Tiger Woods’s absence from the Masters Tournament will be felt from Augusta, Georgia, to Las Vegas, where some sports books are projecting a 20 percent decline in the total amount wagered on golf’s first major championship of the year.
Potential snowfall totals and record-low temperatures are among the extra variables oddsmakers have to take into consideration this year before they release their Super Bowl proposition wagers.
The final week of the National Football League season has already started in Las Vegas.
The Detroit Lions, with more winless seasons than playoff appearances over the past 10 years, would have made $450,130 for a bettor who wagered $100 on the club in December and stayed with it.
At least 14 people can make 1,000 times their wager if Auburn University’s charmed run continues all the way to college football’s national championship.
Tiger Woods heads into this week’s U.S. PGA Championship as an underdog, a label he hasn’t worn this century.
"The public will mostly bet the team regardless of number, within reason, while sharps only look for numbers."
- Jeff Sherman on Nov 10, 2014