On the next play, Denver defensive back Aqib Talib intercepted Smith and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown to cover the spread.
“We had one of our house players make a decent size bet on the Seahawks minus-9.5,” SuperBook football oddsmaker Ed Salmons. In late January, the SuperBook opened the Cowboys at 30-1 to win it all. “Then, they erupted when the interception occurred.”
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Simbal said the pick-six with 15 seconds left caused a seven-figure swing against his shop.
While the majority of bettors faded the Cowboys, there were still a few wise to the team’s potential. “We had a ton of moneyline action on the Seahawks as well.”
Dallas was a big as a 10-point underdog to the Seahawks at the Wynn and SuperBook on Sunday. The Cowboys destroyed the Saints 38-17 in Week 4.
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After its upset of defending champion Seattle, Dallas is now 12-1 to win the Super Bowl at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. With Denver leading 24-17 with less than a minute to play, things looked extremely bleak for Broncos backers. Only five teams — Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Oakland and Jacksonville — had longer odds to start the season.
This week, though, the early action is on the Cowboys, who opened as 3-point home favorites over the New York Giants, but were laying 5 at most shops as of Monday.
Vegas gamblers also bet heavily against the Cowboys in some of the early point spreads that were released in May by the SuperBook. And the larger bets on the Cowboys’ season win total were on the over, according to SuperBook assistant manager Jeff Sherman.
For the sports books, it’s a great year for a perennial public favorite like the Cowboys to make a run. The SuperBook took 13 more bets on the over on Dallas’ season win total of 8 than it did on the under. It was the biggest upset of the season, point-spread-wise, and handed the sports books one of their biggest wins of the day.
. Only the Seahawks and Green Bay Packers have better odds in the NFC.
“When it looked like they were going to call a safety, you could hear everyone in the sports book grumbling and cursing at the refs,” said Jason Simbal, vice president of race and sports at CG Technology, who works out of the M Resort. By September, after an offseason full of ridicule, Dallas had fallen all the way back to 75-1. Betting was so light on Dallas in the offseason that its odds to win the Super Bowl fell significantly. But officials ruled Smith down at the 1-yard line. Dallas went from a 1.5-point home underdog to New Orleans in May to a 7-point home ‘dog to the Saints in September. The Cowboys (5-1, 4-2 ATS) dominated with 23 first downs to Seattle’s nine. It looked over when Jets quarterback Geno Smith was sacked in the end zone for what could have been called a safety that would have made the final margin 9, a hair short of covering the 9.5-point spread