Cleveland Browns Gamble on Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt, who was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs after videos of him assaulting a young woman were made public, finally found a new home in the league. He will now feature in the backfield of the Cleveland Browns. Browns GM John Dorsey released a written statement regarding the signing.  “We fully understand and …

What Kyler Murray’s Decision Teaches Us About Futures Betting

Kyler Murray is headed to the NFL. The Oklahoma phenom announced yesterday that he is reversing his original decision to play Major League Baseball and will be eligible for the NFL Draft in 2019. The outcome comes as a surprise when viewed in context of the long-term futures odds for Murray to stay committed to …

AAF Debut: Great Ratings and Just Plain Weird Football

It’s not a surprise that the Alliance of American Football drew a nice TV rating on its opening weekend. Start-up leagues tend to enjoy a “curiosity” draw in fledgling fortnights. But while the organization has made strides trying to present an alternative viewing experience, NFL and NCAA fans were treated to a mixed bag. The …

AAF Betting Still Largely a Mystery as Sportsbooks Pass on Week 1

Upstart leagues in American football tend to all follow the same trajectory. They begin with massive hype and fanfare, draw big Week 1 television ratings thanks to curious fans tuning in, and manage to flourish for a very brief period of time. After that, mediocrity on the field and football-fatigue among the public leads to …

Wizards Likely Remain Big Underdogs; John Wall Out For a Year

John Wall was looking at being out for 6-8 months after undergoing heel surgery last month after discovering that he had a genetic defect in his foot that affected his Achilles tendon. As stated in the Wizards’ release, he has had terribly bad luck since then:  “Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left …

Future Bets Cashed; NFL Honors Announced

Now that the Superbowl is in the books we can start reflecting on the NFL season as a whole. The NFL honors ceremony was on Saturday, and today we take a quick look at who won.  MVP and Offensive Player of the Year: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs  The sophomore sensation started only one game last year. Then, …

Betting Public Vindicated as Patriots Score Only TD of Super Bowl LIII

There were a trio of mainstream gambling narratives headed into the 53rd Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the L.A. Rams. The first was that casual gamblers were going all-in on New England. Over 4 out of every 5 point-spread bets taken by BetOnline were on the Brady Bunch to cover (+1), (EVEN), …

Three Questions NFL Bettors are Asking Heading into Next Season

With the 2019 Super Bowl here, we take a minute to glance at some questions NFL bettors will be asking heading into next season. There are many things that teams need to address this offseason, some of which could determine the performance of this past year’s contenders. Let’s take a look at the issues surrounding some of last …

Cross-Sport Props: Guide to Hyper-Betting Super Bowl LIII

There are many prop markets floating around for Sunday evening’s Super Bowl LIII between the L.A. Rams and New England Patriots. Serious in-game propositions like “Who Will Win the Super Bowl MVP Award” are listed next to total groaners like the coin-toss bet and the color of the winning skipper’s Gatorade bath. A Super Bowl …

Dolphins Betting on New Blood Behind Center for 2019 Success

It was reported on Friday that the Miami Dolphins are planning to move in a different direction in regards to the Quarterback position. Ryan Tannehill was seen as the long-term starter for the franchise ever since he began his career there. He was drafted eighth overall in the 2012 NFL draft by Miami.  However, according to Armando …