Underdogs Had Their Time In The NFL Spotlight At SugarHouse Sportsbook

Posted By Bart Shirley on December 3, 2018

This weekend was packed with action on SugarHouse Sportsbook. Bettors of all stripes had great wagering options spread across several sports. And it’s a crazy time of year for sports and NJ sports betting.

Here’s what happened:

Football ramps up the intensity of NJ sports betting

Football in December is a time of decision. College football sports betting is hot as teams determine the fate of their bowl aspirations. NFL teams begin to see the playoff picture in clearer focus.

So, every subsequent week carries an increased level of import. Week 13 in the NFL was no different and yielded plenty of intrigues.

According to SugarHouse Sportsbook, four NFL underdogs not only covered the spread but won their games outright. The Cardinals, Cowboys, Giants and Jaguars all came out on top.

If previous betting trends in New Jersey are any clue, that Giants win was good news for bettors in the Garden State. However, the most-wagered game on the site was the clash between the Cowboys and Saints on Thursday night.

So how ’bout those Saints?

Speaking of the Saints, the team from New Orleans broke its 10-game winning streak with the three-point stumble against “America’s Team.” The Big Easy crew is now 9-3 against the spread, while the Cowboys have risen to 7-5 and first place in the NFC East.

PlaySugarHouse rewarded the NFL bettors for their patronage all day. Various games throughout Sunday were subject to First Score Sunday, which boosted odds on “First TD” bets.

What happened in college football?

For college football fans, perennial favorite Alabama met its biggest test in the SEC Championship game.

The boys from Tuscaloosa had to come from behind to nab Georgia, 35-28. In doing so, the Crimson Tide secured its fifth-consecutive appearance in the College Football Playoff.

Elsewhere, SugarHouse NJ sportsbook bettors won big with the University of Central Florida. The Knights’ 56-41 victory over Memphis was its 25th straight, and SugarHouse players took advantage of the team’s red-hot streak.

Other sports things were happening, too

Football was not the only sport to make history this weekend. The first pay-per-view heavyweight title fight in boxing in 16 years took place on Dec. 1.

WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder took on British contender Tyson Fury for the belt. The two giant men battled for 12 rounds but could only come to a split draw on the judges’ scorecards. As a result, Wilder held onto his belt by default.

Needless to say, a rematch is already in the works. SugarHouse is already taking action on Fury, who is the -148 favorite on the return bout even though it has yet to be confirmed.

On the NBA side of things, the Denver Nuggets have caught fire and have used a five-game winning streak to claim possession of the Northwest Division. Two of the Nuggets’ games were recipients of heavy wagering last week.

All in all, there was no shortage of excitement at SugarHouse Sportsbook. Be sure to keep an eye open for more deals as we head toward the end of 2018.

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Bart Shirley is a writer and poker player from Houston, Texas. When he's not teaching high school math and business, Bart writes about the NJ online casino industry and US online poker. He has a master's degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a degree in English from Texas A&M.

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