Las Vegas getting 'steamrolled by 49ers money'
A single bettor placed nearly $1 million in wagers on the 49ers, part of a trend that has Vegas sportsbooks rooting hard for the Ravens to stay within the point spread.
Jay Rood, MGM Mirage Vice President of Race and Sports, told The Linemakers on Sporting News that 65 percent of the money has been bet on San Francisco.
William Hill oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro agreed, telling Covers.com, “We’ve been steamrolled by 49ers money.”
The flood of 49ers money prompted many sportsbooks to move the line from San Francisco -4 to -4.5.
The best outcome for books would be a 49ers win by 3 points or less, because many bettors took the underdog Ravens on the moneyline.
Bettors also have been pounding the over, pushing the total to 48.5.
Rood said the big 49ers bettor placed a series of bets totaling close to $1 million.
“He was all over the place, a little on the first half, first quarter,” Rood told The Linemakers. “But he’s the reason we’re a little long on the 49ers.”
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