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BETTING DA BEARS


ESPN’s David Purdum reports there are more bets in Nevada on the Chicago Bears to win the Super Bowl than there are on any other team at multiple sportsbooks. The Cleveland Browns are right behind the Bears in Super Bowl bets. “It’s been kind of overwhelming, the support [for the Bears],” said Alan Berg, the senior oddsmaker for Caesars Sportsbook. “Every time the Bears go to the playoffs, the following year, the money just pours in. Everybody gets optimistic.” Purdum reports that the Bears are 9-1 to win the Super Bowl at Caesars, the fourth-best odds behind the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs who are co-favorites at 7-1, and the New Orleans Saints at 17-2. The Browns are 10-1. However, the story is drastically different at New Jersey and Pennsylvania sportsbooks, where bettors are loading up on the Philadelphia Eagles. Nearly 50 percent of the Super Bowl bets at SugarHouse sportsbooks in Pennsylvania have been on the Eagles.


Today’s 2-Minute Handicap

MLB – Pittsburgh: Archer 0-6 $ in August … San Diego: Quantrill 1-5 $ as a dog this season, Cincinnati: Gray 4-0 $ in August … Milwaukee: Gonzalez 0-5 $ away in August … Colorado: Freeland 4-0 $ career at Diamondbacks, and 7-1 $ in August … Baltimore: Bundy 1-7 $ in August … Angles: Heaney 6-1 $ in August … Dodgers: Kershaw 8-1 $ home in August.

Grinding Out The Profits

We came up short on this page in Cole Hamels’ last outing when we reported he was 15-1 in his previous 16 team-starts in August. He’s back tonight, only at home where he is 8-0 in his last eight home team-starts in August. With Frisco’s Tyler Beede sporting a 6.11 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP away this season, we’re going full court “press” tonight.
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