Not extraordinarily, Patriots educate Bill Belichick downplayed the cut on Tom Brady’s throwing hand, which reportedly required 12 stitches after the quarterback led New England to a 24-20 comeback win over the Jaguars in Sunday’s AFC championship.
“He’s a tough man,” Belichick stated. “But we’re not speaking about open-coronary heart surgical treatment.”
A pair of William Hill sports ebook bettors weren’t raving about Brady or the Patriots, either, after losing two wagers on them as 7-factor favorites that totaled $750,000.
One William Hill bettor misplaced a $250,000 guess he located Saturday in Southern Nevada. Another misplaced a $500,000 wager he placed on Sunday at William Hill’s area on the Baha Mar Resort within the Bahamas.
It becomes that type of day for bettors and that form of the day for the sports activities books, which received largely as both underdogs protected on Championship Sunday and New England received but didn’t cover.
Underdogs 9-1 in playoffs
The Philadelphia Eagles whipped the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 inside the NFC name recreation as 3-point home underdogs for the second one consecutive week as ’dogs advanced to 9-1 inside the playoffs.
“We had the excellent day of the year for us,” Westgate sports activities ebook supervisor Ed Salmons stated. “For a non-Super Bowl, it changed into one of the first-class days we’ve ever had.”
Two $25,000 futures tickets lose
The Westgate’s earnings on Super Bowl futures helped make the day a big winner.
But it became a loser for the William Hill bettor who wagered $25,650 on Jacksonville on Saturday at 7-1 odds to win the Super Bowl and for the one who wagered $25,000 at the Vikings on Jan. 10 at 13-four odds to win the NFL identify.
Wynn Las Vegas bettor’s large day
It turned into a first-rate day for the Wynn Las Vegas sports activities ebook bettor who swept the board, prevailing all 4 of his six-figure wagers on Jacksonville, the Jaguars-Patriots below (45½) and at the Eagles within the first 1/2 and the sport.
“It’s difficult to triumph over that,” Wynn Las Vegas sports ebook director Johnny Avello stated. “The ’dogs are doing wonderful inside the NFL, but our large gamers play ’puppies.”
The Jaguars led 14-3 in the first half and 20-10 with less than nine mins left before Brady rallied the Patriots with touchdown passes to Danny Amendola, who stuck the sport-winner on a toe-tapping seize within the returned of the end sector with 2:48 left. But the duvet changed into in no way unsure for Jacksonville, which closed as a 7½- to an 8-point underdog.
Minnesota took a 7-zero lead on its commencing drive at Philadelphia, but Case Keenum threw a pick out-six on its next possession and the Vikings in no way recovered.
Nick Foles was sensational, throwing for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns to send the Eagles to their 1/3 Super Bowl and primary for the reason that 2005 when they lost 24-21 to the Patriots.
Super Bowl line
New England opened as a 5½-point favorite over Philadelphia and the whole is forty-eight. William Hill opened the Pats as a 5-point favorite whilst Wynn Las Vegas opened them as 6½-point favorites earlier than it became promptly guess down to six.
“We took pretty a chunk of money at plus-6½,” Avello said. “It became all wiseguys because we had been probably the handiest 6½. They simply kept having a bet it. They were probable arbitraging it.”
The Patriots are minus-230 on the money line and the Eagles are plus-195.
New England is in its eighth Super Bowl with Belichick and Brady and can be a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) as the simplest teams with six Super Bowl titles with a win.
The Patriots erased a 28-3 0.33-zone deficit en path to a 34-28 time beyond regulation comeback win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI.
Pats play close Super Bowls
That six-point win turned into New England’s biggest margin of victory in its previous seven appearances. The other six were determined by way of 4 factors or fewer.
Salmons and Bogdanovich each count on a close sport.
“There’s no cause it shouldn’t be,” Bogdanovich said. “I recognize who has the better defense and that’s Philadelphia. If Foles plays like this, there’s no purpose (the Eagles) aren’t going to be round.”
Record cope with anticipated
MGM Resorts sports activities e-book director Jay Rood said he expects a brilliant making a betting deal with on the sport and a massive influx of traffic from the fan bases.
“Philadelphia fans are going to need to get out of the bloodless and that they’re not going to go to any other bloodless venue,” he said. “I count on them to hop on an aircraft and are available to Vegas. Minnesota possibly gained’t be the maximum welcoming surroundings after (Sunday).”