49ers touchdown saving tackle cost bettors $72 Million!
An estimated $100 million was bet worldwide on the Cowboys/49ers game, with an estimated 86% of that action on Dallas. In OT, a Cowboys receiver was caught from behind and tackled on the one-yard line - leading to a game winning field goal. If a TD had been scored, the Cowboys as a 3-point favorite would have cashed for bettors. Instead, all monies were returned on a tie (called a “push). So, an ultimately meaningless shoe-string tackle resulted in bettors winning $0 instead of an estimated $72 million!
$100 would have won $76,400 on Auburn
If you had risked $100 on Auburn to win the first game of their 17-game win streak, and then let the money ride for all 17 wins, you would have won $76,400!
Lions favored for first time ever at Minnesota!
Detroit is a 3.5-point favorite at Minnesota next Sunday. With reliable data available back to 1990, this is the first time in 20+ years that Detroit has been favored over Minnesota in a game played in Minnesota. Additionally, it is the first time this century Detroit is favored by a field goal or more on the road.
Colts biggest home underdog of Peyton Manning Era!
Colts are an 11-point underdog to visiting Pittsburgh. Never have the Colts been more than a touchdown underdog at home since Manning entered the league in 1998. Only twice since 2000 (including this past week vs. Browns) have the Indianapolis Colts been home underdogs of any size in any game they intended to play their starters
Other Noteworthy NFL Lines:
Patriots -9 at Bills
Saints -4 hosting Texans
Chargers -15 hosting Chiefs
Packers -3.5 at Bears
Noteworthy college football lines:
Alabama -12.5 hosting Arkansas
LSU -5 at West Virginia
Notre Dame -6 at Pitt
Texas A&M -4 hosting Oklahoma State
Arizona State -3 hosting USC
Public suffers ALL-TIME historic loss on Baltimore Ravens.
Chris Andrews, assistant director of Cal-Neva sportsbooks, says that Baltimore received more individual bets than any team EVER! Yes, largest bet NFL team during a single week in history. This accounting counts parlays and teasers, and exceeded even teams playing in the Super Bowl.
72% of NFL games OVER the posted total.
Week Two: 9 games scored more points than projected, 5 less, and 1 tied. Week One: 12 over, 3 under, 1 tie. Season totals: 21 over, 8 under, 1 tie (72%).