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Chiefs, Rams open as title game favorites

The Kansas City Chiefs opened as touchdown favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game, after a wild playoff weekend filled with dramatic disruption. The Chiefs survived the Buffalo Bills in a back-and-forth thriller Sunday night to earn a spot in the AFC Championship Game for a fourth season in a row. Caesars […]

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150 mio. USD betting with NY sportsbooks in the first weekend

New York sportsbooks took $ 150 million in bets from more than 650,000 accounts during the first weekend of the state’s online market, according to figures released Tuesday by government officials. Four sportsbooks – Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive (BetRivers) – launched their mobile apps on January 8 in New York, and a […]

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Notable bets: Packers, Chiefs, Titans open as favorites in the division round

The Green Bay Packers opened as the 4.5-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers at Caesars Sportsbook for their NFC division-round matchup next Saturday night at Lambeau Field. The line was ticked up to the Packers -5.5 Sunday night by some books. The Packers beat the 49ers 30-28 in Week 3 of San Francisco, with […]

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We asked 15 NFL analysts for a playoff prediction: Super Bowl challenger, upset election, more

7 AM ET ESPN staff It’s playoff time in the NFL, and 14 teams all have a chance to win the Super Bowl LVI. It begins this weekend with six wild-card games before the winners join the Packers and Titans in the division round next weekend. Anything can happen in the NFL playoffs. Just ask […]

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NFL wild-card betting: Tom Brady’s story against NFC East

In the regular season, underdogs (53%) and unders (52%) were both profitable. Recently over the wild-card weekend, both have been successful. Underdogs are 15-3 ATS in wild card games over the last four seasons, and since the division reorganization in 2002, unders have come through 60% of the time. This weekend features probably the biggest […]

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NFL Betting Market Watch: Week 18 brings big line moves

With varying degrees of motivation in week 18, several games have seen significant line movement. The points spreads on the Chiefs-Broncos, Packers-Lions, Colts-Jaguars and Panthers-Buccaneers had each moved six or more points from the previous week’s issue from Wednesday. • The Chiefs went from 3-point to 10-point favorites over the Broncos in one of the […]

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NFL Week 17 betting nuggets: Can Jacksonville shock again as a double-digit underdog?

Since the calendar turned to December, double-digit favorites have dominated against the spread, going at 12-4-1 ATS, including 4-1 ATS last week. But when big favorites have failed to cover, they have often lost directly, including the Los Angeles Chargers last week to the Houston Texans. Eight double-digit underdogs have now won live this season, […]

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Remarkable bets: 21 wild bets from 2021

As we enter the final week of 2021, let’s review some of the clever, wild, and downright weird efforts that stood out this year. We begin in Carteret, New Jersey, where a 64-year-old ram sweated what could be the biggest win of his betting career. 1. In the history of Caesars Sportsbook, 112 25-legged parlays […]

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Sportsbooks are crawling while COVID is changing the NFL lines

Point spreads have moved dramatically this week amid the rise in COVID-19 infections in the NFL, prompting some sportsbooks to stop betting on the most affected games. As of Friday morning, the Cleveland Browns, Washington Football Team and Los Angeles Rams each had more than a dozen players on the COVID-19 / reserve list. Cleveland […]

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NFL betting market watch: Browns go from favorites to ‘dogs

The rise in COVID-19 incidents in the NFL this week has caused some significant line moves and caused some sportsbooks to stop betting on affected games. Caesars Sportsbook briefly took the Raiders-Browns game off the board on Wednesday, following the news that Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield had tested positive for COVID-19. Mayfield is among 14 […]

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