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NFL 2023 Week 10 Betting Recap: $6M Payout On Hard Rock App In Florida

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NFL 2023 Week 10 Betting Recap: $6M Payout On Hard Rock App In Florida

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The big winner in Week 11 of the NFL betting was a Florida bettor who hauled in a $6 million payout off a 4-leg parlay placed on the Hard Rock Bet app. 

Legal sports betting returned to Florida after a two-year lawsuit-induced hiatus last week. The Hard Rock Bet app launched unannounced last Tuesday to a limited-use audience, including those who had the app when it was shuttered by a federal judge in late 2021. 

Despite the limited number of players available – for now – the app has booked some hefty wagers in its first week of operation. 

Sunday’s monstrous payout came on a four-leg parlay from the Houston Texans-Cincinnati Bengals game. One Hard Rock App better in the Sunshine State wagered $500,000 on the following four legs:

  • RB Devin Singletary Over 51.5 Rushing Yards
  • RB Devin Singletary Anytime TD
  • Over 45.5 Points
  • Texans Win Outright 

The Texans won 30-27 on a field goal as the clock expired after Cincinnati’s Tyler Boyd bungled a potential TD pass on the Bengals final drive. Cincy would tie the game 27-27 on a field goal but left 1:33 on the clock. The was enough time for C.J. Stroud to get the Texans in position for the game-winning kick.

That wasn’t the biggest wager booked by the Hard Rock Bet app since it launched on November 7. The book took a pair of $1 million bets on the Bills in the first half Monday night at -1.5 and -4.5. The underdog Broncos led 15-8 at the break and won 24-22 at the gun on a second-chance field goal. 

One bettor dropped $1.12 million on Kent State to cover as 10.5-point underdogs (-115) and $426,000 on the moneyline at +325. The book cleared more than $1.5 million as the Flashed got blindsided by Bowling Green in a 49-19 loss. 

“It's the first time many of these players have had access to legal sports betting, and we're seeing incredible excitement not just on football, but with wagering on events across our deep betting and parlay markets. The large individual bets and overall volume are consistent with what we experienced previously in Florida,” Hard Rock Senior Director, Communications Jon Chapper told bookies.com on Monday. 

Bettors Offer Strong Reviews

Rob Lang of Fort Lauderdale is better known by his “Beatin'  The Bookie” moniker online and via social media. Lang enjoyed a profitable NFL Sunday using the Hard Rock Bet app. 

He even profited from a potential glitch in the app when he double-bet $3,300 on the in-game over of 36.5 points in the 49ers-Jaguars late in the third quarter because he didn’t realize the first bet went through. 

Final Score: 49ers 34, Jaguars 3.

“Very surprised,” Lang said via a DM chat on X. “It was great, the app is better than FanDuel and DK in my opinion, and had better lines than those two books, and for over players had lower totals. Didn’t see any limits. Touchdown scorer odds are significantly higher than other books.”

The app has received favorable reviews in both the App Store and on Google Play. It has seen more than 100,000 downloads overall in the App Store and has a 4.9 rating and more than 2,380 reviews.

Lang said he was impressed with the live streaming portion of the app, that updated play in real time on some wagers. 

“Same game parlays odds were a little wacky low, but they’re probably just getting used to them,” Lang said. “My friends love it. I’d say 95% positive feedback. You can see the Seminoles took their time.” 

Lang believes the $500,000 wager was a sharp bet but called the Kent State play “one of the worst, illogical I’ve ever seen.” 

Overs Strike Back In Week 10

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The unders were 85-52-1 this season after the early game on Sunday, which saw the Colts beat the Patriots 10-6 in Germany. Starting at 1 p.m. through Sunday night, the overs had their best run of the season on NFL {anchor("betting apps","BDC - EN - Article",20985,"","","","gtm-content-internal-links") !!}. They went 8-3 in the 11 games during that span. 

The Detroit Lions continued their three-year run of success against the spread, covering the 2.5-point line and the over in a 41-38 win at SoFi Stadium over the “home” Los Angeles Chargers. The Lions are an NFL-best 7-2 against the line this season. The Lions’ margin of victory is 4.2 points this year, and 1.5 points over the line. 

It was one of four games on Sunday and six in Week 11 that ended with field goals on the game’s final play. 

The others:

  • Houston’s (+5.5) upset 30-27 win at Cincinnati pushed Cincinnati out of the 7th playoff spot in the AFC. The Texans are in for now at 5-4. 
  • The Browns rallied from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to clip the Ravens (-6) in Baltimore in a 33-31 upset. 
  • Kyler Murray returned from injury to lead the home dog Cardinals (+2) to a 25-23 victory over the Falcons. 
  • Denver's (-7.5) 24-24 Monday night win at Buffalo.

All five games that ended with field goals on the final play Sunday went over their points total. 

Week 10 Breakdown By The Book

In general, the public fell short again in Week 10. The public scored with the 49ers (-3) rout of the Jaguars and the Lions, which floated from 2.5 to 3 points, depending on the book and time. The books hit back thanks to the aforementioned losses by the Browns and Bengals. 

Borgata AC: "Mixed bag Sunday. Some sharp money on the Texans (actually needed the Bengals to cover). The Niners-Jags was pretty evenly bet. Lost on the total in that one. Seattle-Washington was best result of the day. Took some bigger wagers on the Browns, so we ended up losing on the side in that one despite the money line parlays losing on the Ravens," Borgata AC Director of Race and Sports Thomas Gable said Monday. 

BetMGM: “The public is on the chalk this week backing San Francisco and Baltimore. We’ll need the Jaguars and the Browns to cover in these highly anticipated matchups. Michigan bettors continue to back the Lions and the Chargers covering would be a great way to head into Sunday Night Football for the book,” Sports Trader Seamus Magee posted early on Sunday. The most lopsided game at  BetMGM in terms of handle was the Lions at -3 with 81% heading into Sunday afternoon. That was push for some. The public won on the two most-lopsided plays in terms of spread handle: Steelers (-3) with 75% and Colts (-1.5) with 76%. “We had a good week. Bengals losing was best outcome. Ravens losing was good too,” John Ewing told bookies.com Sunday night. 

Beau Rivage Casino: The Mississippi book “had a great day Saturday with a double-digit hold percentage. Houston and Cleveland was huge for us,” on Sunday as well, Race and Sportsbook Manager Carl Johnson said Sunday. 

Circa Sports: The book had a “decent week” reported Director of Operations Jeffrey Benson. The Lions outcome was welcomed by the book, but the Cowboys crushing their 17.5-point line in wrecking the Giants 49-17, not so much. Benson also reports that the Bengals and Ravens losing knocked out some parlays. 

DraftKings: The Boston-based book split on its top-four teams by handle against the spread. The public won on San Francisco (-3.5) and Pittsburgh (-3), while the book pulled back money on the Ravens (-6.5) and Bengals (-5.5) – both of which lost outright. The price on Christian McCaffrey to score a TD was pushed down to -190 on Sunday morning. He was also +370 to score first. That was a double win for the book as McCaffrey was kept out of the end zone for the first time in 17 games. But it wasn’t for lack of trying. 

SuperBookSports: “We’re up a decent amount heading into SNF,” noted Risk Manager Andrew Babakitis from Pittsburgh. He watched his hometown Steelers win and over Green Bay. His book saw sharp play on Indy, Tampa, Washington, Pittsburgh, and Arizona. “Houston was huge for parlays, biggest win by far of the day for the house. A very solid bounce back from a tough week last weekend.” 

Survivor Pool Update

Cincinnati’s home loss to Houston tore through the Circa Survivor Pool like a great white shark. A total of 432 (36.7%) of the remaining players went down with the Bengals. Another 69 entries circled the wagons and then circled the drain with the Bills on Monday night. Through Week 11, there are a mere 605 entries remaining from 9,267 that began the season, or 6.52%.

Major Bets Of Note

Hard Rock Bet (Florida)

Payout: $6 million on a $500,000 Four-Leg Parlay 

  • RB Devin Singletary Over 51.5 Rushing Yards
  • RB Devin Singletary Anytime TD
  • Over 45.5 Points
  • Texans To Win Outright

Loss: $1 million on Bills 1H -1.5 (-110)
Loss: $1 million on Bills 1H -4.5 (-110)

Caesars Sportsbook

Payout: $420,000 On $220,000 Bucs -1 (-110)

DraftKings

Payout: $81,875 on $25 4-leg 1st TD Scorer Parlay (+327500)

  • Jonathan Taylor (+500)
  • Najee Harris (+700)
  • Brandon Aiyuk (+950)
  • Rachaad White (+550)

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