely pull one out against the Browns and previewing their opponent for Week 3.
 
4:28 – Don’t look at the names. Why one quarterback is proving his value.
 
6:22 – Ryan Fitzpatrick hype. Is it real? Drew talks about some real life encounters with him.
 
10:57 – Bills are 17 point underdogs in Week 3. Why Drew still likes the Vikings to cover this spread.
 
14:52 – Giants embarrassment on Sunday Night. Why Eric thinks it might be time to hit the panic button.
 
17:49 – Dak Prescott could be one of the more overrated quarterbacks in the NFL.
 
21:05 – Andrew Luck is back and healthy. Drew weighs in on why he’s the total package, but why simple might be more.
 
23:55 – Eric locks in a contrarian “under” for Week 3.
 
26:06 – Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. And a Super Bowl Champion joins the show!
 
28:30 – Matt Patricia against New England: A first-hand perspective for this weeks matchup.
 
33:55 – Team total for the Patriots this week. Drew reacts to our special guest’s comments and talks about game script.
 
39:15 – Aaron Rodgers vs. Kirk Cousins. Drew calls the Vikings one of the most overrated teams in the NFL.
 
42:55 – Was the hit from Clay Matthews roughing the passer? A vantage point from a NFL perspective.
 

 
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Pro Sports Leagues Continue Full-Court Press on West Virginia Sports Betting Law

The post Pro Sports Leagues Continue Full-Court Press on West Virginia Sports Betting Law appeared first on SportsHandle.

What’s going on in West Virginia? Sports betting kicked off with a bang a the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races late last month, and just last week, the FanDuel Sportsbook

The post Pro Sports Leagues Continue Full-Court Press on West Virginia Sports Betting Law appeared first on SportsHandle.

What’s going on in West Virginia? Sports betting kicked off with a bang a the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races late last month, and just last week, the FanDuel Sportsbook at The Greenbrier Resort took its first bet. In between, the state’s lottery director inexplicably resigned and now the lottery’s managing general counsel, Danielle Boyd, isn’t immediately responding to inquiries.

And on Monday, acting lottery director Doug Buffington went before the Standing Joint Committee on Finance and fielded questions about the implementation the state’s sports betting law. The lottery rolled out “emergency rules” in order to allow the casinos to open their sportsbooks, but those rules were open to public comment and the lottery must address concerns. The public-comment period ended Sept. 7 and the lottery has yet to respond.

In fact, should it respond in the near future, it will do so without its long-time leader, Alan Harrick, who resigned unexpectedly and Boyd, who has reportedly been forced out of her position by the governor’s office.

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NFL Monday Night Football Player Props: Will Khalil Mack Sack Russell Wilson

For MNF, September 17, 2018.

Will Khalil Mack sack Russell Wilson?

Yes -150

No +110

Will Khalil Mack intercept Russell Wilson?

Yes +950

No - 3500

For MNF, September 17, 2018.

Will Khalil Mack sack Russell Wilson?

Yes -150

No +110

Will Khalil Mack intercept Russell Wilson?

Yes +950

No – 3500

Both players must start for action

Data provided by Bovada.

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Where The Midwest Is at on Sports Betting Legislation

The post Where The Midwest Is at on Sports Betting Legislation appeared first on SportsHandle.

In the first half of the year, midwestern states in general weren’t able to legalize sports betting, but some began to lay the groundwork for passable legislation to be crafted. For Illinois, Michigan

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In the first half of the year, midwestern states in general weren’t able to legalize sports betting, but some began to lay the groundwork for passable legislation to be crafted. For Illinois, Michigan and Ohio lawmakers, the summer months were all about learning, negotiating and educating with the goal of finding common ground.

While none of the three states has introduced any new legislation of late, all have the chance to legalize sports betting before 2019, or at the start of the 2019 session.

 

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Ballin’ on a Budget Week 2 Results

The law of averages caught up with us this week, folks. After a stellar start to the year, with a 4-for-5 Week 1, we suffered a setback going 1-for-5 in Week 2. There are a variety of explanations for why we lost in some cases and for some games, we’re still searching for

The law of averages caught up with us this week, folks. After a stellar start to the year, with a 4-for-5 Week 1, we suffered a setback going 1-for-5 in Week 2. There are a variety of explanations for why we lost in some cases and for some games, we’re still searching for answers. Let’s recap this hellacious week of NFL betting.

LOSS: Eagles -3 over Buccaneers (-110): Bucs 27, Eagles 21. We said that there was no way Ryan Fitzpatrick was going to duplicate his Week 1 performance against the Eagles, but we were very wrong. He threw for four more touchdowns and made the Philly defense look silly at times. We also couldn’t catch a break with the Eagles suffering a few injuries on the offensive side of the ball including feature back, Jay Ajayi. The Eagles never quite got into a rhythm until late and by that point, there was no way they were covering the three points we needed them to. Total win: $0.

LOSS: Patriots -2 over Jaguars (-110): Jaguars 31, Patriots 20. Please raise your hand if you said that Blake Bortles would outperform Tom Brady this week. Nobody should be raising their hand. There was no reason to believe Bortles was going to have the monster day that he did, throwing for nearly 400 yards and four touchdowns. It turns out the New England defense just isn’t very good and that Patriots offense is going to have to win some shootouts this year to be as dominant as it normally is. Facing a defense like Jacksonville, a recipe for disaster was created when Bortles hit his stride and had a career day. Total win: $0.

LOSS: Patriots-Jaguars UNDER 45 (-110): Jaguars 31, Patriots 20. Of course, piggy backing off of that, Bortles’ huge day also screwed our under bet. We were relying on the Patriots to win a low-scoring game. The fact they lost a relatively high scoring game flipped this from an under to an over. As it is, Just one touchdown separated us from the under; Jacksonville could have won 24-20 and we would have gotten the win. Again, though, Bortles’ big day was too much for us to overcome as the teams eclipsed the over/under by a single score. Total win: $0.

WIN: Panthers-Falcons OVER 44 (-110): Falcons 31, Panthers 24. Finally, something we got right! This one played out just about how we figured it would. Inside with each offense able to run wild, the second half turned into a shootout. The fact Atlanta took a two-score lead in the second half really helped, because then Cam Newton and the Carolina offense were forced into taking more chances. The comeback attempt came up just short as they tried to send the game into overtime, but it didn’t really matter for us, the over hits easily by two scores. Total win: $7.64.

LOSS: Giants +3 over Cowboys (-110): Cowboys 20, Giants 13. The final score would indicate a close game between these two NFC East rivals, but this one was never really in doubt. Dallas dominated from start to finish while New York scored a late touchdown. We knew neither of these teams was much good, but the offensive line play in front of Eli Manning was absolutely putrid. He’s regressing all by himself, he doesn’t need the help of the offensive line to speed up that process. Dallas really didn’t look all that great, but they controlled the tempo of the game and Manning was never able to get on the same page with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Sheppard and Co. After they barely missed covering against the Jaguars in Week 1, New York really missed the mark this week. Total win: $0.

WIN (BONUS BET): Colts-Redskins UNDER 45.5: Colts 21, Redskins 9. We didn’t include this in our $20 set of games to bet, but we did mention this as a bonus bet to make if you didn’t like one of the other ones. Hopefully you took that advice. Washington couldn’t muster much of anything offensively and as we know, field goals don’t win overs. Indy was content to milk the clock for most of the second half and that worked to our advantage. We won’t count this toward our overall season pot, but we’re hoping you took this game to make up for what was otherwise a really crappy week.

PIGGY BANK: $35.37 (-11.6% return on investment)

OVERALL PICK PERCENTAGE: 50%

We will go back to the drawing board and make sure we get ourselves back into the green. There will be a lot of kinks to work out in the first couple weeks, so hopefully we hit our groove headed into the stretch run of the season. Keep an eye out for our Week 3 picks coming out later this week.

Jacob Kornhauser is a sports reporter in Southern Oregon covering all sports, including Oregon and Oregon State athletics. He has been a national baseball writer for Bleacher Report and Rant Sports and has written two baseball books. He also specializes in sports betting analysis. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School.

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NFL Player Props Week 3: Which Kickers Will Be Cut

Will Zane Gonzalez be cut before September 20 2018?

Yes       -2000   (1/20)

No        +750     (15/2)

 

Will Daniel Carlson be cut before September 23 2018?

Yes       -500     (1/5)

No        +300     (3/1)

Data provided by Bovada.

Will Zane Gonzalez be cut before September 20 2018?

Yes       -2000   (1/20)

No        +750     (15/2)

 

Will Daniel Carlson be cut before September 23 2018?

Yes       -500     (1/5)

No        +300     (3/1)

Data provided by Bovada.

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College Football Game Props: Look Ahead Lines

Props to Westgate Superbook for putting out "Look Ahead Lines" for many of the big college matchups on tap through November. These are fun bets for the recreational player that knows their favorite college football team. By placing a bet on a game in November, you get

Props to Westgate Superbook for putting out “Look Ahead Lines” for many of the big college matchups on tap through November. These are fun bets for the recreational player that knows their favorite college football team. By placing a bet on a game in November, you get to enjoy the ride of your team’s performance in anticipation of your November bet.

There are few things better in sports betting than having a better line than the general public and look ahead betting is one way to do it.

Date Teams Line
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 NOTRE DAME -11.5
WAKE FOREST
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 KANSAS ST
WEST VIRGINIA -17.5
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 NEBRASKA
MICHIGAN -17.5
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 WISCONSIN -4.5
IOWA
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 TEXAS A&M
ALABAMA -21
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 TCU
TEXAS -3.5
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 STANFORD
OREGON -1.5
Friday, September 28th, 2018 UCLA
COLORADO -10
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 OHIO ST -6.5
PENN ST
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 FLORIDA ST
LOUISVILLE -2.5
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 TEXAS -7
KANSAS ST
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 FLORIDA
MISSISSIPPI ST -9.5
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 USC -4.5
ARIZONA
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 STANFORD
NOTRE DAME -3.5
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 CLEMSON -21.5
WAKE FOREST
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 FLORIDA ST
MIAMI FL -8.5
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 NOTRE DAME -3.5
VIRGINIA TECH
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 LSU -3
FLORIDA
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 NEBRASKA
WISCONSIN -19.5
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 AUBURN -3
MISSISSIPPI ST
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 OKLAHOMA -9.5
@ DALLAS, TX TEXAS
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 WASHINGTON -18.5
UCLA
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 NAVY -3.5
AIR FORCE
Thursday, October 11th, 2018 TEXAS TECH
TCU -17
Friday, October 12th, 2018 ARIZONA
UTAH -11.5
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 WISCONSIN
MICHIGAN -2.5
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 MICHIGAN ST
PENN ST -7
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 TEXAS A&M -2.5
SOUTH CAROLINA
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 GEORGIA -7
LSU
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 WASHINGTON -5.5
OREGON
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 STANFORD -4.5
ARIZONA ST
Friday, October 19th, 2018 COLORADO ST
BOISE ST -28
Friday, October 19th, 2018 AIR FORCE
UNLV -3
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 MICHIGAN -3
MICHIGAN ST
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 OHIO ST -23.5
PURDUE
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 OKLAHOMA -7
TCU
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 MISSISSIPPI ST
LSU PK
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 USC
UTAH -4.5
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 ARIZONA -1.5
UCLA
Friday, October 26th, 2018 MIAMI FL -3
BOSTON COLLEGE
Friday, October 26th, 2018 WYOMING
COLORADO ST -1.5
Friday, October 26th, 2018 UTAH -7.5
UCLA
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 CLEMSON -15.5
FLORIDA ST
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 TEXAS
OKLAHOMA ST -3
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 WISCONSIN -11.5
NORTHWESTERN
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 TEXAS A&M
MISSISSIPPI ST -6.5
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 FLORIDA
@ JACKSONVILLE, FL GEORGIA -16.5
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 NOTRE DAME -16.5
@ SAN DIEGO, CA NAVY
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 FLORIDA ST
NC STATE -3.5
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 SYRACUSE
WAKE FOREST -3
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 PENN ST
MICHIGAN -6.5
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 NEBRASKA
OHIO ST -24.5
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 IOWA -6.5
PURDUE
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 AIR FORCE
ARMY -4.5
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 NOTRE DAME -9.5
NORTHWESTERN
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 ALABAMA -12.5
LSU
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 WEST VIRGINIA
TEXAS -1.5
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 OKLAHOMA -20.5
TEXAS TECH
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 BYU
BOISE ST -14.5
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 UCLA
OREGON -19.5
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 STANFORD
WASHINGTON -9.5
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 FRESNO ST -6.5
UNLV
Thursday, November 8th, 2018 WAKE FOREST
NC STATE -10.5
Friday, November 9th, 2018 LOUISVILLE
SYRACUSE PK
Friday, November 9th, 2018 FRESNO ST
BOISE ST -14
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 MIAMI FL -6.5
GEORGIA TECH
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 CLEMSON -13.5
BOSTON COLLEGE
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 TCU
WEST VIRGINIA -3.5
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 OHIO ST -10.5
MICHIGAN ST
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 WISCONSIN
PENN ST -1
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 AUBURN
GEORGIA -5
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 OKLAHOMA ST
OKLAHOMA -14
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 MISSISSIPPI ST
ALABAMA -17
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 OREGON
UTAH – 2?
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 FLORIDA ST
NOTRE DAME -10.5
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 MIAMI FL
VIRGINIA TECH -1.5
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 WISCONSIN -15.5
PURDUE
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 MICHIGAN ST -5.5
NEBRASKA
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 WEST VIRGINIA
OKLAHOMA ST -2.5
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 STANFORD -7.5
CAL
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 USC -7.5
UCLA
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 SAN DIEGO ST
FRESNO ST -6
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 MISSISSIPPI ST -8.5
OLE MISS
Friday, November 23rd, 2018 VIRGINIA
VIRGINIA TECH -16.5
Friday, November 23rd, 2018 NEBRASKA
IOWA -10.5
Friday, November 23rd, 2018 CENTRAL FLORIDA -5.5
SOUTH FLORIDA
Friday, November 23rd, 2018 HOUSTON
MEMPHIS -3.5
Friday, November 23rd, 2018 OREGON -20.5
OREGON ST
Friday, November 23rd, 2018 OKLAHOMA -5.5
WEST VIRGINIA
Friday, November 23rd, 2018 WASHINGTON -14
WASHINGTON ST
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 SOUTH CAROLINA
CLEMSON -21.5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 FLORIDA
FLORIDA ST -4.5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 NC STATE -6.5
NORTH CAROLINA
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 SYRACUSE
BOSTON COLLEGE -10.5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 PURDUE
INDIANA -2.5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 MICHIGAN
OHIO ST -9.5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 GEORGIA TECH
GEORGIA -20
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 NOTRE DAME -3
USC
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 KENTUCKY
LOUISVILLE -7
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 KANSAS ST
IOWA ST -8.5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 ARKANSAS
MISSOURI -14
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 TENNESSEE -1
VANDERBILT
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 AUBURN
ALABAMA -10.5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 LSU
TEXAS A&M -1.5
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 ARIZONA ST -1.5
ARIZONA
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 BYU
UTAH -14
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 NEVADA
UNLV -4.5
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 NAVY -4.5
@ PHILADELPHIA, PA ARMY

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Super Bowl 53 Odds: Updated for Week 2

Super Bowl 53 Updated odds are here. Biggers movers with lower odds week 2 than week 1 include the Bears, Bucs, Dolphins and Jets, while Chargers, Falcons, Texans and Cowboys all regressed.

And, not surprisingly, the New England Patriots remain the favorite to win Super Bowl 53 at 6/1.

Get this week's game lines here.

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Super Bowl 53 Updated odds are here. Biggers movers with lower odds week 2 than week 1 include the Bears, Bucs, Dolphins and Jets, while Chargers, Falcons, Texans and Cowboys all regressed.

And, not surprisingly, the New England Patriots remain the favorite to win Super Bowl 53 at 6/1.

Get this week’s game lines here.

Click the Read More button below.


 

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Get a Grip: The Week In Sports Betting & Sports: NJ Sports Betting Handle, Congress Coming & Much More

The post Get a Grip: The Week In Sports Betting & Sports: NJ Sports Betting Handle, Congress Coming & Much More appeared first on SportsHandle.

It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot of

The post Get a Grip: The Week In Sports Betting & Sports: NJ Sports Betting Handle, Congress Coming & Much More appeared first on SportsHandle.

It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot of ours (two out of three ain’t bad).

Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top stories, and rounding up key stories in sports betting, gaming, and the world of sports at large. You may have missed them, and they are worth reading.

NJ Sports Betting Revenue Exceeds (Some) Expectations And Will Rise Much Higher; Feds May Get Involved In Sports Betting, But How; Much More

A lot to get here. Off the top rope: The NJ sports betting August revenue report came in on Wednesday and the results indicated what we expected: the Garden State market is going to get large.

In a month in which four physical sportsbooks operated throughout and four more for a portion of the month; with the DraftKings Sportsbook operating digitally for most of the month and two more digital launches in the final week, the total handle reached $95.6 million and total sportsbook gross revenue was $9.18 million. The books online — the vast majority by DK — generated $2.97 million on a $21.7 million handle. In retail, the FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack led the way with over $3 million in revenue while no other property cracked $1 million.

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The Greenbrier’s FanDuel Sportsbook Opens Ahead of NFL Week 2

The post The Greenbrier’s FanDuel Sportsbook Opens Ahead of NFL Week 2 appeared first on SportsHandle.

West Virginia’s second legal sportsbook opened on Thursday when the the FanDuel Sportsbook at the The Greenbrier Resort and Casino took its first sports bet. The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

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West Virginia’s second legal sportsbook opened on Thursday when the the FanDuel Sportsbook at the The Greenbrier Resort and Casino took its first sports bet. The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races opened Aug. 30.  The timing means the sportsbook is open in time for the second weekend of the NFL season. The Greenbrier is a unique circumstance in that is the only private membership-only casino in the U.S.  Only members and resort guests can enter the casino.

The Greenbrier, one of the most storied resorts in America, has long offered casino gaming at its Casino Club, a posh, high-end gaming venue. The FanDuel Sportsbook is more of the same with club chairs and 21 large-screen televisions. According to the sportsbook’s webpage, it will offer international dining options as well as live entertainment. Patrons are required to wear coats (men) and dresses (women) in the casino after 7 p.m.

Membership to the Casino Club is available through a membership to The Greenbrier Golf and Tennis Club, which costs $1,590 annually, by purchasing a home in The Greenbrier Sporting Club, or to registered hotel guests and, in some cases, convention attendees. The Casino Club opened in 2010.

Read more of The Greenbrier’s FanDuel Sportsbook Opens Ahead of NFL Week 2 on SportsHandle.

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RotoRadar Podcast Episode 2

 

NFP is pleased to present On the RotoRadar. In partnership with RotoRadar, the podcast will dig deep into DFS advice with their experts as well as NFL best bets from professional sports bettor, Christian Pina. Pina

 

NFP is pleased to present On the RotoRadar. In partnership with RotoRadar, the podcast will dig deep into DFS advice with their experts as well as NFL best bets from professional sports bettor, Christian Pina. Pina will analyze which games are getting action and why, and provide opportunistic spots and angles including prop bets.

DFS analysts and experts include Cash Game Pro Analyst, OnceHarby went an amazing 18-3 last Season. GPP Pro Analyst, FadeToBlack has qualified for three FanDuel Live Finals. Handicapping Pro Analyst and @Ericsports

Time Stamps for Week 2 “On The RotoRadar” Podcast:

00:00 – Introductions
5:15 Eagles vs. Buccaneers
9:45 Texans vs. Titans
14:05 Colts vs. Redskins
19:10 Vikings vs. Packers
25:00 Browns vs. Saints
31:50 Chiefs vs. Steelers
37:00 Dolphins vs. Jets
38:50 Panthers vs. Falcons
42:45 Charges vs. Bills
45:30 Cardinals vs. Rams
46:50 Lions vs. 49ers
48:55 Raiders vs. Broncos
53:45 Patriots vs. Jaguars
55:10 Giants vs. Cowboys
57:45 Ravens vs. Bengals
1:04:20 Twitter Q&A
1:08:50 Closing Remarks

 

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NFL Player Props: Week 2

 

NFL Player Props for Week Two are here.

Click the Read More link to view the Week 2 player props table.

 

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Data provided by Bovada.

 

NFL Player Props for Week Two are here.

Click the Read More link to view the Week 2 player props table.

 



 

 

Data provided by Bovada.

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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NFL Week 2 Props: First Head Coach To Be Fired

Every year someone has to be the first to go - so we are bringing you the odds on the first coach to be fired. It's interesting to note that of the seven new head coaches hired this year, only Mike Vrabel is on the bookmaker chopping

Every year someone has to be the first to go – so we are bringing you the odds on the first coach to be fired. It’s interesting to note that of the seven new head coaches hired this year, only Mike Vrabel is on the bookmaker chopping block.


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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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‘Cover City’: NFL Week 2 Picks And Breakdown With Christian Pina

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college football. He has wagered more than $25 million in the last nine years, getting banned from many sportsbooks along the way.

NFL Week 2 is Overreaction Week! Joining Rosenthal on Cover City to break it all down is Christian Pina (@ChristianPina), professional sports handicapper for Radar Sharp Edge, host of Inside Vegas and  Gambling Podcast content editor.

Time codes for the episode follow below. Enjoy.


1:40: Passing on the upcoming college football slate.

2:49: Carolina Panthers +6 at Atlanta Falcons: Disastrous red zone play-calling by the Falcons and a ridiculous Matt Ryan-Julio Jones stat. Falcons injuries and touchdown regression.

7:06: Eyeing Christian McCaffrey receiving prop bets.

7:51: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers: Line unknown, except in SuperContest. Discussing Aaron Rodgers’ uncertain status impact on Week 2.

12:06: Los Angeles Chargers -7.5 at Buffalo Bills: The Nathan Peterman era comes to an end. Joey Bosa out again.

14:48: Teaser leg of the week, making teaser bets and some principles to follow.

19:36: Eric pushes all in on Houston.

22:30: Doctor’s orders regarding Aaron Rodgers and what that means for the prop market in Green Bay.

23:35: Philadelphia Eagles -3 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Keep on eye on the hook here. The guys love this game, buying low and selling high.

28:30: New England Patriots PK at Jacksonville Jaguars: You don’t get rich betting against the Patriots. Rules don’t apply and Christian leans under.

30:20: All in on James White in the prop market (assuming Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel are out).

31:42: New York Giants +3 at Dallas Cowboys: Pina thinks Dallas will be an under team all year and here, too.

34:36: Pina’s play of the week: Pittsburgh -4 vs. Kansas City Chiefs.

37:20: Whipping through some other games — stay aways with Los Angeles -13 vs. Arizona and San Francisco -6 vs. Detroit; Seattle +3.5 at Chicago (looking under).

45:33: Eric’s Top 5 picks for Week 2 in the SuperContest.


Come back on Monday for the NFL Week 2 recap and a look ahead to Week 3. Follow us on Twitter at @ericsports and @ChristianPina and also at @sports_handle.

Bonus! Check out this week’s episode of  ‘The NFL Handle’: featuring Robert Walker And Matt Perrault.

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AGA to Schumer: Sports Betting Doesn’t Need Federal Oversight

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“Additional federal engagement is not warranted at this time.”

Those words close the first paragraph of the American Gaming Association‘s latest volley in the discussion about the creation of federal sports betting regulation. The AGA, a

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“Additional federal engagement is not warranted at this time.”

Those words close the first paragraph of the American Gaming Association‘s latest volley in the discussion about the creation of federal sports betting regulation. The AGA, a national trade group, has been on the front lines in working with stakeholders to streamline the legislative process as sports betting becomes legal in more and more states.

On Thursday, it released a letter sent to Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (New York), in response to Schumer’s call for a federal framework that would, among other things, require sportsbooks to use “official” league data and would allow the professional sports leagues a voice in determining what kinds of bets could be placed. The letter is intended as a reply to Schumer’s staff, which requested additional information from the AGA following an Aug. 2 meeting.

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Best Gambling And Sports Betting Scenes: ‘I’m Shocked’ In ‘Casablanca’

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Time for another installment in Sports Handle’s ongoing series on The Best Best Gambling And Sports Betting ScenesThere’s a lot of high-quality movies centered on gambling, including on horse racing and poker Let It Ride and

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Time for another installment in Sports Handle’s ongoing series on The Best Best Gambling And Sports Betting ScenesThere’s a lot of high-quality movies centered on gambling, including on horse racing and poker Let It Ride and Rounders). All quality gambling scenes, whether strictly sports betting or not, the focus of the film or a short aside, will be included/considered. 

We were reminded recently of this scene from the classic 1942 film Casablanca after reading U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s written questions regarding the nomination/confirmation Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

In case you missed it, Whitehouse has grilled Kavanaugh about gambling, asking about debts, an apology in 2001 for “growing aggressive after blowing still another game of dice,” and his participation in a poker game and more.

Saying absolutely nothing about whether or not Kavanaugh has a problem (he has denied that) and the serious threat that such debts could pose to the high court and the nation… here is the “I’m shocked” scene from Casablanca. Gambling has always existed in the U.S. and always will, while occasionally a game gets shut down, as it is here by Major Heinrich Strasser (Conrad Veidt), who tasks Captain Louis Renault (Claude Reins) with sending everyone out.

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Ballin’ on a Budget Week 2

Week 1 results:

 

WIN: Jaguars -3 over Giants (-110): Jaguars 20, Giants 15. This game was worrisome for a while as the rain continued to come down in the Meadowlands. It seemed like that might be the great equalizer, but

Week 1 results:

 

WIN: Jaguars -3 over Giants (-110): Jaguars 20, Giants 15. This game was worrisome for a while as the rain continued to come down in the Meadowlands. It seemed like that might be the great equalizer, but as expected, the more talented team pulled away near the end of the game. Saquon Barkley was held in check until he sprung a huge touchdown run in the second half. Luckily, the vaunted Jaguars defense came up in big spots where they needed to and got us a big win. Total win: $9.55.

 

WIN: Patriots -6.5 over Texans (-110): Patriots 27, Texans 20. Phew! The Patriots seemed to have this game in hand for most of the second half, but Deshaun Watson and the Texans made a push in the fourth quarter. They got the ball back with time left and a chance to tie things up, but luckily, they weren’t able to do that. It’s hard to bet against the Patriots when they’re a less than touchdown favorite in the regular season at home and they showed why against a good Texans team on Sunday. Total win: $9.55.

 

WIN: Rams -3 over Raiders (-110): Rams 33, Raiders 13. If you bet this at -3, which is what this game was at when last week’s column came out, good for you. It moved all the way to -6.5 by kick off, meaning L.A. needed to win by a touchdown to win you money. It ended up not mattering as they outscored the Raiders 23-0 in the second half, but they trailed at the half, which caused blood pressure to rise a little bit. Again, though, especially if you got the Rams at -3, take the more talented team even if they’re on the road. That talent will win out nine times out of 10, just like the Rams showed in the second half. Total win: $5.73.

 

LOSS: Bengals at Colts UNDER 46.5 (-165): Bengals 34, Colts 23. The over hit by 11 points, but it was close until the end. When Cincinnati scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in the closing seconds, it moved the point total from 50 to 57. Either way, we underestimated how good Andrew Luck would be in his return to the football field and that’s where this bet went wrong. With Joe Mixon looking like a star in the making, the Bengals were able to match Indy offensively and that made conditions ripe for the over to hit. Total win: $0.

 

WIN: Rams at Raiders UNDER 49.5 (+145): Rams 33, Raiders 13. This one got close, but essentially played out exactly how we thought it would. If you remember, our only worry was that the Raiders would keep it close enough to push this over. However, the Rams buckled down and shut out Oakland in the second half. It makes us wish we had bet more than our $2 out of our $20 to spend on this game, because it provided the best value at +145 odds. Total win: $2.90.

 

PIGGY BANK: $27.73 (39% return on investment)

 

OVERALL PICK PERCENTAGE: 80%

 

After a great Week 1, let’s get right into Week 2 picks. This is the best time to take advantage of overreactions from oddsmakers and other bettors and find solid value picks. Based on Week 1 performances, some teams will be over or underrated and it’s our job to figure out who those teams are and who is going to find a way to cover in the week ahead.

You can find all point spreads on our website, by clicking right here. 

Just like last week, we’re going to go with three point spread picks to go along with two over/under picks. This is not a rule of thumb, it’s simply how things have worked out over the first two weeks. We’ll start with the point spread picks. Remember, we only have $20 to spend.

 

Eagles -3 at Buccaneers (-110)

 

This looks like the safest bet on the board. Yes, the Buccaneers surprised everybody by beating the Saints 48-40 in New Orleans, but don’t expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to be a world beater again. He’ll be playing a competent defense this time around. Tampa does get the game at home, but unless they control the clock, which is unlikely given their questionable running back situation, they’re in big trouble.

 

Especially with the Eagles looking to move to 2-0 before QB Carson Wentz returns from injury, there will be a sense of urgency. That should lead to a worst-case scenario of a push, with a game decided by 7-14 points much more likely.

 

The bet: $7.50 for total payout of $14.31.

 

Patriots -2 at Jaguars (-110)

 

Here’s another road favorite pick and it’s a little bit riskier given how good the Jacksonville defense is. As great as he still is, Tom Brady can’t escape the pocket when hurried, so he could be in for a long day if that Jaguars front seven is humming. Still, it’s hard to pick against the Patriots in almost any regular season game when all they have to do is win by a field goal.

 

Especially with Leonard Fournette potentially out with a hamstring injury, the Patriots offense boasts far more weapons than that of the Jaguars and even playing on the road, Tommy Terrific and Co. should take care of business.

 

The bet: $3 for total payout of $5.73.

 

Giants +3 at Cowboys (-110)

 

Finally, we have a road underdog for you. There’s a very real possibility the Giants win this game outright, so if you believe in them to do so and want a higher payout, bet the money line, which should be sitting around +125 instead of taking the three points and sitting at -110. The bottom line is that Dak Prescott is a fraud, which means Ezekiel Elliott is going to be facing a whole lot of eight-man fronts.

 

The Giants have the defensive pieces to hold Dallas’ offense under control and New York generally plays well on primetime, where they’ll be on Sunday Night Football. This is a divisional game and it’s easy to imagine it being decided by a field goal either way. That means if you bet the point spread, the worst you could do is a push.

 

The bet: $2.50 for total payout of $4.77.

 

Panthers at Falcons OVER 44 points

 

It’s easy to look at the Panthers’ 16-8 win over the Cowboys last weekend and assume this is an easy under pick. However, consider the fact that Carolina will be playing on turf, where Cam Newton can get out and run more. Also consider that Atlanta should be able to iron out some of the kinks they showed against the Eagles in Week 1. One point of emphasis: get Julio Jones the ball in the red zone. Matt Ryan has been terrible at it for the last year plus.

 

If Ryan looks like he did against the Eagles in Week 1, these teams won’t approach 44 points. However, there’s every reason to believe he’s in for a bounceback game at home against a potential playoff opponent. In addition, Atlanta’s defense is banged up, with a couple players potentially having to sit out of this game. Neither of these teams likes to drain the clock, so let’s watch the points rack up and hope for the over to hit.

 

The bet: $4 for total payout of $7.64.

 

Patriots at Jaguars UNDER 45 points

 

Just like last week, when we took the Rams -3 and the UNDER 49.5 (we won both bets), this week presents a challenge with the Patriots -2 and the UNDER looking enticing. Rooting for a point spread as well as an over/under in the same game can be tricky, so if you don’t want that complication in your betting interest this weekend, feel free to find something else you like.

 

However, there is value in this under pick. With Fournette potentially out, the Jaguars lose their biggest weapon on offense. They showed in last year’s AFC Championship Game that they have the firepower defensively to at least contain Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense. This game will be played in Jacksonville, which should provide the defense even more of an edge. It wouldn’t be at all surprising to see the Patriots win a 20-13 type game this early in the season. All that combines for the 45-point over/under to look like it should lean heavily toward UNDER.

 

The bet: $3 for total payout of $5.73.

 

As we mentioned last week, you do have the option to parlay all five of these games together. Do remember that if you do this, ALL 5 of the picks have to hit in order for you to win. However, your reward for taking the risk is a massive pay day.

 

The parlay option: $20 for total payout of $507.06.

Bonus tip: It’s going to be raining in Washington D.C. all week and possibly into Sunday, because of the Hurricane that is projected to hit the East Coast on Friday. This will likely make for wet and sloppy field conditions at FedEx Field as the Redskins host the Colts. The over/under for point total in 45.5 in that game. Monitor weather conditions and consider the under as an alternate bet to one of the picks above. Always factor weather into your football betting decisions. It won’t necessarily make or break the outcome, but in a situation like last year where the Bills and Colts played in a foot of snow, betting the under early would’ve been like printing money as the game finished 13-7 in overtime.

Jacob Kornhauser is a sports reporter in Southern Oregon covering all sports, including Oregon and Oregon State athletics. He has been a national baseball writer for Bleacher Report and Rant Sports and has written two baseball books. He also specializes in sports betting analysis. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School.

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NFL Week 2: Over and Under Best Bets

This NFL season, with sports betting expected to be a more common and accepted practice, we're making a point to look beyond point spreads and analyze often-neglected totals. As part of that approach, we're offering up our favorite bet over and favorite under each week. 

Over of the week: Cleveland Browns at

This NFL season, with sports betting expected to be a more common and accepted practice, we’re making a point to look beyond point spreads and analyze often-neglected totals. As part of that approach, we’re offering up our favorite bet over and favorite under each week. 

Over of the week: Cleveland Browns at New Orleans Saints

Total: 49

The Saints defense was a mess in Week 1, and that might not be a complete coincidence despite the fact that unit put up strong numbers in 2017. The New Orleans D also started slowly in 2017, surrendering 65 points in the first two weeks of the regular season. 

I don’t think they’ll give up 48 again like they did against the Tampa Buccaneers on Sunday, but this’ll be a much easier task for a Browns offense that is still meshing. If Cleveland can score 21 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it should be able to exceed that total in New Orleans. 

Even if we conservatively give the Browns 24 points, the Saints merely need to win for this to go over the total of 49. New Orleans is a huge favorite after scoring 40 points in its home opener and should be in for another stellar offensive performance. 

In an attempt to redeem themselves, the angry Saints will probably be aggressive early. That probably means a big first half from a team that has scored 30-plus points in seven of their last 12 games. And if it doesn’t, it could mean more turnovers leading to shorter fields and easier points for Cleveland. 

Predicted score: Saints 37, Browns 24

Under of the week: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

Total: 44

This total is probably inflated by the Jets scoring 48 points on the road in their opener, but Gang Green looks destined to come back to earth in that respect in Week 2. New York benefited from five Lions turnovers, a special-teams touchdown and another score on defense in Detroit. And it helped that the Lions couldn’t get pressure on rookie Jets quarterback Sam Darnold

Darnold is likely to come back to earth a little bit now that Adam Gase and Matt Burke have had plenty of time to review tape from his first regular-season NFL game. 

The reality is the most sustainable aspect of that Jets’ performance in Detroit was their play on defense. Don’t expect more pick-sixes or another five-takeaway showing, but do expect them to hold them to fewer than the 20 points they scored in their home opener against the Tennessee Titans (the other seven came on a kick return). 

Neither offense is overly reliable, and both defenses have more talent than most of us realize.

Predicted score: Jets 17, Dolphins 10

Good luck, we’re all counting on you. 

Previous results
Last week: 1-1
2018 season: 1-1

Brad Gagnon has covered the NFL since 2007 and is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America, despite the fact he actually lives in Canada. The Toronto-based sports journalist’s work can also be seen at Bleacher Report, CBS Sports, Awful Announcing and The Guardian. He can be found on Twitter @brad_gagnon

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NFL Player Props: Week 2 Thursday Night Football

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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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‘The NFL Handle’: NFL Week 2 Breakdown And Week 1 Reflections, Disappointments

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On The NFL Handle, Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault and veteran bookmaker Robert Walker of USBookmaking dive into select NFL games, line movements

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On The NFL Handle, Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault and veteran bookmaker Robert Walker of USBookmaking dive into select NFL games, line movements and bookmaker liabilities, plus greater sports betting topics and stories that may have nothing to do with football. Walker has seen it all behind the counter and Perrault the same from behind the microphone, so they’ll have you prepared for anything.

NFL Week 2, also known as “overreaction” or “adjustments” week, has arrived. In Week 2 we’ll see an AFC Championship rematch with the Patriots -1.5 at the Jaguars, the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles -3 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — who just beat the Saints outright in New Orleans as a nearly 10-point dogs — and various other lines of interest. How will the Lions and Bills respond after their respective debacles?

Your comments are welcome at @sports_handle. (Link coming for iTunes listeners). Time codes for the episode follow below.


0:35: Reflections on Week 1, the excitement of the first kickoff and how the sportsbook fared.

1:35: “Automatic” plays — a viable strategy? Not all home dogs have the same bite.

7:17: Miami Dolphins +3 at New York Jets — a line that’s bounced around a bit. What should the line actually be and where might it go?

11:30: Los Angeles Chargers -7 at Buffalo Bills — typically it’s elite teams that open as 9 point favorites on the road. Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will start his first game for Buffalo, who will probably have the backing of the “pros.”

14:52: Detroit Lions +6.5 at San Francisco 49ers — both teams coming off disappointing (or extremely disappointing) performances. Line’s moved based on how bad the Lions looked. Early marriage trouble for Matt Patricia and Detroit.

21:00: Cleveland Browns +9  at New Orleans Saints —The Browns, off to their best start since 2004 (0-0-1), visit the Saints, who at least showed up offensively in their Week 1 defensive faceplant.

23:40: Arizona Cardinals +12.5 at Los Angeles Rams — Just how good are the Rams? So far they’re gobbling all the wagers.

26:53: A few words about environment and atmosphere — with a major hurricane, Florence, set to hit the East Coast.

29:10: New England Patriots -1.5 at Jacksonville Jaguars —An AFC Championship rematch.

33:25: New York Giants +3 at Dallas Cowboys — Cowboys are in trouble. Giants are the play.

35:30: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings (off the board): Aaron Rodgers, worth about 6 or 7 points, most likely will play.

38:30: Houston Texans -2 at Tennessee Titans — another quarterback injury question hangs over this AFC South contest with Marcus Mariota (elbow) not a lock to suit up.

41:00: Kansas City Chiefs -4 at Pittsburgh Steelers —  Are the Chiefs really good or the Steelers not so good? Highest total on the board in this game (52.5).

42:45: Indianapolis Colts +6 at Washington Redskins — Who’s willing to lay the six points?

42:50: Favorite play of the weekend! Or at least the most interesting and probably the biggest decision of the week. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are (just) a 3-point favorite on the road against Tampa Bay? Also looking hard at Arizona and perhaps giving the Raiders a second chance.

48:40: Bonus bookmaking question about Canelo vs. GGG Part II and discussion of “open scoring” in boxing.

Have a profitable Week 2, folks. Follow Perrault on Twitter @sportstalkmatt and Walker @robertusfsports.

Thanks for listening and see you back next week, tell a friend, sign up for our newsletter and also check out our Cover City Podcast, featuring sports bettor Eric Rosenthal.

 

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New Jersey Sports Betting Generates $9.2M Revenue on $95.6 Handle In August

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The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Wednesday released its monthly revenue figures, reporting a total handle of $95.6 million and gross revenue of $9.18 million for the sportsbooks across the

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The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Wednesday released its monthly revenue figures, reporting a total handle of $95.6 million and gross revenue of $9.18 million for the sportsbooks across the seven licensed NJ sportsbooks that reported on the month’s operations.  

That’s a hold or win percentage of 9.6. The August report includes for the first time dollars connected to online sports betting, which produced a total of $2.97 million on a $21.7 million handle, or an online hold (win percentage) of roughly 15 percent. The vast majority of both figures are attributable to the DraftKings Sportsbook — meaning DraftKings alone accounted for almost exactly one-third of the monthly revenue.

 

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PlaySugarHouse, Penn National Approved for PA Online Gaming

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved two more online gaming licenses at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. PlaySugarHouse and Penn National Gaming gained approval, bringing the number of qualified entities to have purchased some sort of

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved two more online gaming licenses at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. PlaySugarHouse and Penn National Gaming gained approval, bringing the number of qualified entities to have purchased some sort of iGaming license to 11. The only two Pennsylvania casinos that have not purchased iGaming licenses are The Meadows and Lady Luck Nemacolin.

PlaySugarHouse, owned by Rush Street Gaming, launched an online sports betting app in New Jersey last month, and Penn National, according to PennBets.com, revealed Wednesday that is will use IGT rather than SG Digital to run its online casino in the state. Penn National partners with SG Digital in New Jersey.

Pennsylvania made sports betting legal nearly a year ago and rolled out regulations over the summer. No casinos have been approved for sports betting licenses in the state, but both Penn National and Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment have applied. It’s likely their applications will be on the gaming control board’s agenda for one of the two October meetings (Oct. 3 or Oct. 31). Those licenses come with a $10 million application fee due within 60 days of approval.

 

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Veteran Oddsmaker Explains ‘Integrity Monitoring’ From Sportsbook Perspective

The post Veteran Oddsmaker Explains ‘Integrity Monitoring’ From Sportsbook Perspective appeared first on SportsHandle.

This is the second of a two-part series seeking to answer, “So What the Heck Is ‘Integrity Monitoring’, Anyway?” (Read Part I here.)

Even before the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur

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This is the second of a two-part series seeking to answer, “So What the Heck Is ‘Integrity Monitoring’, Anyway?” (Read Part I here.)

Even before the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May, the NBA and Major League Baseball began lobbying state legislatures for funds to finance “integrity monitoring” measures. Part of the leagues’ claim is that expanded legal wagering will create new, greater obligations for sports leagues. 

But what exactly is “integrity monitoring,” and how are bookmakers perceiving the leagues’ efforts to garner an “integrity fee?” In the first installment of this series, we spoke to Jennifer Roberts, Associate Director of the International Center for Gaming Regulation, a gaming lawyer and adjunct professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas, who teaches such courses as fundamentals of casino operations management.

Here, to get the behind-the-counter perspective, we spoke to Robert Walker, who heads up sportsbook operations for USBookmaking. Walker’s resume also includes nearly 12 years as the director of race and sportsbook operations for MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, and before that served as the race and sportsbook manager for The Stardust.

 

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NFL Week 1 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

NFP presents its weekly list of QB, RB and WR stats in sortable table format.

 

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Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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‘Cover City’: Week 1 Recap With Pro Bettor Christian Pina, Look at Week 2

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who

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Sports Handle is pleased to present Cover City: A Pro and College Football Betting Podcast, hosted by Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports). Rosenthal is a professional sports bettor who focuses on NFL and college football. He has wagered more than $25 million in the last nine years, getting banned from many sportsbooks along the way.

NFL Week 1 is now the books but there’s a lot to absorb from what occurred. We’re seeing some interesting lines compared with the Week 2 lookahead lines.

Joining Rosenthal on Cover City to break it all down is Christian Pina (@ChristianPina), professional sports handicapper for Radar Sharp Edge. Host of Inside Vegas on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network and the Gambling Podcast content editor. Lots of insightful ground to cover in this episode. Time codes for the episode follow below.


0:00: Introduction of Christian Pina, his background, move to Las Vegas and putting his money where his mouth is.

5:00: What’s happening with the spread, how to read it and considering moneyline underdogs.

9:45: Review of Saints vs. Buccaneers — the biggest upset of the week. 

12:47: Pina’s 10-3-3 rule.

13:50: Potential Best Bet for Week 2.

15:00: Review of Cowboys vs. Panthers.

19:45: Review of Patriots vs. Texans.

21:25: Review of Chiefs vs. Chargers. 

27:45: Early look at a teaser for Week 2 

32:00: Christian, who has a DFS background, offers thoughts on capitalizing on the prop market.

43:00: Closing remarks from Pina.

Come back here Thursday for the full NFL Week 2 and a look at the Saturday college football slate. And follow us on Twitter at @ericeports and @sports_handle

 

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22 Go Perfect In SuperContest Week 1 As Consensus Picks Roll

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While you may have been sleeping on the East Coast, the Los Angeles Rams let the Oakland Raiders hang around a while before racking up 23 second half points in a 33-13 beatdown. Favored

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While you may have been sleeping on the East Coast, the Los Angeles Rams let the Oakland Raiders hang around a while before racking up 23 second half points in a 33-13 beatdown. Favored by 4 based on the static SuperContest lines (the line closed around 6), the Rams easily covered after falling behind 13-10 at halftime.

The Rams win gave roughly one-third of the pool a W, according to stats compiled by FantasySuperContest, in a Week 1 in which 22 of the record field of 3,123 Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest entries finished a perfect 5-0 and players picked up a average 2.43 points.

Here’s the against-the-spread record (and other records) for the NFL’s Week 1 (referencing non-static lines as in the SuperContest). Then we’ll get to the SuperContest selections and look closer at the results:

  • Favorites vs Underdogs (ATS): 7-8-1
  • Home vs Away (ATS): 9-6-1
  • Over/Under record: 9-7
  • Straight up underdog wins: 4
 

Read the remainder of the post 22 Go Perfect In SuperContest Week 1 As Consensus Picks Roll on SportsHandle.

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New Jersey Gets Seventh Mobile Betting Option With 888sport’s Launch

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Add the European-based 888 brand to the red hot sports and online gambling market in New Jersey in a move further integrating sports betting with online casino gaming.

888 Holdings is based in Gibraltar and

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Add the European-based 888 brand to the red hot sports and online gambling market in New Jersey in a move further integrating sports betting with online casino gaming.

888 Holdings is based in Gibraltar and listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company announced today (Monday) that it has set up its first 888 sport brand in the New Jersey, clearing the way for growth in other U.S. markets as they become legal.

Continue reading New Jersey Gets Seventh Mobile Betting Option With 888sport’s Launch on SportsHandle.

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Week 1 NFL Picks: Bengals Bite, Vikings’ Might And More

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Week 1 is among the more difficult to handicap every NFL season. From Black Monday in early January through the preseason, every team gets recast with new coaches, coordinators, players

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Week 1 is among the more difficult to handicap every NFL season. From Black Monday in early January through the preseason, every team gets recast with new coaches, coordinators, players come and go, schemes change, and in rare but shocking instances, the moving trucks show up overnight and your city loses the damn team entirely. The point is, year over year, every team is a different product, it’s only a matter of degree.

Since the start of the last NFL season, a lot of things have changed both in the NFL and the US sports betting world, and personally in the Smiley household. Put it all together and I wasn’t sure what would become of this column, which has been a joy of mine in some form for five years.

The NFL changes are mostly pretty standard NFL changes. A lot of things change and some remain the same, apparently now including the Atlanta Falcons’ inability to execute in the red zone.

 

For U.S. sports betting, well, everything has changed. By the end of this year, at least six new states outside Nevada will have legalized sports betting, with retail operations live, with varying level of mobile sport betting accessible. It may be years still before residents of some states have easy access to this Brave New Market  — such as the massive populations of Texas and California — but at least PASPA is gone and the door is now open.

On the personal front… I have always followed a week-to-week process of preparation for the NFL betting slate. It has been thrown into chaos recently. There are new and many responsibilities here at our growing Sports Handle, and more importantly I now have a two-week old son who in the past few days has urinated on my face more than once. Rookie mistake: I’ve learned you don’t leave a male infant’s bottom half uncovered mid-diaper change. I gave the stream a stiff-arm, closed in and let him finish against my open palm, rather than allow a soaking of the carpet or my shirt. He also requires feedings every few hours, which has cut into my sleep reservoir.  This is a Smiley boy, meaning he doesn’t miss a meal. It’s all worth it, of course, but I’m adjusting to a new life (mine and his) every day, and figuring out how to manage and maximize time.

I thought of retiring the Three-Point Stance Report (TPS) in a world where every major and minor publication now has writers making picks and offering gambling breakdowns. Some behind a paywall, others in front. What can Brett Smiley do differently? The answer I determined is just be myself, hopefully turn a few good jokes or phrases, and fall on the right side of 54 percent over the course of this season. Betting on NFL games is my main hobby, so why hang up the column? It’s why Sports Handle was born in the first place.

So the TPS Report marches on. This season we will cover the top five or six NFL games — “top” meaning the ones where I believe I can identify an edge or identify a winning wager, rather than reviewing the entire slate. Let’s get to it: The first NFL Week 1 of the post-PASPA era!


Cincinnati Bengals +2.5 at Indianapolis Colts (Total 48)

I think the Bengals are going to win outright,  but I’ll take the available 2.5 against the semi-trendy pick to bounce back and compete for the AFC South title — the Colts. It’s good to see that franchise QB Andrew Luck’s shoulder is well enough so he can play again in his first regular season game since New Year’s Day in 2017. For reference, that was three weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration. Make of that what you will.

Luck showed some flashes of his old self in the preseason but temper your expectations about out his walk on the comeback trail. Consider these dispatches:

 

 

Capt. Luck is indeed ready but we could feel better about the Colts offense if he wasn’t playing, as ever, behind a mediocre-at-best offensive line that may be without starting left tackle Andrew Castonzo (who has struggled when healthy).

The Tiger men on are going to be bearing down on Luck, while on the other side the Colts see a new-look Bengals offense under coordinator Bill Lazor. A reset Bengals offense with improvements on their offensive line, namely additions of LT Cordy Glenn and 2018 first-rounder Billy Price (Ohio State) at center, will give Andy Dalton time to exploit a young, inexperienced defense, especially at linebacker and in the secondary.  

The pick: Bengals +2.5. 

Get the remaining picks TPS Report: Week 1 NFL Picks: Bengals Bite, Vikings’ Might And More on SportsHandle.

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On the Roto Radar Podcast: NFL DFS, Prop and Game Pick Discussion

NFP is pleased to present the debut episode of On the RotoRadar. In partnership with RotoRadar, the podcast will dig deep into DFS advice with their experts as well as NFL best bets from professional sports bettor, Christian Pina. Pina will analyze which games are getting action

NFP is pleased to present the debut episode of On the RotoRadar. In partnership with RotoRadar, the podcast will dig deep into DFS advice with their experts as well as NFL best bets from professional sports bettor, Christian Pina. Pina will analyze which games are getting action and why, and provide opportunistic spots and angles including prop bets.

DFS analysts and experts include Cash Game Pro Analyst, OnceHarby went an amazing 18-3 last Season. GPP Pro Analyst, FadeToBlack has qualified for three FanDuel Live Finals. Handicapping Pro Analyst and @Ericsports

Time Stamps for Week 1 “On The RotoRadar” Podcast:

  • Intro to Week 1 – 0:00-5:00
  • Thrive Fantasy – 5:00-6:35
  • Game-by-game breakdown – 7:00-1:27:00
  • Cleveland Upset – 34:00
  • Christian’s Handicapping Lock of the Week – 37:00
  • Harby’s Favorite Running Back of Week 1 – 50:30
  • A “Chalky” Ravens Game – 53:40
  • An Unlikely Emerging Workhorse – 1:11:00
  • Why is no-one talking about this guy? – 1:17:00
  • Aaron Rodgers > Tom Brady – 1:22:00
  • Twitter Q & A with the listeners – 1:27:10
  • Final Thoughts on Week 1 – 1:34:00

 

 

 

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Get a Grip: The Week in Sports Betting and Sports: Cowboys Partners With Casino, MS Numbers, And the First NFL Weekend

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It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue

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It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot of ours (two out of three ain’t bad).

Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” rounding up top stories in sports betting and gaming, and the world of sports at large. You may have missed them, and they are worth reading. This is meant to be brief, so that’s it.

In First-of-Its Kind Deal, NFL’s Dallas Cowboys Partners With Oklahoma Casino

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The WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackersville, OK

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has broke new NFL ground after partnering “America’s Team” with a casino business. The Cowboys on Thursday announced a partnership with WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma, owned by the Chickasaw Nation Tribe, according to Reuters. This is the first time a casino has been granted status as an official team partner, and allowed to use a team’s logos and trademarks. The deal was made possible after NFL owners amended their bylaws to allow casinos to obtain official partnerships with NFL teams.

 

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College Football Props: Heisman Trophy Winner

Updated Heisman Trophy odds. 

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is the most prestigious award given in college football in recognizance of performance which best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.

Note: the blue color text indicates player odds that have improved (been bet) since August while red text shows players whose odds have gotten worse.

Updated Heisman Trophy odds. 

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is the most prestigious award given in college football in recognizance of performance which best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.

Note: the blue color text indicates player odds that have improved (been bet) since August while red text shows players whose odds have gotten worse.


Data provided by Bovada

Martin is a data analyst that has been applauded for his ability to make the complex simple. He grew up on a farm in northern Vermont and spent his summers helping his mom lead llama treks at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Martin graduated from University of Vermont with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he left Vermont to work for an educational nonprofit called City Year for two years, and followed that up by attending the data science immersive program at Galvanize in Denver. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and spends his free time playing football and soccer.

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Cowboys say they have NFL’s 1st sponsorship deal with casino

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys say they are the first NFL team to have a sponsorship agreement with a casino.

The deal with WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma was announced Thursday. League owners voted recently to allow clubs to strike such deals. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he's "excited

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys say they are the first NFL team to have a sponsorship agreement with a casino.

The deal with WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma was announced Thursday. League owners voted recently to allow clubs to strike such deals. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he’s “excited about the future of gaming as it relates to the NFL.”

In May, the Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting by striking down a 1992 federal law that effectively banned sports betting in most states.

Jones said the NFL’s efforts to sort out the high court’s ruling could be “months, years in the making.” He said he was excited to be “standing here that we don’t have to wait years in the making.”

The league will soon have a team in Las Vegas with the Oakland Raiders set to move.

WinStar is near the Texas-Oklahoma state line about 70 miles north of Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, a suburb north of Dallas.

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Mississippi Sportsbooks Generate $9.8 Million Handle In First Month of Sports Betting

Licensed Mississippi sportsbooks generated $9.8 million in total handle during the state’s first full month of sports betting, Aug. 1-Sept. 3, according to Mississippi Gaming Commission executive director Allen Godfrey.

Following Delaware and New Jersey, the Magnolia State became the third to have properties accept legal wagers since the Professional and Amateur Sports

Licensed Mississippi sportsbooks generated $9.8 million in total handle during the state’s first full month of sports betting, Aug. 1-Sept. 3, according to Mississippi Gaming Commission executive director Allen Godfrey.

Following Delaware and New Jersey, the Magnolia State became the third to have properties accept legal wagers since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was struck down in May. PASPA had banned every state but Nevada from allowing full-fledged sports wagering. Delaware’s three sportsbooks took in a  $8.2 million total wagers in its first full month (June 25-July 29) while New Jersey’s four sportsbooks (at the time) produced a handle of $40.6 million for its first full month (July 1-31).

Figures on the hold or respective handle at each property was not available Thursday, nor was tax revenue information, but Mississippi taxes its sportsbooks a total of 12 percent — 8 percent state and 4 percent local — which mirrors every other gaming tax in the state.

20 Sportsbooks Are Now Open for MS Sports Betting, As Magnolia State Reports First Month’s Handle

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The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino(Beautiful Coast) in Biloxi

Both Delaware and New Jersey are using cash accounting systems, where futures bets are included in handle, while Mississippi is using an accrual system, like Nevada does, and futures bets are held out of the total.

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NFL Team Props: Current Odds to Make the Playoffs

Will the Arizona Cardinals make the playoffs?

Yes +450 (9/2)

No  -650 (2/13)

Will the Atlanta Falcons make the playoffs?

Yes  -145 (20/29)

No +115 (23/20)

Will the Baltimore Ravens make the playoffs?

Yes +130 (13/10)

No  EVEN (1/1)

Will the Buffalo Bills make the playoffs?

Yes +550 (11/2)

No -900 (1/9)

Will the Carolina

Will the Arizona Cardinals make the playoffs?

Yes +450 (9/2)

No  -650 (2/13)

Will the Atlanta Falcons make the playoffs?

Yes  -145 (20/29)

No +115 (23/20)

Will the Baltimore Ravens make the playoffs?

Yes +130 (13/10)

No  EVEN (1/1)

Will the Buffalo Bills make the playoffs?

Yes +550 (11/2)

No -900 (1/9)

Will the Carolina Panthers make the playoffs?

Yes +130 (13/10)

No -160 (5/8)

Will the Chicago Bears make the playoffs?

Yes +300 (3/1)

No  -400 (1/4)

Will the Cincinnati Bengals make the playoffs?

Yes +325 (13/4)

No -450 (2/9)

Will the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs?

Yes +350 (7/2)

No -500 (1/5)

Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs?

Yes +150 (3/2)

No -180 (5/9)

Will the Denver Broncos make the playoffs?

Yes +240 (12/5)

No -300 (1/3)

Will the Detroit Lions make the playoffs?

Yes +240 (12/5)

No  -300 (1/3)

Will the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs?

Yes -200 (1/2)

No +160 (8/5)

Will the Houston Texans make the playoffs?

Yes -130 (10/13)

No   EVEN (1/1)

Will the Indianapolis Colts make the playoffs?

Yes +240 (12/5)

No -300 (1/3)

Will the Jacksonville Jaguars make the playoffs?

Yes  -140 (5/7)

No  +110 (11/10)

Will the Kansas City Chiefs make the playoffs?

Yes +120 (6/5)

No -150 (2/3)

Will the Los Angeles Chargers make the playoffs?

Yes -150 (2/3)

No +120 (6/5)

Will the Los Angeles Rams make the playoffs?

Yes  -220 (5/11)

No  +180 (9/5)

Will the Miami Dolphins make the playoffs?

Yes +375 (15/4)

No  -550 (2/11)

Will the Minnesota Vikings make the playoffs?

Yes -230 (10/23)

No +190 (19/10)

Will the New England Patriots make the playoffs?

Yes -1100 (1/11)

No +625 (25/4)

Will the New Orleans Saints make the playoffs?

Yes  -165 (20/33)

No  +135 (27/20)

Will the New York Giants make the playoffs?

Yes +350 (7/2) +300 (3/1)

No -500 (1/5) -400 (1/4)

Will the New York Jets make the playoffs?

Yes +500 (5/1)

No  -800 (1/8)

Will the Oakland Raiders make the playoffs?

Yes +200 (2/1)

No  -260 (5/13)

Will the Philadelphia Eagles make the playoffs?

Yes  -260 (5/13)

No  +200 (2/1)

Will the Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs?

Yes  -400 (1/4)

No  +300 (3/1)

Will the San Francisco 49ers make the playoffs?

Yes  +150 (3/2)

No   -180 (5/9)

7Will the Seattle Seahawks make the playoffs?

Yes +250 (3/2)

No -325 (4/13)

Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the playoffs?

Yes +375 (15/4)

No -550 (2/11)

Will the Tennessee Titans make the playoffs?

Yes  +150 (3/2)

No  -180 (5/9)

Will the Washington Redskins make the playoffs?

Yes  +325 (13/4)

No   -450 (2/9)

Data provided by Bovada.

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Introducing ‘The NFL Handle’: An NFL Betting Podcast Featuring Robert Walker And Matt Perrault

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Sports Handle is pleased to present the debut episode of The NFL Handle. This NFL betting podcast pairs together Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault with veteran bookmaker Robert Walker,

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Sports Handle is pleased to present the debut episode of The NFL Handle. This NFL betting podcast pairs together Las Vegas-based sports talk voice Matt Perrault with veteran bookmaker Robert Walker, now of USBookmaking, formerly of Resorts World, MGM Mirage and “numerous other books that were glad to see me go,” he says on Twitter. Perrault is also host of Pushing The Odds on SB Nation Radio.

On the The NFL Handle, Perrault and Walker will dive into select NFL games, line movements and bookmaker liabilities, plus greater sports betting topics and stories that may have nothing to do with football. Walker has seen it all behind the counter and Perrault the same from behind the microphone, so they’ll have you prepared for anything.

Your comments are welcome at @sports_handle. (Link coming for iTunes listeners). Time codes for the episode follow below.



0:30: Introducing Walker and to a lesser extent, Perrault. Thoughts on a new era of sports betting in the U.S., potential federal involvement, and a welcome to the NFL season.

19:50: The NFL slate, beginning with Falcons +1 at Eagles (line has now moved to ATL -1 in some shops). On Nick Foles and the challenge of repeating as champion.

28:10: Jimmy G and the 49ers +6.5 at Vikings in Kirk Cousins’ debut in Minnesota.

32:57: Pittsburgh Steelers -4 at the Cleveland Browns of Hard Knocks.

40:30: New York Jets +6.5 at Detroit Lions (and a total that’s ticked down).

42:40: Los Angeles Rams -4 at Oakland Raiders.

49:10: Some final thoughts: Are certain games more attractive situationally? Not all home dogs are created equal.


Have a profitable Week 1, folks. Thanks for listening and see you back next week, tell a friend, sign up for our newsletter and also check out the Cover City Podcast, featuring sports bettor Eric Rosenthal.

 

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