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View From Vegas on MNF and Week 8
Patriots beat Bills 25-6 on MNF: View From Vegas is the Pats also covered as 14-point road favorites (1st team to close as double-digit road fave this season) thanks to a pick-6. (Total stayed Under 44.5.)
Favorites went 8-6 ATS in Week 8, home underdogs were 2-4 ATS, Unders 8-5-1.
For the season, dogs still lead 63-54-2 ATS (53.8%) with 2 pick em games not included, home dogs drop to 23-17 ATS (57.5%), Unders take lead from Overs at 61-59-1.
ESPN’s David Purdum, frequent VSiN guest, asks: “Is the betting public getting sharper?”
Odds are against it, but for a second straight Sunday, the Joes held their own with the Pros, delivering another jolt to the hard-luck sportsbooks, which can’t ever seem to catch a break.
Full story here.
Here is one bettor who was glad to see the Rams’ Todd Gurley kill the clock vs. the Packers.
The bettor bet $25,000 on a five-leg parlay on the William Hill app and netted $533,055 when the Packers covered.
Say, why did the Packers’ Ty Montgomery run the ball out of the endzone? Michael Silver of NFL.com tracked down the answer.
In the SuperContest, Personal Gourmet & @Pigskin_Junkies will split the $15,000 "1st Half Bonus" for being co-leaders at 32-8 (80%) after Week 8. both went 5-0 this week but Personal Gourmet was in clubhouse while P_J needed NE -13.5 on MNF.
In SuperContest Gold, there’s a four-way tie at 26.5 points with Sarahi Miller, JRich, Danny Polo 1 & Champion Iceman 2 (Sarahi Miller could’ve regained lead with BUF +13.5 but lost).
We’ll release the official standings today at noon Pacific on The Edge. You can find everything about the SuperContest here.
NBA news you can use
How to wager on the Cavs now that Tyronn Lue is gone — Jeff Fogle has the advice in his tip of the day for the NY Post.
(No word from Jeff on whether he has started writing the "How to wager on the Browns now that Hue Jackson is gone.)
Klay Thompson set the NBA record with 14 3-pointers against the Bulls. He needed only 24 shots in 26 minutes and 33 seconds as the Warriors won 149-124. I like this tweet from the Warriors pr staff. It’s just the boxscore.
Sports betting history continues to be made
The NHL announced that MGM Resorts will become its official sports betting partner in a multiyear marketing and data agreement. Details here.
Seen & Heard on VSiN
Early Odds podcast with Joe Ostrowski: Gurley controversy, tight division races, 2019 World Series futures/free agency, Notre Dame-Northwestern, early college basketball longshots, and a Week 9 preview ALL in this jam-packed the new Early Odds with The Golden Nugget’s Aaron Kessler.
South Point sports book superviser Tim Fitzgerald has an update for Mitch and Pauly on Follow The Money on the Duffel Bag Bettor and his strange ways.
On Monday’s A Numbers Game, Gill Alexander admits that he doesn’t blindly follow his numbers
Here’s the first hour of My Guys in the Desert with Brent, Vinny and Josh Towers.
Breeders’ Cup Week: Draw doesn’t favor favorites
Accelerate drew the 14 post in the 14-horse $6 million Classic. It’s not as if the post can’t be overcome, it just means the horse has to run a farther distance trying to get to the rail. Friend of VSiN (and me) John Cherwa has more.
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