The vast majority of money wagered on the NFL is placed on the day of the games. But Las Vegas sportsbooks already have taken a bevy of sharp bets on all four playoff games.
Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Review-Journal. Prior to taking over that beat in January 2017, he covered UNLV football, 51s baseball and a wide range of other events that come to Las Vegas. A native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Dewey joined the Review-Journal in 1999 and was the 2013 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year.
Hank Goldberg has made a career out of trying to beat the odds, most notably as a longtime horse racing analyst and NFL reporter and prognosticator for ESPN.
For the second time in four months, a “Jeopardy!” contestant has surpassed Las Vegas pro sports bettor James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak on the popular quiz show.
Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale has lost $12.1 million in wagers since last year’s Super Bowl, when he won $2.7 million on Tampa Bay to snap a losing streak.
The Cowboys led the NFL with a 13-4 ATS record in the regular season, but they failed to deliver in the playoffs, losing 23-17 to the 49ers on Sunday as 3½-point home favorites.
Former New England receiver Julian Edelman could have gotten better odds on the Patriots to win the AFC and the Buccaneers to win the NFC by betting Super Bowl exactas.
The shortest odds are 11-1 on the Green Bay Packers beating the Kansas City Chiefs and 12-1 on the Chiefs defeating the Packers.
The Cincinnati Bengals are consensus 5½-point home favorites over the Raiders in Saturday’s wild-card game. The total is 49, and the Raiders are 2-1 on the money line.
Tony Gordon, a stay-at-home dad from Atascadero, California, went 63-27 ATS (70 percent) to win the Circa Sports Million pro football contest and $1 million prize.
The Curses of the Bambino and Billy Goat have been broken. But some believe the Curse of Bo Jackson continues to haunt the Cincinnati Bengals.
Review-Journal sports betting reporters Jim Barnes and Todd Dewey posted their best college and pro football bets during the NFL regular season.
Westgate SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay went 51-37-2 ATS (58 percent) to top RJ betting columnist Todd Dewey, who finished 50-39-1 ATS (56 percent).
Amy Schneider of Oakland, California, has won 28 games and on Friday became the first woman in the show’s history to earn more than $1 million in nontournament play.
Houston furniture store owner Jim McIngvale has a total of $2.7 million riding at Caesars Sportsbook to win $3.2 million on Alabama to beat Georgia in the CFP title game.