It was Halloween weekend, so I’m not confident why any of us anticipated points to go as planned. From tricks like favorites going scoreless to treats like life-altering parlays, let’s fill our halloween buckets with the ideal and worst tears of the weekend.
Fantasy no cost-for-all
Alvin Kamara hadn’t scored a single touchdown all season. Leave it to my beloved Raiders to go complete “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives” and give us unwatchable content material even though Kamara and the Saints righted his statistical wrongs of the season. ESPN had Kamara projected for 18.7 points, which he surpassed in the 1st half alone on the way to a fantasy-matchup-destroying 42.eight. Alvin was operating like the Flash and the Raiders had been defending him like he was the Invisible Man. In the meantime, the Nightmare on My Street was watching the Raiders shed 24- and finding trash talked by my fantasy opponent crushing me with Kamara.
Verdict: Four buckets of tears filled … and I’m possibly performed with the heavy-handed Halloween references.
Speaking of operating backs … Derrick Henry’s reign as king took a delightful turn for bettors yesterday even though also becoming a complete reign of terror for the Texans, their fans and the sportsbooks. Rookie Malik Willis got the get started at quarterback for an injured and ill Ryan Tannehill, which was going to imply a lot more of King Henry, and the operating back reminded us all that his empire could be constructed solely on playing the Texans with 219 yards and two touchdowns — also recognized as just yet another game against Houston.
Where this one particular gets entertaining is mainly because so quite a few of us not only got the treat, but we also got to trick all of these fancy casinos in Vegas. Call it grown-up toilet papering, taking into consideration how quite a few betting slips had been cashed for us and trashed for them.
The more than/below on Derrick Henry’s rushing yards opened at 96.five and has grown to 104.five (-145 more than)
@CaesarsSports. The more than on Henry’s yds has attracted a lot more bets than any other “more than” player prop. 98.six% of the bets and 98.9% of the dollars wagered is on the more than.
David Payne Purdum
(@DavidPurdum) Oct 30, 2022
Caesars Sportsbook and MGM each got apples in their candy buckets Sunday with this bet, but a lot more importantly for all of us, we’re feasting on KING-sized candy bars. OK, NOW I’m performed with the Halloween weekend references.
Verdict: Five buckets of wealthy, wealthy, wealthy delighted tears
Why watch a random scary film prior to Halloween if you can just watch the finish of any Falcons game? The Panthers heard the contact and gave us our ideal couples costume more than the weekend with each Beauty and the Beast in one particular play. The throw? As wonderful as Belle.
Has to be the ideal throw of the year and not even close! 🎯🎯🎯
Patrick Mahomes II
(@PatrickMahomes) Oct 30, 2022
The celebration? Let’s just say Lumiere and Cogsworth would be hiding in the tower. With 73% of the dollars at Caesars on the Panthers (+four) in this game, most of us cared only about the touchdown and generating confident the Panthers covered. For the dollars-line crew, mainly because DJ Moore took his helmet off even though his feet had been nonetheless in the white paint behind the finish zone, the Panthers had been provided an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, pushing the additional point try back 15 yards. The kick was missed, and the Falcons won in overtime. Panthers cover, Falcons backers are mad and Panthers dollars-line crew, properly …
Verdict: Two buckets of tears. It’s the Falcons. We must often count on chaos.
Fourth-and-1 with 26 seconds to go and TCU (-7.five) with a three-point lead in West Virginia territory. You know what is coming. I know what is coming. This is as predictable as the terrible candy you know you happen to be finding from the neighbor no one particular likes. This is an try to get WVU to jump offsides to finish the game — which is specifically what occurred. It’s the rest of the play that had the unexpected M. Night Shyamalan twist.
OMG TCU (-7.five) WITH THE Final MINUTE HEAVE FOR THE COVER
(@ActionNetworkHQ) Oct 29, 2022
That’s ideal. The no cost-play heave not only covers the 7.five-point spread for TCU but also pushes the game more than 69, leaving all of us entirely stunned as we understand Bruce Willis was dead all along! Well, 72% of the tickets and 67% of the dollars at Caesars was on TCU, so the tears are largely delighted right here.
Verdict: Five buckets for an all-time useless play
Billy. Billlllyyyyyyyyyyy. Somebody verify on our guy and send him a basket of only the finest chocolates. Look, turning $ten into $two,400 is a heck of a trick, but cashing out on Henry against that Texans defense (see above graphic) now tends to make this the “I must have” $25,000 parlay Billy’s grandkids will inform their grandkids about.
Derrick Henry with two TD’s right now…
But I come bearing terrible news 🥲
(@br_betting) Oct 30, 2022
Billy gets all the buckets he desires and a cool Bucket of Tears sticker to make him really feel much better.
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