Sportsbooks win big in Week 8 as Chiefs, 49ers lose; bettors cash on Colorado-ZoomTech News

Because the previous three weeks have proven within the NFL odds market, all it takes is one or two in style public favorites falling to show a complete Sunday on its head. And thereby separate a number of informal/leisure bettors from their cash.

In Week 8, it was the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. 

The Chiefs succumbed to the Denver Broncos, whereas the Niners fell to the Cincinnati Bengals. That is all that was obligatory for a number of bookmakers to financial institution a successful week.

Let’s recap the weekend that was in soccer betting.

Moneyline Parlay Sway

Just a few weeks in the past, John Murray, govt director of The SuperBook, defined what successful weeks come right down to within the NFL as of late. Paraphrasing solely barely, he stated it is all in regards to the public’s obsession with moneyline parlays. If all the favored public groups — usually favorites, however often an underdog or two — win, then the general public goes to have an awesome day.

However all it takes to create a reversal of fortune is for a kind of groups to stub its toe. Two groups, much more so. That is what Murray stated earlier than the video games in Sunday’s late window: “I can inform you proper now that it is gonna be unhealthy if the 49ers, Ravens and Chiefs all win. We’re going to want certainly one of these ‘canines to win outright to knock out some [moneyline] parlays for us.”

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Three hours or so later, Kansas Metropolis — which had gained 16 in a row towards Denver — misplaced to the Broncos 24-9, and San Fran was on the mistaken finish of a 31-17 determination towards Cincy.

From Blended Bag to Goodie Bag

The Chiefs/Niners losses stood in distinction to mediocre ends in Sunday’s early video games.

“It was a blended bag,” Murray stated of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. “The Dolphins and Vikings have been losers for us. We did properly on the Panthers sport.”

Minnesota beat Inexperienced Bay 24-10 however suffered an enormous damage with quarterback Kirk Cousins tearing an Achilles. Carolina edged Houston 15-13 to get just a little bit again for The SuperBook. Then within the late window, it went from blended bag to goodie bag.

“We had a improbable afternoon, highlighted by the Broncos’ win. This seems to be like one other very stable Sunday for us, regardless of the blended bag within the early video games,” Murray stated.

‘Principally Our Complete Day’

The chorus was a lot the identical at BetMGM. Previous to any of Sunday’s video games kicking off, dealer Christian Cipollini mentioned the nationwide wants for BetMGM.

“We’re hoping that one of many Eagles, Dolphins, Ravens or Chiefs go down right now,” Cipollini stated.

It regarded as if Cipollini would possibly get his want with Philadelphia, which fell behind Washington 14-3 within the first half. However Jalen Hurts & Co. rallied and in the end gained 38-31. Miami did not have a lot hassle in a 31-17 win over New England, and Baltimore topped Arizona 31-24.

These three video games have been within the early window. So BetMGM’s final hope was the Broncos beating the Chiefs within the late window. It appeared unlikely as a result of, as famous above, Okay.C. owns Denver, successful 16 in a row. However 7-point favourite Kansas Metropolis had 5 turnovers — three from Patrick Mahomes (two interceptions and a fumble) — within the 24-9 loss.

“The early slate wasn’t nice, however the late slate was. Every little thing bought damaged up within the late video games,” Cipollini stated.

Added BetMGM Nevada’s Scott Shelton, with the Vegas perspective for the sportsbook: “We had one other good Sunday. The 49ers and Chiefs happening was mainly our complete day. We took a pair huge bets on each these favorites, and mainly each moneyline parlay/teaser nonetheless alive bought worn out.”

Whereas most books did properly on Sunday, South Level sportsbook director Chris Andrews’ wants have been a bit completely different. He wanted a San Fran win and canopy, and the Eagles’ 38-31 victory — proper on the closing variety of Philly -7 — was problematic.

“We would have liked Washington, and it touchdown 7 was horrible. We opened -6.5,” Andrews stated.

Which implies everybody who had Eagles -6.5 bought paid, and everybody who had both crew at 7 bought a refund.

“We actually have not gotten nailed this yr, so I assume we had it coming,” Andrews stated.

On Campus

Bettors did just a little higher to the faculty soccer Week 9 odds market. Previous to Saturday’s video games, BetMGM dealer Seamus Magee had this to say:

“Kentucky, Wake Forest and Utah overlaying are outcomes we wish to see. Wisconsin is BetMGM’s largest want. An upset of Ohio State can be favorable for the ebook.”

Kentucky was a 4-point dwelling underdog to Tennessee and misplaced 33-27. Wake Forest was catching 21 factors towards No. 4 Florida State and misplaced 41-16. And Utah, a 6.5-point dwelling underdog, bought flattened by Oregon 35-6.

That is three wins for BetMGM prospects and a good greater want behind the counter for an unlikely Wisconsin upset. The Badgers could not ship an outright win vs. Ohio State, however in dropping 24-10, they narrowly lined as 14.5-point dwelling ‘canines. In order that was a W for the ebook and an L for bettors.

Shelton stated Saturday was only a back-and-forth battle between bettors and the ebook.

“We mainly traded cash all day,” he stated. “We got here out a small winner after Fresno State bought steamed late, and we took a $200,000 wager on Fresno proper earlier than kickoff.”

Certainly, an hour earlier than kickoff towards UNLV, Fresno State moved from -9.5 to -10.5. After which, as Shelton famous, that large unfold wager got here in on the Bulldogs. Fresno State in the end gained 31-24, however didn’t cowl for bettors.

And maybe no shock, with the general public throughout Coach Prime and Colorado — on the unfold and moneyline — the Buffaloes overlaying on a late TD at UCLA was good for bettors. Colorado trailed at UCLA 28-9 however bought a late TD in a 28-16 loss to cowl as a 14.5-point underdog.

“UCLA not overlaying was unhealthy,” Andrews stated, talking for the South Level and absolutely many books in Vegas and throughout the nation.

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I Like Large Bets and I Can not Lie

Per common, Caesars Sports activities took a gaggle of main wagers on the NFL Week 9 odds market. Amongst these notable performs:

– $240,000 Texans -3 (-120) vs. Panthers. Loss.

– $220,000 Chargers -8.5 vs. Bears. L.A. wins 30-13, bettor earnings $200,000, for a complete payout of $440,000

– $220,000 Commanders +7 vs. Eagles. Push, so the bettor will get a refund.

– $210,000 Broncos +7 (-105). Revenue of $200,000, for a complete payout of $410,000

– $100,000 Payments moneyline -430 vs. Buccaneers. Revenue of $23,300, for a complete payout of $123,300.

– $85,900 Payments moneyline -455. Revenue of $18,900, for a complete payout of $104,800

– $50,000 Payments -8.5. Loss, as Payments fail to cowl in a 24-18 win.

We just like the little bets right here, too, and extra so the seemingly ridiculous bets. For instance, on Saturday’s Georgia-Florida sport, Shelton provided up this nugget from BetMGM Nevada:

“Probably the most attention-grabbing factor I’ve seen about this sport is that we took a $100 wager on Georgia moneyline -650. To win $15.”

At the very least the bettor did not must sweat for these 15 {dollars}. The Bulldogs led 36-7 by the top of the third quarter and coasted to a 43-20 victory. The payout is simply sufficient #ChilisMoney to seize a 3 For Me meal at Chili’s, together with the tip!

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 area. He is primarily based in Las Vegas, the place he enjoys {golfing} in 110-degree warmth. Comply with him on Twitter: @PatrickE_Vegas

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