This year, New Jersey sports bettors observed the week in fine fashion. The results of the games were pretty kind to the players.
The NFL betting week at SugarHouse
The first and foremost of the betting options was the slate of NFL games on Thanksgiving Day itself. In all three games, the favorite covered against the spread.
According to PlaySugarHouse online sportsbook, those outcomes resulted in wins for the players two out of three times. Bettors placed the majority of wagers on the clash between the Saints and Falcons, which resulted in a 31-17 Saints victory.
As it happens, the Saints have won 10 games in a row after dropping their season opener. The team is also one of the best-performing against the spread, covering nine out of 11 times.
The weekend was not as kind to the favored teams. Underdogs managed to cover against the spread six out of 10 times — evidence of games that were closer than expected.
However, the biggest of winners was the bettor who correctly placed an 11-team parlay on the week’s football action. The Colts‘ comeback win secured a sweet $7,900 payout for the lucky player.
Mattias Stetz, COO of Rush Street Interactive, is upbeat about the next few games this week, too:
“Thanksgiving is always one of the best NFL betting days of the year. Over the past few weeks we’ve seen great NFL matchups in primetime, and we’re looking forward to more of the same with Titans at Texans for Monday Night Football and the Saints at Cowboys on Thursday.”
Other events that caught on in NJ sports betting
Of course, not everyone wants to bet on NFL games. Thankfully, SugarHouse Sportsbook had several other options for players to bet.
Lebron James made his return to Cleveland on Nov. 21. The new Los Angeles Laker scored 32 points to lead his new team to a 109-105 win over the Cavaliers.
To capitalize on James’ inevitable appearance at Quicken Loans Arena, SugarHouse offered a multitude of odds boosts on prop bets for the game. Bets against the Cavs this season are, unfortunately for them, a pretty good bet to make.
It was also a wild week for college football. PlaySugarHouse bettors hammered the lines for the Michigan — Ohio State game most often. Players also put their money on the Oklahoma — West Virginia clash that ended in a 59-56 squeaker.
And let’s not forget the Match
Finally, bettors found numerous prop bets to make on golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson this week. The two superstars collided for a heads-up match for a $9 million winner-take-all tournament Nov. 23.
In the end, Mickelson prevailed after 22 holes of play, which included holes that were invented on the fly.
That sounds fun, in theory, but the golfers floundered under the spotlight so badly that, no exaggeration, Charles Barkley was calling it bad golf.