|Sports books seeing lots of Seattle action.|
“The Vikings are going to be key for us,” said South Point sports book director Bert Osborne, "because we’re loaded with action on the Seattle side, not so much on straight bets because we took some large money at +6 with Minnesota, but from parlays and teasers. We’re seeing our parlays being bet at about an 8-to-1 ratio on the Seahawks.”
There’s a variety of numbers to choose from around town with a low of Seattle -4.5 at MGM Resorts to a high of -5.5 The Wynn. The South Point, Station Casinos and CG Technologies are all at -5.
“We are going to be rooting hard for the Vikings,” said CG Technology VP of risk management Jason Simbal. “We’ve taken both sharp and public action with Seattle so it will be a big decision.”
Another angle Simbal has a rooting interest in with Minnesota is conference and Super Bowl futures. CG books don’t want Seattle to win it all because of risk while one of their biggest wins would come from another NFC team.
“We win really big to the Panthers in futures so ideally we want them to avoid Seattle next week and play either Green Bay or Washington.”