On Monday’s SportsBIT, Teddy and Pauly break down all the biggest sports betting stories from over the weekend, while looking ahead to the baseball betting board for tonight.
The show starts with a look at Sunday’s soccer action. The books that cater to public bettors took an absolute beating in EuroCup action on Sunday – all three favorites cashed, and all three games went Over the total asked by the soccer odds. Parlay bettors, in particular, had a bankroll boosting day. Bookmakers were saved from a complete disaster when big underdog Chile knocked off Argentina in the shootout of the COPA Final, limiting any additional parlay liability.
Is Great Britain’s ‘Brexit’ vote a sports story? In our world it is! Longtime Vegas bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro was quoted as saying that the handle for legal Presidential Election betting in Nevada would make the Super Bowl handle look like a MAC game on a Wednesday in November in comparison. The British ‘Brexit’ betting certainly validates that assertion. The Broncos – Panthers Super Bowl set a new record for handle within the state of Nevada, with $132.5 million wagered on the game. The Brexit betting volume for last week’s vote? How about $162 million (converted to US dollars)! That’s a lot of handle!!
Bad bets this weekend? There were no shortage of them, starting with anyone who laid $3 with Clayton Kershaw in Pittsburgh last night, as the Pirates pulled the upset over MLB’s most dominant ace thanks to one key hit – a two out, bases clearing double from David Freese. The markets have been fading Chris Sale of late, and it’s not really working out for them! There was a 30 cent move against the White Sox on Sunday, but Sale dominated yet again, now 13-2 for the season despite the lack of market respect.
Anyone who bet the Cubs this past week is hurting today, now that Chicago has gone through their first real slump of the season, losing six of their last seven. Of course, with ten Cubs on the DL, including their entire projected starting outfield, manager Joe Maddon isn’t panicking. His quote matters: “If we were playing at full strength, with everybody out there, and things were normal, you could possibly get a little concerned. We're not a normal group right now. We'll get the guys back.”
There’s plenty more. Teddy and Pauly have a serious discussion about the weekend series at Coors in which all four games flew Over the total. There’s a breakdown of the Texas Rangers remarkable run, up +29 units in MLB, by far, the most profitable team to support in all of baseball. Teddy and Pauly do a brief NBA Draft Recap. They break down the Mets – Nationals showdown in DC tonight as well as the I-70 series as the Cardinals and Royals battle. And you certainly don’t want to miss their Deep Dive into the 2016 Baltimore Ravens. Check out the full show here, now.