Bookmakers competing for the $3,000 top prize in the 2021 Bookies Battle are taking advantage of early market value in Week 13, as the top-six consensus picks have seen the betting line move in their direction since contestants locked in their selections.
The Dolphins were laying just a field goal at home against N.Y. before news dropped about Giants QB Daniel Jones being declared out due to a neck injury. The Dolphins shot up to 6-point favorites on oddsboards as of Friday afternoon. Miami, on a four-game win and cover streak, is the top consensus play this week, with 70.9% of contestants the laying the points. New York, meanwhile, has covered four of its last five.
The Ravens (-3 at Steelers) have the support of 67.7% of the field, in a game that has seen line movement similar to Giants-Dolphins. Baltimore has also been bet up to -4.5 for the first meeting of the season against its divisional rival.
The third consensus play is another favorite that has seen its point spread increase during early wagering. The Colts (-8.5 at Texans) are laying 10 points on the road as we head into the weekend. Indy, no stranger to laying big numbers, is 2-1 ATS as double-digit chalk this season. Should the line hold or widen by kickoff, this will be the seventh time Houston has been gifted 10 points or more, and it is 3-3 ATS so far in these spots.
Next on the list of consensus Week 13 plays come a couple of underdogs and another favorite – all showing value when comparing contest lines to current market numbers.
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Separation At The Top Of The Standings
Nick Smith (Snoqualmie Casino Sportsbook), Mike Lewis (Suncoast Hotel & Casino), and Max Schmerin (Rivers Pittsburgh) continue to battle at the top of the leaderboard.
Nick and Mike, each with 102 winners on the season, share a one-game lead over Max. Then, there’s a four-game gap to Duane Colucci (Rampart) and Robert Kowalski (Baldini’s), who are tied for fourth with 97 winners apiece.
In addition to the first-place prize of $3,000, second place takes home $1,000, and the top 10 in the standings advance to compete for another $1,000 in our NFL Playoffs picks contest.
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