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For the gambler in you

Posted on: September 30, 2010 9:50 pm
Edited on: October 1, 2010 12:10 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The weekly Bodog prop bets are out, and with it comes this surprising news. Apparently, people are betting on Pittsburgh to win the Super Bowl.

From Bodog sportsbook manager Richard Gardner:

“With Big Ben’s return on the horizon and the Steelers sitting pretty at 3-0, we have seen a flood of money from bettors taking them to win the Super Bowl. No one expected them to start 4-0 which could have been bet at 50/1, but their defense has been rock solid and their back-up QB’s have stepped up to the plate, so a win against the Ravens this weekend will have them challenging for the odds on favorite to win the Super Bowl.”

I don’t see it, but if you’ve got some extra money lying around, it might not be the worst bet in the world .

Vick vs. McNabb - Who will score the most touchdowns in the game (passing and rushing) 

Donovan McNabb (WAS) QB +175

Michael Vick (PHI) QB -215

Vick is the favorite. And I would have to take him as well. At this point, he’s been nearly unstoppable (fourth-and-ones with the game on the line notwithstanding).

If Donovan McNabb scores a rushing TD will he celebrate in the following way?
Michael Jackson leg kick dance 20/1

Dunk the ball over the goal post 25/1

Finger roll the ball over the goal post 25/1

How can dunking the ball over the goal post and rolling the ball over the goal post get the same odds? Is McNabb athletic enough to still dunk it? Besides, what if he goes up for the dunk but just misses, yet the ball still goes over the crossbar? What then? Who gets paid off?

How many times during the game will they show Kevin Kolb on the sideline? (needs to be a direct shot of him, not in the background):

Over/Under 3 ½

This is a tough one. But I go with the under. Kolb was on the sideline last week too. Besides, it’s not the biggest story out there this week.

Which team will be the last remaining winless team in the 2010 NFL season?
Carolina Panthers 7/4  (+175)

Cleveland Browns 5/2  (+250)

Buffalo Bills 7/2 ( +350)

Detroit Lions 7/2  (+350)

San Francisco 49ers 6/1  (+600)

Man, like our latest Top Ten With a Twist, the Bodog people don’t think much of Mike Singletary’s coaching ability.

(EDIT: 12:08 a.m.): Thanks to reader SayWhat??, I screwed up and read the odds wrong. The Panthers are the favorite to be the last winless team, not the 49ers. In that case, yeah, go with the Panthers. Or the Bills.

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Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: October 1, 2010 1:20 pm

For the gambler in you

sf has 6-1 odds that means VEGAS thinks they have the least chance out of the teams listed to get their 1st win.

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2010 12:34 am

For the gambler in you

You guys should just start paying Chad Millman..... oh wait, he has a better job

Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2010 12:12 am

For the gambler in you

Well, I'm not sure anybody actually LIKES the 49ers, but yeah, you're right. My mistake. Thanks for letting me know.

Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2010 10:11 pm

For the gambler in you

Uhm, hey might want to check the odds again.

The Bodog people are saying they think San Francisco and Mike Singletary have the WORST chance of staying unbeaten of the remaining winless teams.

So that means Bodog LIKES the 49'ers team. The odds actually imply they don't think highly of the Panthers (and coach John Fox).

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