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A Pefect Match: Gambling and the Super Bowl

01.24.2017     07:34 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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Publicly, the NFL is among one of the staunchest opponents of legalized gambling. Former commissioner Paul Tagliabue and current commissioner Roger Goodell were instrumental in getting the anti gaming ‘Illegal Internet Gambling Prohibition Act’ attached to the Port Security Bill. The NFL has taken this stance despite the fact that its enormous popularity is, in no small part, due to the prevalence of betting on games.

The hypocrisy of the NFL in regards to betting is almost laughable. The facts, as you will see, clearly show that the league was founded by gamblers for gamblers. From the NFL’s first television appearance in 1939 through the current TV deal that pumps more than three billion dollars per year into the league coffers, the NFL’s popularity rests upon the shoulders of those who wager on the outcome of the games.

Here in the 21st century, the NFL is the most popular and profitable sport in the. NFL owners are among the richest men in the world; franchises are bought and sold for more than half a billion dollars. However, the league’s humble origins were anything but the extravagant bonanza that is the NFL today. Read more



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Bettors gear up for Super Bowl 51 Prop Bets

01.24.2017     06:34 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
Submitted by Teddy Covers

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When I talk with casual fans in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, they tend to be interested in my opinion about who is going to win the big game. But when I’m talking with bettors, not fans, the topic inevitably turns towards props; where sports betting and fantasy sports collide.

Props have been on the Las Vegas betting boards for thirty years. It all began when the juggernaut 1985 Chicago Bears were facing the Patriots in Super Bowl 20. Legendary Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro was a very creative bookmaker at the Mirage (at the time), looking for ways to increase their betting handle. Vaccaro posted odds on whether 350 pound defensive lineman William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry would score a touchdown in the big game. Vaccaro certainly didn’t think it was likely, offering attractive underdog odds for those who wanted to bet on The Fridge would hit paydirt in the end zone.

Vaccaro’s unique offering attracted all kinds of attention both from bettors and from media types. It also accomplished his goal of increasing betting handle, with money pouring in on the ‘Yes, Fridge will score a TD’ side of the prop at big (but Read more



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NFL Gambling: New England-Atlanta to feature highest total in Super Bowl history

01.23.2017     12:59 PM     Printer Friendly
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Baring a major injury or a broke retractable roof followed by a snowstorm, Super Bowl LI will mark the highest total in NFL history. There have been nine Super Bowls with a closing total of 50 or higher. Of those nine, only three went over (two of which by half a point). The highest previous total was 2010 with New Orleans and Indianapolis at 56.5.

2011: New York vs. New England
Closing Total: 53
Points, Result: 38, UNDER

2010: New Orleans vs. Indianapolis
Closing Total: 56.5
Points, Result: 48, UNDER

2008: New York vs. New England
Closing Total: 54.5
Points, Result: 31, UNDER

2002: New England vs. St. Louis
Closing Total: 53
Points, Result: 37, UNDER

1999: Denver vs. Atlanta
Closing Total: 52.5
Points, Result: 53, OVER

1996: Dallas vs. Pittsburgh
Closing Total: 51
Points, Result: 44, UNDER

1995: San Francisco vs. San Diego
Closing Total: 53.5
Points, Result: 75, OVER

1994: Dallas vs. Buffalo
Closing Total: 50.5
Points, Result: 43, UNDER

1985: San Francisco vs. Miami
Closing Total: 53.5
Points, Result: 54, Read more



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Super Bowl LI Handicapping: MVP Winners 1967-2016

01.23.2017     12:47 PM     Printer Friendly
Here's a list of all 50 Super Bowl MVP recipients. Quarterbacks have won 27 times. Denver's Terrell Davis was the last running back to win back in 1998. Linebackers Von Miller and Malcom Smith accounted for two of the last three awards. Tom Brady is currently -115 while Matt Ryan is +180 according to 5Dimes.

Super Bowl MVPs 1967-2016
Year
MVP
Team
Position
2016
Von Miller
Denver Broncos
Linebacker
2015
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Quarterback
2014
Malcom Smith
Seattle Seahawks
Linebacker
2013
Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback
2012
Eli Manning
New York Giants
Quarterback
2011
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback
2010
Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints
Quarterback
2009
Santonio Holmes
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide receiver
2008
Eli Manning
New York Giants
Quarterback
2007
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback
2006
Hines Ward
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide receiver
2005
Deion Branch
New England Patriots
Wide receiver
2004
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Quarterback
2003
Dexter Jackson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Safety
2002
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Quarterback
2001
Ray Lewis
Baltimore Ravens
Linebacker
2000
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
Quarterback
1999
John Elway
Denver Broncos
Quarterback
1998
Terrell Davis
Denver Broncos
Running back
1997
Desmond Howard
Green Bay Packers
Kick/Punt Returner
1996
Larry Brown
Dallas Cowboys
Cornerback
1995
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
1994
Emmitt Smith
Dallas Cowboys
Running back
1993
Troy Aikman
Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback
1992
Mark Rypien
Washington Redskins
Quarterback
1991
Ottis Anderson
New York Giants
Running back
1990
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
1989
Jerry Rice
San Francisco 49ers
Wide receiver
1988
Doug Williams
Washington Redskins
Quarterback
1987
Phil Simms
New York Giants
Quarterback
1986
Richard Dent
Chicago Bears
Defensive end
1985
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
1984
Marcus Allen
Los Angeles Raiders
Running back
1983
John Riggins
Washington Redskins
Running back
1982
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
1981
Jim Plunkett
Oakland Raiders
Quarterback
1980
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Quarterback
1979
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Quarterback
1978
Harvey Martin
Dallas Cowboys
Defensive end
1978
Randy White
Dallas Cowboys
Defensive tackle
1977
Fred Biletnikoff
Oakland Raiders
Wide receiver
1976
Lynn Swann
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide receiver
1975
Franco Harris
Pittsburgh Steelers
Running back
1974
Larry Csonka
Miami Dolphins
Running back
1973
Jake Scott
Miami Dolphins
Safety
1972
Roger Staubach
Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback
1971
Chuck Howley
Dallas Cowboys
Linebacker
1970
Len Dawson
Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback
1969
Joe Namath
New York Jets
Quarterback
1968
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback
1967
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Quarterback





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NFL Super Bowl LI Betting Podcast 1-23-2017 with Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers

01.23.2017     10:19 AM     Printer Friendly
SportsMemo.com blog entry.
Monday's Sportsmemo Podcast featured Sportsmemo Handicapper Teddy Covers. Teddy gave his famed opening line report on Super Bowl LI.

Today's segments
Teddy Covers - NFL Opening Line Report Super Bowl LI

To listen to past shows, be sure to visit our Sportsmemo Podcast Homepage.

ITunes users can subscribe to the show by searching "Sportsmemo" in the podcast directory.




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Super Bowl LI Gambling: New England Patriots open -3 vs. Atlanta Falcons

01.23.2017     09:27 AM     Printer Friendly
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The matchup for Super Bowl LI is set with the New England Patriots taking on the Atlanta Falcons. The game will be held at Houston's NRG Stadium on February 5 at 3:30 pm PT. CRIS opened the game New England -3 with a total of 57.5. The Patriots remain -3 both offshore and in Las Vegas though the total now ranges from 58-59.




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All-Time Super Bowl Betting Results 1967-2016

01.23.2017     09:10 AM     Printer Friendly
Below are the all-time Super Bowl betting results dating back to 1967. Only six times have we seen the team to win fail to cover the pointspread. Overall, favorites are 27-22 against the spread (the 1982 Super Bowl was lined as a pick 'em) but underdogs have been the play of late with 11 of the last 15 taking the money. In terms of totals, the UNDER was the way to play it back in the late 60’s and early 70's. The 80's and 90's trended OVER the total but it then shifted back towards the UNDER with six of eight winning from 2005-12. Three of the last four Super Bowl's have gone over the total.

Super Bowl Betting Results 1967-2016
SB
Year
Winner
Loser
Total
Location
L
2016
Denver (+4.5) 24
Carolina 10
43, UNDER
Santa Clara, CA
XLIX
2015
New England (-1) 28
Seattle 24
47, OVER
Glendale, AZ
XLVIII
2014
Seattle (+1.5) 43
Denver 8
47, OVER
E. Rutherford, NJ
XLVII
2013
Baltimore (+4.5) 34
San Francisco 31
47.5, OVER
New Orleans, LA
XLVI
2012
NY Giants (+3) 21
New England 17
53, UNDER
Indianapolis, IN
XLV
2011
Green Bay (-3) 31
Pittsburgh 25
44.5, OVER
Dallas, TX
XLIV
2010
New Orleans (+4.5) 31
Indianapolis 17
56.5, UNDER
Miami, FL
XLIII
2009
Pittsburgh 27
Arizona (+6.5) 23
46.5, OVER
Tampa, FL
XLII
2008
NY Giants (+12.5) 17
New England 14
54.5, UNDER
Glendale, AZ
XLI
2007
Indianapolis (-7) 29
Chicago 17
48, UNDER
Miami, FL
XL
2006
Pittsburgh (-4) 21
Seattle 10
47, UNDER
Detroit, MI
XXXIX
2005
New England 24
Philadelphia (+7) 21
46.5, UNDER
Jacksonville, FL
XXXVIII
2004
New England 32
Carolina (+7) 29
37.5, OVER
Houston, TX
XXXVII
2003
Tampa Bay (+4) 48
Oakland 21
44, OVER
San Diego, CA
XXXVI
2002
New England (+14) 20
St. Louis 17
53, UNDER
New Orleans, LA
XXXV
2001
Baltimore (-3) 34
NY Giants 7
33, OVER
Tampa, FL
XXXIV
2000
St. Louis (-7) 23
Tennessee 16
47.5, UNDER
Atlanta, GA
XXXIII
1999
Denver (-7.5) 34
Atlanta 19
52.5, OVER
Miami, FL
XXXII
1998
Denver (+11) 31
Green Bay 24
49, OVER
San Diego, CA
XXXI
1997
Green Bay (-14) 35
New England 21
49, OVER
New Orleans, LA
XXX
1996
Dallas 27
Pittsburgh (+13.5) 17
51, UNDER
Tempe, AZ
XXIX
1995
San Francisco (-18) 49
San Diego 26
53.5, OVER
Miami, FL
XXVIII
1994
Dallas (-10.5) 30
Buffalo 13
50.5, UNDER
Atlanta, GA
XXVII
1993
Dallas (-6.5) 52
Buffalo 17
44.5, OVER
Pasadena, CA
XXVI
1992
Washington (-7) 37
Buffalo 24
49, OVER
Minneapolis, MN
XXV
1991
NY Giants (+7) 20
Buffalo 19
40.5, UNDER
Tampa, FL
XXIV
1990
San Francisco (-12) 55
Denver 10
48, OVER
New Orleans, LA
XXIII
1989
San Francisco 20
Cincinnati (+7) 16
48, UNDER
Miami, FL
XXII
1988
Washington (+3) 42
Denver 10
47, OVER
San Diego, CA
XXI
1987
NY Giants (-9.5) 39
Denver 20
40, OVER
Pasadena, CA
XX
1986
Chicago (-10) 46
New England 10
37.5, OVER
New Orleans, LA
XIX
1985
San Francisco (-3.5) 38
Miami 16
53.5, OVER
Stanford, CA
XVIII
1984
LA Raiders (+3) 38
Washington 9
48, UNDER
Tampa, FL
XVII
1983
Washington (+3) 27
Miami 17
36.5, OVER
Pasadena, CA
XVI
1982
San Francisco (PK) 26
Cincinnati 21
48, UNDER
Pontiac, MI
XV
1981
Oakland (+3) 27
Philadelphia 10
37.5, UNDER
New Orleans, LA
XIV
1980
Pittsburgh (-10.5) 31
Los Angeles 19
36, OVER
Pasadena, CA
XIII
1979
Pittsburgh (-3.5) 35
Dallas 31
37, OVER
Miami, FL
XII
1978
Dallas (-6) 27
Denver 10
39, UNDER
New Orleans, LA
XI
1977
Oakland (-4) 32
Minnesota 14
38, OVER
Pasadena, CA
X
1976
Pittsburgh 21
Dallas (+7) 17
36, OVER
Miami, FL
IX
1975
Pittsburgh (-3) 16
Minnesota 6
33, UNDER
New Orleans, LA
VIII
1974
Miami (-6.5) 24
Minnesota 7
33, UNDER
Houston, TX
VII
1973
Miami (+1.5) 14
Washington 7
33, UNDER
Los Angeles, CA
VI
1972
Dallas (-6) 24
Miami 3
34, UNDER
New Orleans, LA
V
1971
Baltimore (+2.5) 16
Dallas 13
36, UNDER
Miami, FL
IV
1970
Kansas City (+12) 23
Minnesota 7
39, UNDER
New Orleans, LA
III
1969
NY Jets (+18) 16
Baltimore 7
40, UNDER
Miami, FL
II
1968
Green Bay (-13.5) 33
Oakland 14
43, OVER
Miami, FL
I
1967
Green Bay (-14) 35
Kansas City 10
NL
Los Angeles, CA



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Super Bowl LI Betting: The history of the Will There Be Three Straight Scores prop bet

01.23.2017     09:03 AM     Printer Friendly
One of many prop bets that always draws interest from bettors is Will There Be Three Straight Scores? We went back on got the results of every Super Bowl and found that three straight scores occurred 35 times (70%). There was a 22-year stretch where it occurred 20 times. It has also hit seven out of the last 10 years. Most sportsbooks offer anywhere from -180 to -200 on the "yes" and +150 to +160 on the "no" though with this year's game lined 58.5, the "yes" is likely to be higher.

Super Bowl Betting Results - Three Straight Scores? 1967-2016
Year
Winner
Loser
Three Straight Scores?
2016
Denver (+4.5) 24
Carolina 10
No
2015
New England (-1) 28
Seattle 24
Yes
2014
Seattle (+2) 48
Denver 6
Yes
2013
Baltimore (+4) 34
San Francisco 31
Yes
2012
NY Giants (+3) 21
New England 17
Yes
2011
Green Bay (-3) 31
Pittsburgh 25
No
2010
New Orleans (+4.5) 31
Indianapolis 17
Yes
2009
Pittsburgh 27
Arizona (+6.5) 23
Yes
2008
NY Giants (+12.5) 17
New England 14
No
2007
Indianapolis (-7) 29
Chicago 17
Yes
2006
Pittsburgh (-4) 21
Seattle 10
No
2005
New England 24
Philadelphia (+7) 21
No
2004
New England 32
Carolina (+7) 29
No
2003
Tampa Bay (+4) 48
Oakland 21
Yes
2002
New England (+14) 20
St. Louis 17
Yes
2001
Baltimore (-3) 34
NY Giants 7
Yes
2000
St. Louis (-7) 23
Tennessee 16
Yes
1999
Denver (-7.5) 34
Atlanta 19
Yes
1998
Denver (+11) 31
Green Bay 24
Yes
1997
Green Bay (-14) 35
New England 21
Yes
1996
Dallas 27
Pittsburgh (+13.5) 17
Yes
1995
San Francisco (-18) 49
San Diego 26
No
1994
Dallas (-10.5) 30
Buffalo 13
Yes
1993
Dallas (-6.5) 52
Buffalo 17
Yes
1992
Washington (-7) 37
Buffalo 24
Yes
1991
NY Giants (+7) 20
Buffalo 19
Yes
1990
San Francisco (-12) 55
Denver 10
Yes
1989
San Francisco 20
Cincinnati (+7) 16
No
1988
Washington (+3) 42
Denver 10
Yes
1987
NY Giants (-9.5) 39
Denver 20
Yes
1986
Chicago (-10) 46
New England 10
Yes
1985
San Francisco (-3.5) 38
Miami 16
Yes
1984
LA Raiders (+3) 38
Washington 9
Yes
1983
Washington (+3) 27
Miami 17
Yes
1982
San Francisco (PK) 26
Cincinnati 21
Yes
1981
Oakland (+3) 27
Philadelphia 10
No
1980
Pittsburgh (-10.5) 31
Los Angeles 19
No
1979
Pittsburgh (-3.5) 35
Dallas 31
No
1978
Dallas (-6) 27
Denver 10
Yes
1977
Oakland (-4) 32
Minnesota 14
Yes
1976
Pittsburgh 21
Dallas (+7) 17
Yes
1975
Pittsburgh (-3) 16
Minnesota 6
No
1974
Miami (-6.5) 24
Minnesota 7
Yes
1973
Miami (+1.5) 14
Washington 7
No
1972
Dallas (-6) 24
Miami 3
No
1971
Baltimore (+2.5) 16
Dallas 13
No
1970
Kansas City (+12) 23
Minnesota 7
Yes
1969
NY Jets (+18) 16
Baltimore 7
Yes
1968
Green Bay (-13.5) 33
Oakland 14
Yes
1967
Green Bay (-14) 35
Kansas City 10
Yes





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NFL Gambling Update: Ticket volume and money pour in on New England Patriots

01.20.2017     08:58 AM     Printer Friendly
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Raiders take another step towards Las Vegas

01.20.2017     08:45 AM     Printer Friendly
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So this Raiders to Las Vegas thing sounds like it's really going to happen.


"Today, the Oakland Raiders submitted an application to relocate their franchise to Las Vegas, as is provided for under the NFL policy and procedures for proposed franchise relocations," the NFL said. "The application will be reviewed in the coming weeks by league staff and the stadium and finance committees."






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