We have been initially going to hurry this column in hopes of getting it executed in 14 seconds, however the Cowboys confirmed us that is probably not smart.
Wild-Card weekend featured its excessive and lows, and maybe we have to re-think this “seven groups make the playoffs” state of affairs contemplating the No. 7 seeds’ performances.
Bengals and Payments bettors liked the result within the first two video games, and we wish to know who on the market guess Kenneth Gainwell to attain. Poor Miles Sanders.
Those that guess chalk are usually not proud of Dak Prescott and Mike McCarthy, however their frustrations could not match the anger for the oldsters who backed Kyler Murray or had some cash invested in Hunter Henry (a minimum of he can blame the climate).
Let’s get to it: The great, the dangerous and the ugly from Wild-Card Weekend betting.
Table of Contents
- THE GOOD
- What a Cowl!
- By One Yard
- Landing Trio
- The Josh And Mac Assault
- Getting defensive
- Good Name, Bruce
- Boosted Earnings
- Kick It
- Simply Made It
- First, Final, Anytime
- THE BAD
- Third Time’s The Allure—For Buffalo
- Two pictures, No Touchdowns
- Tom Terrific However Not Tom Over
- The Reverse of Jones and Allen
- Metal Lure
- So Shut
- THE UGLY
- A First to Overlook
- The place Are the Factors?
- Cannot Drop That!
- America’s Workforce?
- So Now You Miss?!?!
What a Cowl!
Those that backed the Bengals (-6) to cowl could have paced round their properties for a bit, however they cashed their bets thanks to 2 key stops by the Bengals’ protection.
With the Bengals nursing a 10-point lead with lower than 4 minutes to go, the Cincinnati compelled a fourth down and the Raiders opted to kick a subject purpose to make it a seven-point recreation. Las Vegas once more drove the ball into the purple zone, however the Bengals’ protection got here up large once more to safe the seven-point victory and the duvet.
Those that parlayed the Bengals overlaying the underneath have been particularly completely happy contemplating these two stops secured each wins.
By One Yard
SI Sportsbook supplied bettors the prospect to guess on which gamers would end with probably the most speeding, receiving and passing yards in Wild-Card video games.
Patrick Mahomes (+500) and Elijah Mitchell (+500) cashed for passing and speeding yards, respectively. However the actual enjoyable was within the receiving yards.
Ja’Marr Chase set the bar excessive with 116 yards within the first recreation, however Mike Evans topped him by only one yard to money at +1400 odds.
Each. Yard. Issues.
SI Sportsbook supplied this tasty parlay: Mike Evans, Deebo Samuel and Tyreek Hill every to attain a landing at boosted +650 odds (up from +600).
Evans and Samuel did their elements within the first two video games, and it appeared this parlay could be headed for the ugly part when a Hill landing was overruled to be in need of the purpose line. The Chiefs scored on a “big-man” landing on the following play.
Hill would not be denied, although. Mahomes discovered him for a straightforward rating on the following drive to get again the landing that he initially had.
You simply like it when three-leggers hit!
The Josh And Mac Assault
Congratulations to those that invested in Josh Allen and Mac Jones participant props. Each quarterbacks made you numerous cash.
Let’s begin with this parlay that cashed at SI Sportsbook at +550 odds (boosted from +475) that the groups would mix for greater than 45 factors, and each Allen and Jones would every throw for a minimum of 200 yards and toss two-plus landing passes.
The 2 quarterbacks additionally topped these props:
Allen: Passing yards, speeding yards, passing touchdowns, passing and speeding yards, longest rush, longest completion
Jones: Passing touchdowns, passing yards, completions, passing and speeding yards, longest completion, makes an attempt, interceptions (you’ll have been tempted!)
We wish to give a shoutout to the defenders who gained us cash.
Micah Hyde made maybe the interception of the postseason when he picked off Jones ultimately zone with the Patriots driving on their first possession.
Hyde’s interception chased the over on his interceptions prop at +460 odds.
Javon Hargrave’s sack of Tom Brady on Sunday netted bettors a pleasant reward with +380 odds that Hargrave would high 0.5 sacks.
A pair of enjoyable bets to make and—extra importantly—money.
Good Name, Bruce
Those that took the underneath of 47 within the Buccaneers-Eagles recreation held on for a win.
The groups mixed for simply 17 factors within the first half, however the Eagles’ late touchdowns pushed the whole to 46 getting into the Buccaneers’ final drive.
The Buccaneers confronted a fourth down deep in Eagles’ territory however opted to run the ball as a substitute of kicking the sector purpose that will have pushed the sport over (in addition to turned a two-score recreation right into a three-score contest and all however finish it).
Thanks, Bruce Arians.
Fairly a number of boosted props hit at SI Sportsbook throughout Wild-Card Weekend!
Here is a fast recap:
1. If you happen to preferred the 49ers, this SI Sportsbook parlay needed to be engaging at +625 odds: 49ers win, underneath 49.5 factors and 49ers win the primary half.
The 49ers gained the primary half, 16-7, en path to a 23-17 win, which did not come near topping the whole projection. A pleasant little payday for backing the NFC’s No. 6 seed.
2. The GOAT and the mini-GOAT delivered.
Brady and Mahomes each lined the weekend’s greatest spreads (Tampa Bay -8.5, Kansas Metropolis -12.5), whereas each additionally tossed 2-plus touchdowns to money this parlay +475 odds (boosted from +430). Belief the GOATs.
3. The Chiefs’ beatdown of the Steelers rewarded those that backed this three-leg parlay at +650 odds (boosted from +575): Chiefs cowl, Travis Kelce scores a landing and Mahomes tops 304.5 passing yards.
Mahomes simply cleared that benchmark, whereas Kelce even added a passing landing for good measure.
Matt Homosexual cashed each the over on his whole factors (7.5) and the over on his subject targets (1.5) together with his subject purpose with 4:25 left that gave the Rams a 34-11 edge over the Cardinals. Homosexual’s whole factors prop cashed at -110 odds, whereas the over on his subject targets cashed at +100. See, there was a purpose to observe the top of that blowout!
Simply Made It
We love to spotlight participant props that simply cleared. Here is some that simply made it:
Bengals QB Joe Burrow: Over 23.5 completions (24) (-106)
Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow: Over 55.5 receiving yards (58) (-110)
Payments RB Devin Singletary: Over 15.5 speeding makes an attempt (16) (-105)
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: Longest completion over 37.5 yards (38) (-125)
Rams QB Matthew Stafford: Longest completion over 39.5 yards (41) (-118)
Rams WR Cooper Kupp: Longest reception over 28.5 yards (29) (-133)
Cardinals WR Christian Kirk: Longest reception over 21.5 yards (23) (-118)
First, Final, Anytime
Listed below are some notable anytime landing props that cashed:
Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell: +3300 final landing (+800 anytime)
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: +2800 final landing (+500 anytime)
Buccaneers RB Gio Bernard: +1800 first landing (+300 anytime)
Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne: +1750 final landing (+300 anytime)
Raiders WR Zay Jones: +1700 final landing (+275 anytime)
Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah: +1550 first landing (+250 anytime)
Third Time’s The Allure—For Buffalo
The Patriots’ working again duo of Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson fared fairly nicely in opposition to the Payments within the common season, combining for 292 yards and 4 touchdowns. Harris cleared 100 yards in each video games.
If you happen to invested in these two persevering with that development Saturday, your pockets took successful.
Harris and Stevenson each did not clear their speeding props, the underneath hit on each Harris’ speeding makes an attempt and Stevenson’s longest run and neither scored a landing.
Two pictures, No Touchdowns
Those that guess the over on 1.5 Derek Carr landing passes at +108 odds suffered a tricky loss contemplating the Raiders opted for 4 subject targets and drove the ball into the purple zone twice within the fourth quarter however couldn’t come away with a landing.
That Carr threw in need of the purpose line on the ultimate play of the sport whereas needing a rating didn’t make it any simpler to digest.
Tom Terrific However Not Tom Over
Brady performed fairly nicely, tossing two touchdowns and tallying 271 passing yards, however those that backed his over felt the sting.
The underneath hit for Brady’s speeding yards, passing yards (a brutal beat with the road set at 273.5), passing touchdowns and passing makes an attempt. Brady additionally handed on two potential purpose line sneaks that will have cashed at +700.
The Reverse of Jones and Allen
Dak Prescott and Jimmy Garappolo had an reverse exhibiting of the Mac Jones and Josh Allen matchup since they each struggled to clear their participant props.
Each quarterbacks didn’t clear their passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions and mixed yards props, and every additionally threw an interception.
Their passing recreation struggles additionally affected their weapons. CeeDee Lamb, George Kittle and Deebo Samuel every did not clear their receiving yards and receptions props. Amari Cooper was an exception, clearing his totals.
The Steelers’ talent gamers had a tough day when it comes to participant props.
Najee Harris didn’t come near topping his speeding yards, mixed yards and longest rush props, and receivers Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool did not high their receiving yards, receptions or longest catch props.
Johnson, a minimum of, discovered the top zone to salvage his night time.
Sony Michel got here oh so near topping his speeding yards prop Monday night time, however Cam Akers’ sturdy night time harm the trigger.
Michel completed with 58, only a half-yard in need of his 58.5 projection. Akers really out-carried Michel, 17 to 13, whereas additionally ending with 55 yards.
It is truthful to say most didn’t anticipate Akers to play this nicely Monday night time.
A First to Overlook
Kyler Murray and his backers will attempt to overlook his first profession playoff recreation.
Arizona’s quarterback, to place it kindly, struggled. He tossed two interceptions, together with a pick-six, and totaled simply 143 yards (six speeding).
Anybody who guess Murray’s props felt the burn too.
The underneath cashed on Murray’s passing yards, speeding yards, passing touchdowns, longest completion, longest rush and mixed yards props.
On the intense aspect, Murray did money the over on his interceptions!
Murray’s poor night time additionally stored Christian Kirk, Zach Ertz and A.J. Inexperienced from clearing their receiving yards props.
They will not be exhibiting moments from this one in Murray’s profession spotlight packages.
The place Are the Factors?
The underneath cashed for the Raiders-Bengals recreation after it appeared destined to be a straightforward over. The groups mixed for 33 factors within the first half, placing them on tempo to simply high the 48.5 mark. But when solely it have been that simple.
The groups scored simply 12 factors within the second half, and the Raiders managed simply three factors on their remaining two drives into the purple zone.
It is also simple to second guess, however the over doubtlessly would have hit had the Raiders gone for it on fourth-and-3 on the Bengals’ 10-yard line as a substitute of choosing the sector purpose to chop the deficit to 26-19 with lower than 4 minutes remaining.
The over was there for the taking and we allow them to off the hook.
Cannot Drop That!
Those that had Hunter Henry anytime landing props needed to be livid when the Patriots’ tight finish dropped a gimme within the fourth quarter.
Henry’s anytime prop would have cashed at +230 odds, and those that guess him to attain the final landing missed out on +1250 odds.
That one stings greater than the climate.
The Cowboys are all that stood between an ideal 6-0 straight-up and in opposition to the unfold (ATS) report for the house groups.
Dallas didn’t win—and thus didn’t cowl a 3-point unfold—whereas the opposite 5 favorites all lined. Their flop ruined a boosted parlay at +700 odds (up from +625) that each one the house groups would win. And this house flop in opposition to the No. 6 seed got here after Dallas led the NFL with a 13-4 ATS mark in the course of the common season!
Are they actually America’s Workforce after failing America?
So Now You Miss?!?!
Tyler Bass linked on all 51 of his further level makes an attempt in the course of the common season and has made 108 of 110 tries in the course of the common season in his profession.
Naturally, he missed two further factors Saturday night time.
That mattered since Bass’ over/underneath factors whole was 6.5, and he would have cleared that bar at -152 odds had he simply carried out like he had within the common season.
Here is an fascinating tidbit: Bass has missed extra further factors within the postseason (10/13) than he has within the common season (108/110).
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