It’s The Saints That Go Marching To The Top In NJ Sports Betting Handle At DraftKings

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NJ sports betting continues to plow through the NFL season like a pro. However, in this week’s report from DraftKings Sportsbook, it was basketball that rewarded sports bettors.

This Week’s best bets at DraftKings Sportsbook

Even though this week’s best bets didn’t produce winners quite as big as last week’s results, there are still some impressive returns.

One New Jersey sports better correctly picked five NBA spreads. The result turned 15 cents into $111 at the highest odds of the week: 741.05. The spreads included:

  • Washington Wizards @ New Orleans Pelicans
  • Cleveland Cavaliers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
  • New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers
  • Atlanta Hawks @ Charlotte Hornets
  • Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Clippers

The NBA made another sports bettor very happy after turning $30 into $8,000. The player wagered on five NBA moneylines:

  • Washington Wizards @ Philadelphia 76ers
  • Cleveland Cavaliers @ Boston Celtics
  • Utah Jazz @ Charlotte Hornets
  • Memphis Grizzlies @ Brooklyn Nets
  • Houston Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs

Football and golf seem to work well together for the final best bet of the week.

One player turned $49 into $4,225 after a parlay of two NFL spreads, one NFL total, and the winner of the Hero World Challenge Golf Tournament paid off handsomely. The parlay included:

  • Jacksonville Jaguars to cover against the Indianapolis Colts
  • Dallas Cowboys to cover against the New Orleans Saints
  • Betting the total score on Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins
  • Winner (Hero World Challenge 2018)

NFL week 13 recap

Week 13 proved another exciting one for the National Football League:

  • The New York Giants snap the Chicago Bears’ winning streak
  • The Kansas City Chiefs are still in the hunt for their third straight AFC title — even without Kareem Hunt
  • Aaron Rodgers goes on the defensive as Green Bay loses to Minnesota

The real story for DraftKings, however, involves the handle on the matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys. America’s Team took a back seat to the Saints this week.

In fact, only 25 percent of the moneyline handle and 29 percent of moneyline bets were placed on the Cowboys. Additionally, twice as much handle was bet on the Saints (-7.5) than on the Cowboys (+7.5).

The most notable move in the top five and bottom five teams by handle came from the team that had the most handle at DraftKings last week. This week, the Detroit Lions went from top to bottom, coming in second from last.

Week 13: Top five teams by handle

New Orleans Saints11,06518,928$695,475
Pittsburgh Steelers6,56412,000$372,098
Los Angeles Rams11,37025,989$249,192
Los Angeles Chargers5,52210,125$241,961
Seattle Seahawks9,30520,627$236,629

Week 13: Bottom five teams by handle

Oakland Raiders1,7992,630$33,483
San Francisco 49ers1,4002,329$30,867
Cincinnati Bengals1,6973,612$25,277
Detroit Lions1,372

Washington Redskins1,1812,096$18,365

Note: The totals reflect wagers made through Dec. 2. Monday night’s game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles likely produced additional bets not reflected here ahead of kick off.

NJ sports betting favorites for the NFL and DraftKings

With four more weeks left in the regular season, there is a new entry in the top five teams by handle at DraftKings.

After bringing in the most handle for the NJ online sportsbook for the week, the Saints enter the top five in third place knocking the Eagles off the list.

There are no changes to the teams in the bottom five, unfortunately for them.

Season to Date: Top five teams by handle

New England Patriots43,949229,714$4,613,842
Kansas City Chiefs41,284221,726$3,675,061
New Orleans Saints41,212194,084$3,442,608
New York Giants39,128155,298$3,354,939
Green Bay Packers41,056185,359$3,235,013

Season to Date: Bottom five teams by handle

San Francisco 49ers20,61154,074$811,410
Tampa Bay Buccaneers23,40380,966$803,072
Miami Dolphins22,83072,886$793,338
Arizona Cardinals21,12162,485$782,127
Buffalo Bills19,65760,551$527,092

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Kim Yuhl is a freelance writer and blogger who writes about poker culture and the online gambling industry. A part-time member of the poker media since 2013, Kim recently sold her marketing business to write full-time while exploring the world.