Down 17-13 in the fourth quarter and facing a fourth and second with its season on the line, the NFL Las Vegas team has rolled the dice and got down to it.
The bet paid off as Derek Carr found Hunter Renfrow for an 11-yard touchdown pass that gave the Raiders a 20-17 lead en route to a 23-20 victory over the Colts as an underdog. the route at 8½ points (and +320 on the silver line).
The win, which sidelined Las Vegas from the playoffs, was Sunday’s biggest upset and one of the best results for the city’s sportsbook on what they said was a solid day of. Victoire.
“Winning up front was a huge achievement for us,” said Jay Kornegay, vice president of Westgate SuperBook. “It was such a courageous victory on their part. I thought they could play a little inspired with the passing of (legendary trainer) John Madden and that’s what they did.
“You have to give them credit for going to Indianapolis and winning because the Colts are a strong team.”
The Raiders are overlooked by the Chargers
The Raiders started as a 3-point home underdog against the Los Angeles Chargers in Sunday’s regular season finale at Allegiant Stadium. Win and they’re in the playoffs.
“We will be cheering them on whatever the responsibility next week to get them into the playoffs,” said Caesars Sportsbook vice president of trading Craig Mucklow. “It will be great for the city and great for the business if they are successful. “
BetMGM will lose six figures if the Raiders advance to the playoffs. They opened at +275 to make the playoffs and closed at +225.
The betting public was all over the Colts in a game that saw the Indianapolis line go -7½ to -1½, when quarterback Carson Wentz was placed on the COVID-19 roster, and drop back to 6½ when he there was a chance he could play. The line jumped to 8½ on Sunday when Wentz was cleared to play.
“We were big fans of the Raiders (Sunday),” said Chuck Esposito, director of sports betting for Red Rock Resort. “I was really impressed with the way they played. The Colts were one of the hottest teams in football.
The favorites went 8-6-1 ATS. The other big winners for the books were the Cardinals, who surprised the Cowboys 25-22 as an underdog by 6½ points; and the Jets, who covered 14½ points at home in a 28-24 loss to Tampa Bay.
Take your pick on what was more surprising in New York – Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown leaving the field shirtless mid-game or the Jets opting for a quarterback who was pissed off on fourth and second at the Tampa 7 instead. to kick a field goal that would have won them seven with 2:17 left.
That was plenty of time for Tom Brady to produce a winning 93-yard TD.
“If we could get the Jets to win outright it would have been one of the biggest wins of the season,” Kornegay said. “But we’ll take it.”
Washington (+6, lost 20-16 to Philadelphia) and Baltimore (+7, lost 20-19 to the Rams) covering losses were also good results for the pounds.
The biggest winners for punters were the Chargers (-7½, beat the Broncos 34-13), the Seahawks (-9, beat the Lions 51-29), the Patriots (-17, beat the Jaguars 50-10), the Packers (-12½, 37-10) and the Bears, who beat the Giants 29-3 as the favorites by 6½ points.
“There aren’t a lot of times the Bears hedge that we lose money,” said Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts. “But this time we did it.”
The punters also took advantage of the Titans (-3), who destroyed the Dolphins 34-3 to reclaim the AFC’s No.1 seed against the Chiefs (-3½), who lost a 21-7 lead. in a 34-31 loss to the Bengals.
Five entries (out of a starting field of 4,080) are still alive in the quest for the $ 6 million win-win prize in the Circa Survivor competition. And three of those $ 1,000 entrees are still eligible for the $ 1 Million Bonus Prize if they score 20-0 and select the Chiefs or Buccaneers in Week 18.