Normally, if 40 total points were scored in the Super Bowl, I would be clearing out duffle bags to collect cash from the books on my prop bets. As you know, I primarily bet under on NFL proposition bets. A game that came in more than 14 points below the total line would typically result in the under prop bets hitting much more often than not.
That did not happen in Super Bowl 55. The game was incredibly disjointed: way too many penalties (for the Chiefs), a lot of third down and longs, and a general lack of flow. The Bucs got up big and forced the already pass-happy Chiefs to throw on nearly every play. And so the game went sideways as the injury-riddled KC offensive line finally broke. In 2020-21 fashion, in a season with no fans, a Super Bowl with cardboard cutouts filling the stands, Tom Brady led the team with the lowest winning percentage of all the major sports league champions to the mountaintop. A storybook ending in an otherwise volatile and uncertain year. A tip of the cap to the Champs as well as to the entire league for navigating the pandemic successfully.
Sportsbooks Win Big On The Super Bowl
U.S. sportsbooks capped one of their most lucrative football seasons ever with a big win on the Super Bowl. More than $136 million was bet on the Super Bowl LV in Nevada sportsbooks with the state’s books winning $12.6 million. Approximately $117.4 million was bet on the Super Bowl in New Jersey sportsbooks — a 116% increase from last year’s game. After suffering net losses on their first two Super Bowls, New Jersey books won a net $11.3 million. I expect these numbers to nearly double for next year’s game as the gambling avalanche continue to roll down the mountain.
For KrackWins, Super Bowl props went 7-6, concluding another winning NFL season with an excellent 59.2% win rate (+41.5 units). Football has been only one part of the massive surge in our Nation’s bankroll the last 4 months. College and pro basketball are in full tilt and running at a white-hot 65% clip. The PGA season also is in full swing and veteran members know golf matchups always have been one of our most profitable edges.
And, as the days start to grow a bit longer, you can sense that the spring and Major League Baseball are right around the corner. So, the end of football does not mean much to us with basketball, golf, baseball, hockey, and WNBA all providing a far greater volume of juicy advantage plays. We don’t take a season, much less a day off, finding winners. Now let’s dive into my sports betting picks recap from last week.
Sports Betting News and Picks Recap
Look no further than this past week, which was yet another winner, highlighted by, what else, college basketball – which went 9-4-1 (+9.6 units). NBA went 2-2 (-.2 units), NHL 0-1 (-1 unit), and PGA matchups 1-0 (+1.75). Overall, we went 19-13-1, generating double-digit bankroll gains (+11.25 units). We are full steam ahead toward spring.