Who would’ve thought? People like to bet on football.
According to a couple of online sportsbooks, the betting handle for Austin Peay vs. Central Arkansas this past Saturday was massive.
SportsBetting reported that “the total amount wagered for the game was on par with an early afternoon Saturday SEC game on national TV.” Yes, OffshoreInsiders.com handicapper Joe Duffy nailed the winner on UCA,
The brand manager for BetOnline.ag reported on Twitter that the book saw as much action on the FCS game as a mid-range NFL game on Sunday. The game’s spread alone generated as much money in bets as the spread in the Lakers-Blazers game the same night.
Lines for this week’s college football schedule are already on the board, as well as next week, which includes opening games for the ACC and Big 12:
UAB at Miami (-16)
Syracuse at North Carolina (-17.5)
Georgia Tech at Florida State (-11.5)
Western Kentucky at Louisville (-13.5)
Clemson at Wake Forest (+32)
Duke at Notre Dame (-20.5)
Coastal Carolina at Kansas (-3)
UL-Lafayette at Iowa State (-11.5)
UTEP at Texas (-42)
La. Tech at Baylor (-17.5)
Tulsa at Oklahoma State (-21)
Trevor Lawrence remains the odds-on favorite (-275) to be the first overall pick in next year’s NFL Draft (complete odds on same link below), but which team do the bookmakers think will be taking or tanking for him?
Team to earn the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft
Jacksonville Jaguars 3/1
Carolina Panthers 8/1
Cincinnati Bengals 9/1
New York Giants 11/1
Miami Dolphins 12/1
New York Jets 12/1
Detroit Lions 18/1
Las Vegas Raiders 18/1
Arizona Cardinals 22/1
Atlanta Falcons 22/1
Denver Broncos 22/1
Los Angeles Chargers 25/1
Chicago Bears 28/1
Houston Texans 28/1
Buffalo Bills 33/1
Cleveland Browns 33/1
Los Angeles Rams 33/1
New England Patriots 33/1
Indianapolis Colts 40/1
Minnesota Vikings 40/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 50/1
Tennessee Titans 50/1
Green Bay Packers 60/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 60/1
Dallas Cowboys 66/1
Philadelphia Eagles 66/1
Seattle Seahawks 66/1
New Orleans Saints 80/1
San Francisco 49ers 80/1
Baltimore Ravens 125/1
Kansas City Chiefs 150/1
Off a sweep yesterday at Joe Duffy’s Picks. Are you ready for some football? Central Arkansas-Austin Peay side, three NBA. I am 16-4 with NBA sides, 25-11 overall in playoffs. Seven MLB winners led by three Wise Guys including Juicy Lucy. A Juicy Lucy is either a moneyline underdog or runline favorite in which we get at least +140 juice. Get the picks now
HOUSTON (MCCULLERS -1.5 +176) Oakland (Bassitt) at GTBets
This is Game 1 of a DH. Granted, our databases are not exactly loaded with 7-inning DH systems, but at +176, tough to pass up. Oakland has a significantly better record at 22-10. Houston is just 17-14. Yet the Astros are pretty big favorites. So many of our angles say to listen what the oddsmakers tell you. We have a system that uses their knowledge against them. When the team with the much worse record is favorite, under specific circumstances that apply today it is +107.12 for 8.7 ROI.
This is the system: Advanced analytics angle that applies for the first time this year as it involves multiple pitcher starts is +183.45 units and 8.2 percent. Most importantly, it also holds up on runline and wins every year. That is the MLB Wise Guy among two MLB winners. Unlock it now. As of press time, indications are no more boycotts, so look for another winning portfolio. Get the picks now
PHILADELPHIA (WHEELER -1.5 +140) Atlanta (Erlin)
Another example of using oddsmakers knowledge against them is going with fairly big favorites despite a substantially worse record is +105.72 on runline for 8.6 ROI. Wheeler decent 2.76 ERA, 1.10 WHIP. Though Braves offensive numbers are competitive, generally better than Phillies, and Erlin’s numbers are pretty good, Wheeler is better pitcher and Phillies have upside oddsmakers tell us. They are right more than wrong.
The oddsmakers are literally not even putting up a fight! Put up your dukes! 25-11 NBA, 16-4 playoff sides. We went 7-2 yesterday Three more NBA winners. Sit down. Four Wise Guys led by NL East Runline Game of the Year among six winning picks. That’s 9-0 in two sports. Get the picks now
Miami-NY Mets UNDER 7.5 (Hernandez-de Grom)
Mets average total this season has been 9. Marlins average total has been 8.5. Tonight’s total is 7.5. In one of the great examples of using oddsmakers knowledge against them, if a total is substantially less than the average of the two teams season-to-date average total, it goes under 1246-867-103 for +210.67 units and 8 ROI. Hernandez has just .224 OBP against this season. De Grom .89 WHIP.
I do not mess around and blow smoke. I told you that the bubble did cancel out some great regular season side systems but most of our top playoff side angles were not home/road dependent. Promises exceeded!
For the first time this postseason, JDP has every side and total in the NBA. 15-3 the last 18 NBA sides, two NBA sides, two NBA totals. Five MLB, four Wise Guys backed by the only betting system known to mankind that is at least 700 units on the plus side. Get the picks now
PHILADELPHIA (ARRIETA -1.5 +116) Washington (Fedde) at Bovada
Bad favorites off a win are great bets on both runline and moneyline. Moneyline is +150.20, but ROI better on runline. If it is the first game of the series, the ROI is 9.3, but so much better on the road at 19.2 ROI runline, 9.1 on moneyline