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Taysom Hill's TD helped the Saints get the money Monday night against the Bucs. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

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.

Bookies Battle is an NFL picks contest among bookmakers throughout the sports betting landscape, including some of the top oddsmakers in the business. Check out the full standings here.

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

Current numbers: Super Bowl 57 odds | Week 14 odds

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Marcus DiNitto

Marcus DiNitto

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Marcus DiNitto was news managing editor of Gaming Today. In past roles, he has been managing editor at national sports websites SportsBusiness Daily, Sporting News, and The Linemakers, as well as with licensed sportsbook operator USA Sports Gaming. Marcus graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and studied sports and entertainment marketing at New York University.

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