By Marc Lawrence –– Think the loss of two Pro Bowl tackles doesn’t mean anything to an NFL team? Think again. The Chiefs were the first team in NFL history to start two different tackles in a Super Bowl game than it did in its first time of the season. With it, Patrick Mahomes was pressured 29 times on Sunday while Tom Brady was pressured 4 times. It was the largest difference (25) in Super Bowl history, as well as the largest disparity in pressures for any game since ESPN started tracking them in 2009 … Saw this prophetic meme on a Twitter post yesterday and it really said it all: “AFC, NFC, KFC… don’t matter. I’m winning the Super Bowl.” – Tom Brady … Meanwhile, Bucs RB Leonard Fournette tied Larry Fitzgerald (2008) and Terrell Davis (1997) as the only players to score TDs in 4 games in a single postseason … So now the bigger question becomes did Brady ride the coattails of Bill Belichick, or was it the other way around? … SBLV might not have been the most compelling Super Bowl to watch, but don’t tell that to those who bet on the Bucs!
It turns out the biggest bettors in Vegas and online were on the Buccaneers and UNDER 56, and it turned out that the pros knew what was going on. Several million-dollar wagers were reported on Tampa Bay at $3.46 million and $2.3 million, and those bets cashed easily. The 31-9 final also sent the total easily UNDER, no drama on either front. Regardless, sportsbooks in Vegas walked away smiling as late public money poured in on the Chiefs. As far as the most popular props went, we’re still wondering why CBS cut away before Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians received his obligatory Gatorade shower. Everyone started scrambling because there was no TV footage of the Gatorade shower. But after some video emerged and some online sleuthing, it was determined that Blue was liquid of choice. If you bet Blue at +800, congrats on your 8-1 payoff … To read other props results click here.
Can’t Beat The Price
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Grinding Out The Profits
C’est Si Bon
From the Playbook Basketball Newsletter: Despite the muscular presence of power forward Zion Williamson, the Pelicans’ performance had been piss-poor this season until their 3-0 SUATS recent run. The well-oiled machine hops on board tonight noting that New Orleans has been itching to make amends for a 14-point knock-out suffered here at the hands of Houston just 10 days ago. That’s a good thing considering Houston’s 2-8 ATS mark in its last ten division road games when facing foes with same-season revenge. We “pass go”, though, knowing N’Awlins is 12-0 ATS at home in this series when seeking revenge from a same-season loss of fewer than 20 points. To that we say c’est si bon!