By Jake Sofranko of WAOB and Mike Young Sports Wagering and Integrity Analyst for CG Technology.

Well, Degenerate Nation here we are in the home stretch of football season and the start of the college basketball season and traditions are what come to mind. Traditions like Thanksgiving NFL, The Maui Classic, Ohio State v Michigan, Alabama v The Citadel…I guess some traditions are better than others. Anyhow, it is definitely a great time to be a sports bettor. Here are some notes, trends, info and picks for your wagering weekend and beyond.
-David Payne Purdum reported that more $ was bet—and lost— at Nevada sportsbooks in September than any other month since the State began tracking sports betting revenue in 1984. Still dwarfs the penny slots revenue.
-It was a rough Sunday last week for the books as SportsInsights reported that NFL teams getting the majority of spread bets went 11-0 ATS. The public definitely got the best of Rogerball for once.
-A prominent Vegas book opened “The Game” with Michigan as a 3.5 point favorite over tOSU at the Horseshoe in 2 weeks.
-NCAA Hoops News
  • Most bet teams to win the national title
    • 1. Kentucky, 2. Duke, 3. Kansas, 4. UNC, 5. Syracuse
      • Villanova not even among the top 10
  • Duke odds since destroying Kentucky
    • Duke +450 prior to UK game, +240 next morning
    • CG Technology took about 20 Duke bets between the end of the game and the following morning

-CFB

  • OSU-MSU
    • Mid four-figure bet at CG on MSU +4
    • Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in the six games since Urban Meyer returned to the sidelines (five straight ATS losses).
  • Clemson-BC
    • Mid four-figure bet at CG on the under (58)
    • Boston College is 11-0-1 ATS in its past 12 games in ACC play.
  • Auburn-Georgia
    • 60% of $ on the Dawgs
  • Mississippi St – Bama
    • Four-figure bet at CG on Bama on the moneyline -3000
  • Wisconsin-Penn St
    • Mid four-figure bet at CG on Wisconsin +9
    • The over is 5-0 in the past five meetings between these teams.

NFL

  • ATL-CLE
    • Five-figure bet at CG on Falcons -4.5 (largest single bet on Sunday’s action)
    • A separate high four-figure bet at CG on ATL -4
  • NO-CIN
    • Saints have won 7 straight games straight up, six in a row against the spread
  • BUF-NYJ
    • Lowest total of the season 36.5
    • Two separate mid four-figure bets at CG on Buffalo +7.5
  • SEA-LAR
    • Seattle is just 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games as a double-digit underdog.
  • DAL-PHI
    • 80% of $ on Philly
Mike Young’s Picks
  • CFB
    • Ole Miss +13, Illini +17.5, Tulsa +15.5 (or whatever it’s at now), Miami +4
  • NFL
    • Cowboys +240, Miami +9.5, Washington +3

We’ll be back next week with the podcast but until then good luck and we’ll see ya at the window!