|Dave Tuley’s ATS report on the college football national championship . . .
No. 2 Clemson routs No. 1 Alabama 44-16: View From Vegas is the Tigers did it after closing as 5.5-point underdogs & +190 on money line (went Over closing total of 57).
VSiN betting recap (line movements, prop results, stats) is here.
Book report . . .
Covers’ Patrick Everson, who reported from around town for last night’s BetCast, uncovered these golden nuggets:
One MGM patron bet $445K on Clemson over four wagers — $120K at +6 (-120), $125K +6 (-125). $100K moneyline +160. $100K first half +3.
The MGM had a $220K moneyline bet on Alabama on Monday. William Hill had a $220K play on Alabama -5 and a $200K moneyline wager on Clemson at +190.
The Westgate SuperBook had well into 7 figures in total action on the title game — and close to six figures with just in-game action.
(Not to ignore the NFL: the MGM got a $350K Saints moneyline bet at -350, to win $100K, and a $100K Eagles moneyline bet at +320, to win $320K.)
Wait till next year . . .
During the game, the Westgate SuperBook posted odds to be the 2020 College Football National Championship Game winner:
Ohio St 10/1
By game’s end
Ohio St 12/1
Here is the full list of odds as they opened (the above odds are updated)
Seen & Heard on VSiN
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Mitch & Pauly share some hard-to-believe numbers on NHL first-period totals. Postscript: The Blackhawks and Oilers were tied at 1 after the first period, and Edmonton went on to win 4-3.
Gill Alexander has a theory about the emergence of underdogs in the NFL playoffs.
Early Odds podcast: Joe Ostrowski and The Golden Nugget’s Aaron Kessler try and fail miserably to make it a painless Bears post mortem. The NFL playoffs start out on a positive note for sports books with dogs covering and vital futures getting eliminated. The guys also look at the four Divisional Round matchups and the National Championship game.
Contest corner . . .
Don’t forget: The DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship will be held Friday-Sunday in New Jersey. $1M is guaranteed to the winner. Details here. Among the competitors: VSiN’s own Gill Alexander and perennial SuperContest contender James Salinas.
In case you missed it: Over the weekend, Westgate SuperContest honcho Jay Kornegay announced that entries for the 2019 competition will open March 1 (instead of July 1).