With Saints +3.5 getting home despite New Orleans’ 17-16 loss at the Tampa Bay Bucs on Monday night, Socrates Cherry III from Aliante Casino has won the third-quarter mini-contest of Bookies Battle 2022. The Saints pick marked Socrates’ 39th winner from NFL Weeks 10-13, one better than Michael Smoller (Wildfire Boulder Casino), who needed a Bucs cover to claim the quarter’s prize.
Socrates earns $500 with the mini-contest victory and has also punched his ticket to the playoff portion of the contest, where there’s another $2,000 at stake. The top 10 contestants in the final regular-season standings, plus the four mini-contest winners, will compete during the NFL playoffs.
The season-long Bookies Battle standings see second-quarter winner Kyle Wainscott (Rivers Casino Des Plaines) leading the way for the $3,000 top prize with 112 winners. Craig Steppach (Gold Strike) is second with 111 correct calls, before a gap of four games to first-quarter winner Casey Degnon (Westgate Las Vegas), and then Robert Kowalski (Baldini’s Casino) five games back.
Consensus Picks, En Fuego
Bookies Battle consensus picks continued to roll in Week 13, tallying nine wins against six losses. The top six consensus picks — Vikings -3, Browns -7, Packers -3, Rams +8, Cowboys -9, and Lions -1 — all covered the spread.
The popular selections are an impressive 102-86-5 against the spread (ATS) on the season, good for a $740 profit for a $100 bettor.
Week 13 marks the fourth straight plus-.500 week for consensus plays, and since Week 3, there have been just three losing weeks, in addition to one right at .500.
NFL Week 14 Contest Lines
Here are the lines for Week 14 of Bookies Battle, which feature the largest spread of the season — the Cowboys laying a hefty number against the Texans.
|NFL Week 14 Contest Lines, Bookies Battle 2022|
|LV Raiders (-6) @ LA Rams|
|BAL Ravens @ PIT Steelers (-3)|
|NY Jets @ BUF Bills (-9)|
|CLE Browns @ CIN Bengals (-6)|
|HOU Texans @ DAL Cowboys (-16.5)|
|MIN Vikings @ DET Lions (-1.5)|
|JAX Jaguars @ TEN Titans (-3.5)|
|PHI Eagles (-7) @ NY Giants|
|KC Chiefs (-9) @ DEN Broncos|
|CAR Panthers @ SEA Seahawks (-4)|
|TB Buccaneers @ SF 49ers (-3.5)|
|MIA Dolphins (-3) @ LA Chargers|
|NE Patriots (-1.5) @ ARI Cardinals|