College Recap; Wildcats Top NCAA Future Odds; Cowboy Cover, Pats Don’t Cover – Both Good News for Books


ohio state vs nwestCollege Recap – Week 6

By VI News

Saturday betting notes:

— Home teams went 27-22 straight-up

— Favorites put together a 38-11 SU and 26-23 record against the spread

— The ‘over’ hit in 27 of 49 games

— The biggest outright underdog upset came by Florida International, who knocked off Southern Mississippi as 17-point dogs, 24-34.

Luck of the Buckeyes:

Ohio State and Northwestern went back and forth in an entertaining Big 10 affair. The Buckeyes rallied from a 10-point deficit to take a 34-30 lead as 6 ½-point favorites with five
minutes left. The last chance for the Wildcats to score deep in their own territory turned into a disaster for Northwestern backers, as a multitude of hook-and-laterals resulted in a
loose ball in the end zone. The Buckeyes fell on the ball for a touchdown with no time remaining and cashed, 40-30.

American Dreams:

The bottom-tiered teams of the newly formed American Athletic Conference shocked bettors with several underdog covers. Temple, Memphis, SMU, and USF all cashed on Saturday in the ‘dog
role, while South Florida upended Cincinnati as home ‘dogs for its first win on the season.

Close, but no SECigar:

Tennessee and Kentucky made late rallies as underdogs and managed covers, but the Volunteers fell in overtime as 13-point ‘dogs to Georgia, while the Wildcats scored in garbage time to
cover at South Carolina. Auburn continues to turn heads in the SEC West after downing Ole Miss as short home ‘dogs, as the Tigers have a cupcake game this week against Western

Another Chalky Call:

Four of the top teams in the ACC cruised to favorite victories inside the conference. Florida State, Clemson, Miami, and Virginia Tech all won by double-digits, as the four clubs are a
combined 9-0 in ACC play. Meanwhile, N.C. State and Virginia each were tripped up as favorites, including an ugly home loss from the Cavaliers to Ball State.

Tiger Talk:

Every Sunday, Brian Edwards updates the Top 25. After watching the action this weekend, Baylor made the biggest jump from 14th to 9th. South Carolina saw the biggest
drop, falling from 7th to 13rd in the VI rankings. Eight schools from the SEC reside in the VI Top 25, including Missouri and Auburn breaking through this week.


wildcat logo2014 Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship Odds

by GT Staff
Copyright 2013 GamingToday



KENTUCKY Wildcats 9-2
DUKE Blue Devils 7-1
MICHIGAN ST Spartans 10-1
FLORIDA Gators 12-1
ARIZONA Wildcats 12-1
LOUISVILLE Cardinals 10-1
OHIO ST Buckeyes 15-1
MICHIGAN Wolverines 30-1
KANSAS Jayhawks 8-1
VCU Rams 40-1
GONZAGA Bulldogs 100-1
WISCONSIN Badgers 60-1
SYRACUSE Orange 25-1
VIRGINIA Cavaliers 75-1
INDIANA Hoosiers 50-1
CREIGHTON Bluejays 100-1
MARQUETTE Golden Eagles 100-1
PITTSBURGH Panthers 75-1
COLORADO Buffaloes 75-1
ST LOUIS Billikens 75-1
BUTLER Bulldogs 100-1
IOWA Hawkeyes 100-1
UCONN Huskies 75-1
MEMPHIS Tigers 50-1
TENNESSEE Volunteers 100-1
BAYLOR Bears 100-1
NEW MEXICO Lobos 100-1
WICHITA ST Shockers 100-1
MISSOURI Tigers 100-1
OREGON Ducks 40-1
STANFORD Cardinal 100-1
VILLANOVA Wildcats 100-1
UCLA Bruins 100-1
OKLAHOMA ST Cowboys 35-1
TEXAS Longhorns 100-1
UNLV Runnin Rebels 100-1
SAN DIEGO ST Aztecs 100-1
OLE MISS Rebels 100-1
KANSAS ST Wildcats 100-1
ALABAMA Crimson Tide 100-1
CINCINNATI Wildcats 100-1
ILLINOIS Fighting Illini 100-1
NC STATE Wolfpack 100-1
FLORIDA ST Seminoles 100-1
NOTRE DAME Fighting Irish 100-1
ST JOHNS Red Storm 100-1
PURDUE Boilermakers 200-1
IOWA ST Cyclones 200-1
OKLAHOMA Sooners 300-1
HARVARD Crimson 300-1
BOISE ST Broncos 200-1
ARKANSAS Razorbacks 200-1
LSU Tigers 200-1
ARIZONA ST Sun Devils 200-1
BYU Cougars 200-1
MIAMI FL Hurricanes 200-1
VANDERBILT Commodores 300-1
DAYTON Flyers 300-1
TEMPLE Owls 200-1
MARYLAND Terrapins 200-1
MINNESOTA Golden Gophers 200-1
CALIFORNIA Golden Bears 200-1
PROVIDENCE Friars 300-1
WASHINGTON Huskies 300-1
USC Trojans 300-1
DAVIDSON Wildcats 200-1
XAVIER Musketeers 200-1
WEST VIRGINIA Mountaineers 300-1
NORTHERN IOWA Panthers 500-1
BELMONT Bruins 300-1
LA SALLE Explorers 300-1
RICHMOND Spiders 500-1
SOUTHERN MISS Golden Eagles 300-1
COLORADO ST Rams 300-1
TEXAS A&M Aggies 300-1
SOUTH CAROLINA Gamecocks 300-1
TENNESSEE ST Blue Raiders 300-1
ST MARYS Gaels 300-1
UMASS Minutemen 500-1
CHARLOTTE 49ers 500-1
ST JOSEPHS Hawks 500-1
GEORGIA TECH Yellow Jackets 500-1
WAKE FOREST Demon Deacons 500-1
CLEMSON Tigers 500-1
NORTHWESTERN Wildcats 500-1
GEORGE MASON Patriots 1000-1
UTEP Miners 1000-1
EAST CAROLINA Pirates 1000-1
CENTRAL FLORIDA Knights 1000-1
AKRON Zips 1000-1
OHIO Bobcats 1000-1
FRESNO ST Bulldogs 1000-1
GEORGIA Bulldogs 1000-1
RHODE ISLAND Rams 1000-1
FIELD ( All Others ) 100-1

***All Bets Are Action Despite Teams Going On Probation Or Placing Themselves On Probation
***Whenever Played – c/o LVH 9-30-2013


cowboy cheerleaderSports book industry report – Cowboys’ cover helps sports books avoid large payout
Pats instrumental in Vegas haul for second week in a row
Vegas benefited when Tony Romo tossed a late touchdown to help the Cowboys cover the spread against the Broncos.
By: The Linemakers
LAS VEGAS – The fifth Sunday of the NFL season was a decent day for the Las Vegas sports books – nothing big, but definitely not a loser. There were certainly some real pitfall
opportunities for the public to beat the books up pretty good though as they ganged up on a few of their popular teams. You know, the teams that seem to cover the spread every week.

Coming into the week, the Broncos, Chargers, Saints and Seahawks were a combined 13-1-2 against-the-spread. The bettors loved them all in Week 5, and fortunately for the books, only
one of them covered. However, the Saints’ 26-18 win at Chicago did enough damage on its own. The Bears had opened up as a 1-point home favorite and by the time the game kicked off, New
Orleans was a 1-point favorite.

“The Saints was easily our biggest loser of afternoon games,” said LVH SuperBook vice-president Jay Kornegay after the first 10 games had been posted. “We ended up doing okay overall,
but the late combination of the 49ers and Chargers playing at midnight would make us give back everything if covering.”

The 49ers would end up winning the traditional Sunday night game 34-3, but the public blow was softened because there was a tremendous amount of wise-guy play on the road underdog
Texans, which dropped the number from 7 to 4.5 at some places. The mounting parlay risk Kornegay feared from the day going into the 49ers and Chargers was becoming a reality, but
Terrelle Pryor saved the day as a 6-point home underdog, winning outright 27-17 and making it the ninth straight game the underdog has covered in that rivalry.

The Saints becoming such a public team again is no mystery, but for them to be the books’ biggest risk of the day for a road game on grass – a field they complained about before the
game – against a good 3-1 Bears team was kind of puzzling. Kornegay has seen this happen many times before though.

“Anytime a good team like the Saints performs well on Monday night the previous week, the public remembers what they saw last the most and carry that into the following week.”

The Saints beat the Dolphins 38-17 last week in the Superdome as 7-point favorites, and the game went OVER the total which is another public pastime. When both click together and the
majority gets paid at 13-to-5 it builds some loyalty with the team, and on Sunday, the strategy worked well.

Kornegay’s biggest winner of the day might be somewhat of a shock to hear, first of all because it wasn’t the Cowboys losing by only a field goal at home to Denver, and secondly,
because the public jumped on the Patriots wagon so fast after treating them like the plague the previous two weeks.

When the Bengals beat the Patriots 13-6 it became the LVH’s biggest game of the day just because of how much they won on parlays where the Patriots link wiped out a large portion of
risk. It was the root game for many parlay bettors and it was knocked out before any real momentum could get started.

The Patriots gained favor with the bettors last week in their impressive 30-23 win at Atlanta on Sunday night. The Patriots were no longer the team struggling on offense, and it
appeared in the Atlanta game that everything was coming back together for Tom Brady just as it always eventually does. They were 4-0 on the year and the Bengals were coming off a tough
loss at Cleveland.

As for the Broncos game at Dallas, where Peyton Manning and Co. won in a 51-48 shootout as 7.5-point favorites, Kornegay was just glad the game didn’t land 7, where it was sitting
until Tony Romo tossed the final of his five TD passes on the day to make it 48-48.

“I didn’t have a good feeling when it was 48-41,” said Kornegay. “We had bounced around from Broncos -7 to -7.5 quite often during the week from large bets. Anytime we were at 7, we’d
get a bet to push us up and then we’d get the +7.5 money on Dallas to push us back, and it seemed to go like that all week.”

Kornegay’s worst fear was getting sided, where if the game landed 48-41, all the -7 action would push and all the +7.5 action would win. The straight bet action was weighted towards
the Broncos, but there was plenty of Cowboys action. The big difference was with the parlays where the majority sided with Denver laying the points. The Cowboys cover was a very good
decision for the books.

On the day, the favorites went 7-5 ATS with four of the underdogs winning outright, and the totals split, going 6-6.

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