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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence, ==

• ESPN reports Cincinnati was 125-1 to win the Super Bowl entering the season, making them just the second team 100-1 or longer to reach the Super Bowl in the past 40 seasons (1999 St. Louis: 150-1), according to It was one of five teams to enter the season with 100-1 odds – the other four hold the top four picks in the draft were Houston, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York Jets.

• Underdogs of at least three points are 7-2 outright and 8-1 ATS in the Super Bowl since 2007. Underdogs of at least 3.5 points are 6-0 ATS and 5-1 outright in the Super Bowl in that span. Since 2001, underdogs of at least three points are 12-3 ATS (9-6 outright).

• Cincinnati is 7-0 ATS and 6-1 outright as an underdog of at least three points this season, including 6-0 outright and ATS when Joe Burrowstarts. Burrow is 11-2 ATS in his career as an underdog of at least three points (7-5-1 outright).

• Burrow is also 7-0 ATS in postseason games in his career dating back to college, including bowl contests and conference championship games. He is 3-0 ATS and outright in his pro career in the postseason.

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