Lions scorching towards the unfold; Sportsbooks win due to Jets late discipline purpose

There was just one notable recreation on the faculty soccer odds board over the weekend, the annual Military-Navy showdown. However even with only one recreation, there was noteworthy betting information. We may have extra on that recreation in a bit.

The NFL Week 14 odds market offered loads of moments, too. Fast: Over the previous six weeks, who’s the very best NFL group towards the unfold?

Your reply is developing as we recap the soccer betting weekend that was.

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Lions are legit contenders after upsetting Vikings

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Hear Them Roar

Once you consider groups that may make you cash, the Detroit Lions most likely don’t instantly spring to thoughts. However maybe they need to.

Regardless that Detroit was simply 5-7 getting into its recreation towards the 10-2 Minnesota Vikings, oddsmakers had the Lions as 2.5-point dwelling favorites. Jared Goff & Co. then proved the oddsmakers right, with Detroit profitable 31-23.

The Lions are 5-1 straight up (SU) and an ideal 6-0 towards the unfold (ATS) of their final six video games. And whereas BetMGM wished the Lions to win, the sportsbook wished that victory to return by the slimmest attainable margin.

“We have a one-point gap in our favor. We want the Lions to win by one,” BetMGM vp of buying and selling Jason Scott stated pregame. “There’s money for the Lions spread and the Vikings moneyline.”

In order that was an L for the e-book and a comparatively straightforward cowl for Detroit bettors.

Dallas Nearly Downed

The Cowboys have been 17.5-point dwelling favorites towards the Houston Texans, the most important level unfold of the season within the NFL. But Dallas bought all it may deal with earlier than scoring a final-minute landing to flee with a 27-23 victory.

It was virtually an ideal confluence of occasions for bookmakers.

“That last Cowboys drive cost us,” Scott stated, noting a Texans upset would’ve been large. “It would have demolished moneyline parlays.”

As an alternative, bettors who had Dallas on their moneyline parlay tickets lived on.

“That would’ve knocked out quite a bit of moneyline parlay liability,” South Level sportsbook director Chris Andrews stated. “That last touchdown hurt us. We had a lot of Dallas moneyline parlays. It was like a free bet.”

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Run the Cowl Play

In case you guess the New York Jets +9.5 on the street towards the Buffalo Payments, then you definitely have been over the moon with coach Robert Saleh’s late-game decision-making. Trailing 20-9 with 1:18 remaining and going through fourth-and-1 on the Payments’ 9-yard line, the Jets opted to kick the sphere purpose.

It didn’t cease Buffalo from profitable 20-12. But it surely did enable the Jets to cowl the unfold. With the Payments drawing their typical heavy help from public/leisure bettors, The SuperBook was simply fantastic with Saleh’s resolution.

“We won a decent amount on the Jets-Bills game,” SuperBook senior danger supervisor Casey Degnon stated. “That Jets field goal definitely helped us a lot.”

Up-and-Down Day

WynnBet senior dealer Chris Youn echoed what many oddsmakers needed to say concerning the NFL Week 14 outcomes. Books typically had a profitable day, however a modest one – so at the very least a few of us of us on this facet of the counter cashed some tickets.

“Today was a small winning day. We had a lot of key moneyline decisions, with the 49ers, Ravens and Panthers against their respective opponents,” Youn stated, noting the e-book bought W’s from every of these groups. “But we did lose to the spread in all three of those games. It was just one of those days where we had a bunch of small winners and not too many losing games.”

San Francisco (-3.5) worn out visiting Tampa Bay 35-7, Baltimore (+1.5) edged host Pittsburgh 16-14, and Carolina (+3.5) stopped Seattle 30-24.

Sharp Surge Brief-Circuited

On Sunday morning, forward of the Cleveland Browns-Cincinnati Bengals conflict, there was an enormous push of sharp cash on the street underdog Browns. The Bengals dropped from -5.5 to -4 in brief order, however Scott stated BetMGM nonetheless wanted the Browns, with loads of public cash on the Bengals.

Nonetheless, on the South Level on the south finish of Las Vegas Boulevard, that late sharp-money surge had the e-book in a foul spot with Cleveland. Cincinnati received 23-10 to cowl the quantity simply.

“The Bengals result was really good,” Andrews stated. “There was big, big steam on the Browns, sharp guys on the Browns.”

Added WynnBet’s Youn: “The Bengals covering was a great result, as we had 3/1 tickets on Cincinnati, but the big money was on the Browns spread.”

Again to College

It was a service academy Saturday in faculty soccer, with Military going through Navy at Lincoln Monetary Subject in Philadelphia. The story on this recreation was all concerning the whole: Within the 16 earlier Military-Navy video games, the Underneath hit each time, a preposterous 16-0 run.

Oddsmakers actually took discover. The overall closed at a tidy 32.5 as the sport kicked off, and positive sufficient, the Black Knights and Midshipmen performed a grind-it-out recreation through which the Underneath was completely the fitting facet.

Except the 2 groups went to additional time. 

Which they did, with the sport tied at 20 after 4 quarters. As many oddsmakers and bettors will let you know, additional time is the place Unders go to die, apparently, even in Military-Navy video games.

Within the first OT, the 2 groups exchanged touchdowns to stay knotted at 17, lastly bringing the Underneath streak to an finish. Military went on to win 20-17 in double OT as a 2.5-point underdog.

I Like Massive Bets and I Can’t Lie

Caesars Sports activities stories big-money wagers each week, and NFL Week 14 odds have been no much less enticing to high-rollers. It was proper out of the gate, too, with one buyer plopping $110,000 on the Rams +7 (-120) on the Thursday night time recreation towards the visiting Raiders.

Los Angeles appeared achieved, going through a 16-3 fourth-quarter deficit. However Baker Mayfield – Baker Mayfield? – led two lengthy TD drives, together with a 98-yarder in 95 seconds that gave the Rams a stunning 17-16 win. Not that the massive bettor wanted the outright victory, however the wager was a winner, nonetheless.

Different #MajorWager motion:

  • Two $150,000 Vikings +3.5 (-150) performs at Lions (loss)
  • $110,000 Vikings-Lions Underneath 52.5 (loss)
  • Two $110,000 Payments -9.5 bets vs. Jets (loss)
  • $110,000 Bucs +3.5 at 49ers (loss)
  • $110,000 Cowboys -16 vs. Texans (loss)
  • $110,000 Chargers +3.5 (-115) vs. Dolphins (win)

The bookmaker bought the very best of the bettors in that tranche of wagers. So it’s a superb time to remind: By no means guess greater than you may afford to lose. #ChilisMoney bets suited me simply fantastic this weekend: Military-Navy Over (which I totally didn’t need to win) and Chargers moneyline vs. Dolphins. Let’s eat!

Patrick Everson is a sports activities betting analyst for FOX Sports activities and senior reporter for He’s a distinguished journalist within the nationwide sports activities betting house. He’s primarily based in Las Vegas, the place he enjoys {golfing} in 110-degree warmth. Observe him on Twitter: @PatrickE_Vegas.

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