As a long-time user of Logans Sportsbook I often enjoy the promotions they offer seasonally. They are offering double the odds on the Super Bowl winner if you bet before the regular season starts and I don't see how I can't give this a shot for a half unit or unit. I've never really been a huge futures guy, but given that the favorite Colts now sit at 14-1, i figure what the hell throw out a flyer.
I really like the teams in the AFC North this year, specifically Cincy and Baltimore to have a shot at making deep runs, and the Saints and Colts could make a repeat appearance in the big game.
Based on the odds and fun nature of this bet, I am leaning towards taking Cincinnati at 25-1 (which turns into 50-1) hoping that the T.O and Ocho show can diva their way all the way to the title...
So who would you take??
I know it is pre-season, but do you think that this game by being played in a dome (typically higher scoring) in front of NFL hungry fans in Toronto could lead to a lot of points being scored?
Peyton and company will likely get to see another couple of drives and the Bills with all the injuries at RB might want to focus on their passing game more and air it out....
It’s hard to imagine we haven’t seen this score (11-10) in 12,837 games. It is even harder to imagine that Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu, making his second superstar play of the game, could score a game ending touchdown -- on a broken lateral pass -- with no time on the clock, effecting all wagers on the game, and then have the referees call it back for no apparent reason. The betting world stopped in shock.
The play happened after a late Steelers Field Goal, giving the Steelers a 1 point lead with 11 seconds left. With 5 seconds left, and the Chargers 1st and 10 at their own 21 yard line, Philip Rivers threw a short pass to LaDanian Tomlinson. Tomlinson then makes a lateral pass to a teammate, who then attempts to make an additional lateral pass to another teammate. Polamalu breaks up the play, picks up the ball, and runs into the end-zone as the clocks run out.
Steelers win 17-10.
The officials then reviewed the play, overturn the call (claiming an illegal forward pass), and revert the score to 11-10 and call the game complete.
With the line between -3.5 and -5 all week, the Steelers would have covered with the late TD, but with it being called back, all of those wagers are officially deemed a loss.
After the game, Official Scott Green conceded that they made a mistake, and that the TD should have stood.
In light of this mishap, and understanding the manner in which our players would be effected by this blown call by NFL officials, Logans.com has decided to not only refund all losing wagers, but to pay them as if they were winners.
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Chargers, Vikings, Jaguars and Browns all looking for first win
as odds makers try to make sense of early season upsets
LONDON (September 19, 2008) – It’s hard to imagine a game in week three of the football calendar being a must win for a team. It’s even harder to imagine that being the case for four teams. That’s where the Vikings, Chargers, Jaguars and Browns find themselves heading into the weekend. All were predicted by many to make the playoffs and some were predicted my more than a few to play in the Super Bowl. But, despite their early season woes, Logans.com is still giving most of them the benefit of the doubt.
Minnesota, a trendy dark horse pick to win the NFC this year, is already turning to an ageing veteran with diminishing skills in Gus Frerotte to replace the ineffective Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback after two losses to start the season. While the losses were against strong teams (Green Bay and Indianapolis), a third loss would all but dash any hopes of glory in January and February. The schedule does not get easier as the Vikings welcome the undefeated Carolina Panthers to town. Logans.com has Minnesota favored by 3.5 points.
Meanwhile, in the AFC, the team most thought would provide the stiffest challenge to New England’s dominance, the San Diego Chargers, are also staring down a potential 0-3 start to the season when they play host to Brett Favre and the New York Jets. The spread in this one is a big 9 points for San Diego, which Favre may take as a personal insult, especially playing under the lights on Monday Night Football, when he’s produced some of his greatest moments.
The tastiest looking game on the schedule for this week though is the Sunday night battle at Lambeau, between the undefeated Cowboys and Packers. These two teams finished first and second in the conference last season and are hoping to carry that momentum through this season as well. Dallas is a favored by a field goal and is probably thankful this game is being played in September and not December. Logans.com is also offering numerous props on this game, and others, including completions by Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers, receptions by Terrell Owens, margin of victory, team to score first and just about anything you can think of.
Other key games this week include the Jaguars trying to get their first win of the year, which will be tough on the road to Indianapolis, where the Colts are a solid 5.5 point pick, and the battle of Pennsylvania, where the Eagles try to recover from their late game collapse against Dallas last week when they face the unbeaten Steelers. Philadelphia is a 3 point favorite.
For an up to date list, please visit www.logans.com/live-lines.
NFL WEEK 3 ODDS
Home teams in CAPS
FAVORITE UNDERDOG SPREAD
ATLANTA Kansas City 5.5
BUFFALO Oakland 9.5
TENNESSEE Houston 5.0
NY GIANTS Cincinnati 13.5
WASHINGTON Arizona 3.0
NEW ENGLAND Miami 12.5
CHICAGO Tampa Bay 3.0
MINNESOTA Carolina 3.5
SEATTLE St. Louis 9.5
SAN FRANCISCO Detroit 4.0
DENVER New Orleans 5.5
PHILADELPHIA Pittsburgh 3.0
INDIANAPOLIS Jacksonville 5.5
BALTIMORE Cleveland 2.0
Dallas GREEN BAY 3.0
SAN DIEGO New York Jet 9.0
Marquee games highlight week three action, attracting lots of attention from bettors
LONDON (September 12, 2008) – Just three weeks into the season, NCAA Football has it’s first true blockbuster match-up this weekend when the top-ranked USC Trojans face off against the 5th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The winner will remain on course for a shot at the national title, while the loser will likely say goodbye to a potential BCS Championship birth in January. Logans.com has the Trojans posted as 11.5 point favorites, but there’s a lot more for fans to wager on that the final result.
Logans.com has posted props on a range of individual player performances for the game, including how many passing yards each of the quarterbacks will throw for in the game. Ohio State’s Todd Boeckman’s over/under is set at 195.5 yards while USC counterpart Mark Sanchez is at 235.5 yards passing. USC is also a 1-2 favorite to score the game’s first points, compared to a line of 8-5 for Ohio State.
Experts are expecting a high scoring game, with the best odds for total points scored being set at 3-1, for a total of 43-49 points scored. If you’re looking for a long shot, and thing the game might be a low scoring defensive battle with zero to 14 points cored, you can cash in on a 15-1 wager. Fans can also bet on the margin of victory, with the likeliest results being a USC victory of seven-13 points or an Ohio State upset of one to three points.
Other key games to be played this weekend include2nd-ranked Georgia at SEC rival South Carolina and 3rd-ranked Oklahoma at Washington. The Bulldogs and Sooners are seven and 20.5 point favorites, respectively. In battles of top 25 teams, 10th-ranked Wisconsin travels to 21st-ranked Fresno State as 1.5 point favorites, while on Friday night 19th-ranked South Florida hosts 13th-ranked Kansas. The Jayhawks are a 3.5 point road underdog in that game. Another game of note features the 14th-ranked East Carolina Pirates, playing at Tulane, where they are a 13 point bet. East Carolina has started the season by defeating two ranked teams – Virginia Tech and West Virginia – and could be the Cinderella story of the season.
For an up-to-date and complete list of odds and props, please visit www.logans.com/live-lines.
NCAA Week 3 Odds
FAVORITE UNDERDOG SPREAD
#1 USC #5 Ohio State 11.5
#2 Georgia SOUTH CAROLINA 7.0
#3 Oklahoma WASHINGTON 20.5
#6 MISSOURI Nevada 26.5
#7 LSU North Texas 41.5
#8 TEXAS Arkansas 24.0
#9 Auburn MISSISSIPPI ST. 10.5
#10 Wisconsin #21 FRESNO ST. 1.5
#11 ALABAMA Western Kentucky 28.0
#12 TEXAS TECH Southern Methodist 36.5
#14 East Carolina TULANE 13.0
#15 ARIZONA ST. Nevada –Las Vegas 22.5
#16 Oregon PURDUE 8.0
#17 Penn St. SYRACUSE 27.0
#18 BYU Ucla 8.0
#19 SOUTH FLORIDA #13 Kansas 3.5
#22 Utah UTAH ST. 24.0
#23 California MARYLAND 14.5
#24 ILLINOIS La. Lafayette 24.5