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Dave Tuley’s ATS report on Championship Saturday . . .
View From Vegas of Championship Saturday: Favorites won 6 of the conference title games with UAB and Fresno State pulling the only outright upsets, but faves were just 4-4 ATS with Alabama & Appalachian State not covering in their wins, Over/Unders also 4-4.
No. 1 Alabama rallies to beat No. 4 Georgia 35-28 in SEC Championship Game: Georgia covered as 11.5-point underdogs but fell short for money-line backers of around +375 (went Over total of 62 on Jalen Hurts’ go-ahead 15-yard TD run with 1:04 to play).
No. 2 Clemson routs Pittsburgh 42-10 in ACC Championship Game: The Tigers also covered as 28-point favorites, game stayed Under 53.
No. 6 Ohio St. beats Northwestern 45-24 in Big Ten Championship Game: The Buckeyes also covered after being bet up to 16.5-point favorites (went Over betting total of 63 on OSU’s spread-covering TD)
No. 5 Oklahoma beats No. 14 Texas 39-27 in Big 12 Championship Game: View From Vegas is the Sooners also covered as 9.5-point favorites. Game stayed Under the high Over/Under of 80.5 points.
No. 8 Central Florida rallies to beat Memphis 56-41 in AAC Championship Game to stay undefeated: View From Vegas is they also covered after closing as 1-point home favorites (went Over betting total of 64.5 points).
So Who’s No. 4? Oklahoma? Georgia? Ohio State?
Westgate SuperBook’s Jay Kornegay posted these lines on Twitter:
Georgia – 7 vs. Notre Dame
Ohio State -1 vs. Notre Dame
Oklahoma -3.5 vs. Notre Dame
The College Football Playoff Selection Show announcement will be at noon ET today on ESPN, but we’ll have plenty of discussion about it with Michael Lombardi and Jonathan Von Tobel on Betting Across America starting at 10 a.m. ET from the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City.
NFL Week 13
If you use the SuperContest consensus picks and leaders as your guide (to favor or fade), here you go:
SuperContest Top 5 Most-Selected Teams (2-3 for 3 weeks in a row, 32-28, 53.3%) are IND -4, PIT -3.5, ATL -1, NYG +5.5, NE -5; SuperContest Gold Top 5 (4-1 last week, 34-21-5, 61.8%) has same Top 4 in different order (ATL, NYG, PIT, IND) plus MIN +5 (vs. Classic #5 NE).
SuperContest leader @Pigskin_Junkies (45-15, 75%) has HOU -5.5 vs. CLE, BUF +4.5 at MIA, CIN +4.5 vs. DEN, LAR -9.5 at DET, SEA -9.5 vs. SF; SuperContest Gold leader Hammer 3 (40-19-1, 67.8%) has NO -7 (LOSS, so drops to 40-20-1), HOU -5.5, LAR -9.5, MIN +5, PIT -3.5.
Complete list of consensus picks and every selection by every team in the Classic and Gold contests here.
MGM took a $330,000 bet on the Falcons -2.5 vs. the visiting Ravens, ESPN’s David Purdum reported.
There also was a surprising amount of money bet on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury fight in Los Angeles. The books needed Fury