Monday, December 14, 2009

Bettors Strike Back at Las Vegas Sports Books

by Micah Roberts

After going over a month straight of getting pounded by the Sportsbooks, the bettors struck back with a big Week 14 in the NFL. The win was fueled by the favorites going 10-4 Sunday where only two underdogs won straight up. Of the two 'dogs that won, Miami and San Diego, both were short numbers that garnered public support and didn‘t really help the books.

The only contest that the public truly lost on the day was the Saints winning by three as 10-point favorites against the Falcons. The other underdog that won but didn’t cover was the Patriots winning by 10 but not covering the spread (12.5). Late Panther money had come in pushing the spread down from 13.5.

The greatest sign of the knowing the public doing well was watching the rush to the local books by all the season contest players of Station Casinos Great Giveaway and Coast Resorts Pick the Pro’s. Hundreds of folks came rushing to the counters asking for results before the late games were even over stating that they had perfect cards in the no-points contests.

The old trend that was good for the first seven weeks of the season of picking on bad teams held true in Week 14. Betting against the Buccaneers, Raiders, Lions, Chiefs, and Rams was a winning proposition. The results went 5-0 with parlay payouts of 20/1 odds.

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  1. Hi Micah - Im still alive in that huge survivor pool...76 left now out of 8377!

    i still have to pick 2 games a week...i have 7 teams left (hou,jax,cle,kc,oak,tb,stl) - just about everyone has 5 bad teams left (cle,kc,oak,tb,stl)..

    so for week going houston over STL...for my 2nd game i have to choose between kc and cleveland...what are your thoughts on this barn burner? who would you go with


  2. I may lean towards KC at home. Good Luck, I hope you win it!