Bettors Turn Historic NFL Profits

A slaughterhouse - that's the way one sportsbook manager described Week 9 of the NFL betting season.

Favorites demolished underdogs to the tune of 10-4 ATS, making it one of the best weeks in more than a decade for sports bettors.

“The first six weeks of the NFL season, it was almost unfair to bettors with the book cleaning up week after week," said Kevin Bradley of "Week 9 is one of, if not the, worst NFL week for a book that I have witnessed in my 18 years as a bookmaker."


NFL Betting: Week 10 Opening Lines

There are three double-digit underdogs on the opening NFL betting lines for Week 10, with the Bills, Rams, and Chiefs all getting big points at the sportsbooks on the road against their opponents for this week.

The Bills opened as 12-point underdogs at 5Dimes in New England for Sunday afternoon, with Buffalo 3-5 both SU and ATS and the Patriots at 5-3 both SU and ATS on the season. New England got past Buffalo 52-28 on the road in their first meeting of the year in September.


SEC Betting Odds 2012

The Kentucky Wildcats are favorites on the odds to win the SEC at the sportsbooks once again this season as they prepare for life without star players Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

Forwards Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist were two of six Wildcats taken in this past summer's NBA Draft (along with forwards Terrence Jones and Darius Miller and guards Marquis Teague and Doron Lamb) after the team rolled to a win in the title game of the NCAA Tournament in the spring.


Jaguars vs Colts Thursday Betting

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games against the Indianapolis Colts and they'll look to make it 4-0 this Sunday at EverBank Field.

The total went UNDER in all three of those Jacksonville wins.

Indianapolis is 3-0 SU and ATS over its last three games and is fighting for a playoff spot. The Jaguars have lost five straight games (2-3 ATS) while Indianapolis has won three straight games (3-0 ATS).

The Colts opened at 5Dimes as 3-point road favorites with a total of 42.5 over at Bovada. The scores prediction engine sees a low-scoring game here.


ACC Betting Odds 2012

The ACC has long been the domain of the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels, but it's a third team that's pegged as the favorite on the ACC betting odds at the sportsbooks heading into the season.

And that team is the N.C. State Wolfpack, which has opened as the +135 favorite at 5Dimes on the odds to win the ACC this year.


NHL Lockout: Odds Favor Cancelling Season

Not everyone sees positives in the fact the NHL owners and players are back at the bargaining table Tuesday.

While many were encouraged when the league proposed some new ideas, one sportsbook dumped cold water on that enthusiasm, posting odds Tuesday that favor a cancelled season.

Sportsbook Bovada asked the question: Will the NHL cancel the 2012-2013 Season?


Magic vs Bulls: NBA Tuesday Betting

The Bulls will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Magic tip off at United Center on Tuesday in NBA play.

Orlando is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Chicago but they come in as big underdogs here. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

For NBA totals bettors, an interesting tidbit - the total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing Chicago.


Ball State vs Toledo betting preview

The Toledo Rockets look to stay perfect in MAC play when they host the Cardinals of Ball State Tuesday night (8 pm ET, ESPN2).

Toledo, which has won eight games in a row after losing its season opener, was an early six-point favorite over BSU, which has won three in a row itself.

The road team is 5-2 SU the past seven times these MAC rivals have clashed.The total has gone OVER in 11 of Ball State's last 14 games, an interesting stat for over under bettors.


Hokies vs Seminoles Thursday Betting

Florida State looks to get one step closer to a division title when it visits Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech Thursday night (7:30 pm ET, ESPN).

The Seminoles, who are tied with Clemson atop the ACC's Atlantic Division, were early 13-point road favorites over the Hokies, who have uncharacteristically lost four of their last five games.


Bowling Green vs Ohio Prediction

One team will be eliminated from the race in the MAC's East Division when the Ohio Bobcats and Bowling Green Falcons hook up Wednesday night in Athens (8 pm ET, ESPN2).

With both teams at 4-1 and a game back of Kent State in the East, the 'Cats were early 3.5-point favorites over BGU.



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