Wichita State University’s basketball team is making some Las Vegas sports books nervous as it chases history.
Nevada’s sports books earned $19.7 million from a record $119.4 million in bets on the Seattle Seahawks’ 48-3 rout of the Denver Broncos to earn a first Super Bowl title.
The Seattle Seahawks are the favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions next season, according to the Las Vegas Hotel Superbook.
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.
Professional gamblers looking for value will be betting that the National Football League title game doesn’t go to overtime for the 48th straight year.
Some Super Bowl bettors will pay more attention to what Peyton Manning says at the line of scrimmage than what he does after the ball is snapped.
Sports books stand to profit from a college football season where No. 1 teams were beaten three weeks in a row because bettors tend to wager on favorites.
The final week of the National Football League season has already started in Las Vegas.
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.
The Philadelphia Phillies moved past the New York Yankees to become bookmakers’ favorites to win the 2011 World Series, following reports that the team signed free- agent pitcher Cliff Lee , a two-time All-Star.
"We do have liability on them, but it's not significant liability."
- Jeff Sherman on Feb 27, 2014