The Westgate opened the Dodgers at 103½ wins and William Hill at 104½ — which ties the 1999 Yankees for the highest total since 1990, according to sportsoddshistory.com.
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LeBron James, at age 36 and in his 18th season, has played in all 26 games for the Los Angeles Lakers and appears to be on a mission to win his fifth NBA MVP award.
Perhaps more improbable than Tom Brady leaving New England after 20 years and leading Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl title in his first season there was the manner in which the Buccaneers beat the Chiefs.
William Hill released 1,218 ways to bet on the Super Bowl at 2 p.m. Thursday, and the video wall at the Westgate lit up at 7 p.m. sharp with more than 1,000 wagering options.
Kicking is for losers. That’s a favorite saying of Westgate sportsbook director John Murray, and it was never more true than on the NFL’s conference championship Sunday.
Based on numbers, Tom Brady wins 2020 and the debate against Bill Belichick over who won the “divorce.” But Las Vegas bookmakers and bettors were split in their opinions.
Kansas City is a 3-point home favorite over Buffalo in the AFC title game and Green Bay is -4 over Tampa Bay in the NFC championship game at Lambeau Field.
New Orleans will try to top Tampa Bay for the third time this season on Sunday after rolling to routs of 34-23 and 38-3 in the regular season.
Bettors at BetMGM won big Sunday on the Saints, Ravens and Browns, with a $500,000 winner on Cleveland, a $200,000 winner on Baltimore and two wagers winning $360,000 on New Orleans.
If the poker pros who won the Westgate SuperContest were to go all-in on one of the six wild-card games, they said their best bet would be the Bills (-6½) over the Colts.
Favorites won 14 of 16 games as bettors cashed in on countless money-line parlays and teasers and dealt the books a rare losing day in Week 17 of the season.
Clemson, which crushed Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC title game, has been a cover machine in big games under Swinney, going 14-3 ATS in ACC championships, bowls and CFP games.
The Jets and Bengals pulled off outright upsets for the second straight week while the Chiefs won but didn’t cover for the seventh consecutive week.
Sixteen Circa Survivor contestants who selected the Rams saw their season-long quest for the $1.39 million prize come to a stunning end after the Jets’ 23-20 win.