Sharp bettors mostly back same side in Eagles-49ers game – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sharp bettors at the South Point were squarely on the Eagles all week as 2½-point favorites over the 49ers in Sunday’s NFC championship game.
Sharp bettors at the South Point were squarely on the Eagles all week as 2½-point favorites over the 49ers in Sunday’s NFC championship game.
That changed momentarily Friday morning when South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews went to Philadelphia -3.
“It’s been all Eagles. Now that I’m at 3, I’m getting play back on the 49ers,” he said. “I do have some decent money line play on the 49ers +130.”
Not long after moving the number to 3, the South Point went back to 2½ (-110), where it is at every other book.
“I’m surprised it took an hour and a half to get me back to that number,” Andrews posted on Twitter (@andrewssports).
Circa Sports also moved the line for a short time Friday to Eagles -3.
“For like a minute,” Circa director of risk Chris Bennett said. “Sharps are mostly on the Eagles.”
The betting public is backing Philadelphia at Station Casinos, where it accounts for 65 percent of the tickets on the game.
“Both handle and ticket counts favor the Eagles,” Red Rock Resort sportsbook director Chuck Esposito said. “Sharp money has been on the Niners plus the points. But the public has been all over Philadelphia.
“We’d be Niners and under fans if it kicked right now.”
The total is 46½ after it opened at 45½ for the matchup of two of the NFL’s top defenses. San Francisco has the league’s No. 1 scoring defense, allowing 16.4 points per game, and Philadelphia ranks sixth at 19.5 ppg. The Eagles also led the NFL in sacks with 70.
“It wouldn’t surprise me to see a push on the under by the time the game kicks,” Esposito said. “With the amount of sacks the Eagles had this year and the Niners’ defense, I could see this game being a little bit closer and lower scoring.”
The Westgate SuperBook has taken steady two-way action on the game, though vice president of risk Ed Salmons said he understands why sharps are siding with the home team.
“You’re essentially just asking Philadelphia to win at home against a rookie quarterback (Brock Purdy) who has had only two road starts,” he said. “He’s gotten away with some passes that should’ve been intercepted. This game, to me, the 49ers better get the lead early. They don’t want to play from behind against the Eagles, just because of the way they can run the ball and hold onto the ball and use so much clock.”
Two Caesars bettors could win more than $1 million if the Eagles or Niners win the Super Bowl.
One Arizona bettor has a total of $300,000 to win $505,000 on Philadelphia to win the NFC, and a total of $180,000 to win $870,000 on the Eagles to win the Super Bowl.
A Nevada bettor made two major wagers on the Niners on Nov. 13: $100,000 to win $500,000 to win the NFC and $75,000 to win $900,000 to win the Super Bowl (12-1).
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Player to score first touchdown
At Westgate SuperBook
Christian McCaffrey +650
Jalen Hurts +750
A.J. Brown 9-1
Miles Sanders +950
Deebo Samuel 10-1
DeVonta Smith 10-1
Dallas Goedert 10-1
George Kittle 10-1
Brandon Aiyuk 14-1
Elijah Mitchell 20-1
Brock Purdy 25-1
Kenneth Gainwell 30-1
Boston Scott 40-1
Quez Watkins 40-1
Jordan Mason 40-1
Jauan Jennings 50-1
Field (all others) +875
No TD scored 300-1

The Golden Knights signed a multiyear agreement Tuesday with a newly approved bookmaker in Nevada to become an official sports betting partner of the team.
The day after Tom Brady’s season ended, the Raiders emerged as the favorites to sign the seven-time Super Bowl champ. But those odds changed after the 49ers lost rookie quarterback Brock Purdy.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts are the +140 co-favorites at the Westgate SuperBook to be named Super Bowl MVP.
BetMGM took a $135,000 wager to win $100,000 on the Eagles on the money line (-135) over the Chiefs, and Caesars took a $110,000 bet on over the total of 49½.
The line for the NFL title game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles opened as a consensus pick’em at Las Vegas sportsbooks.
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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a high ankle sprain, which impacts prop bets for both teams in Sunday’s AFC championship game.
The Chiefs are 1½-point favorites over the Bengals on Sunday following several line moves since Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain.
The 49ers are on a 7-0 streak against the spread in the NFL playoffs. San Francisco also is on a 12-game winning streak straight up this season (10-2 ATS).
The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-point favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday’s AFC championship rematch after the favorite flipped twice this week.
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