Rivers’ Kyle Wainscott Wins Bookies Battle 2Q Mini-Contest; NFL Week 10 Contest Lines

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Kyle Wainscott from Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, has won the second-quarter mini-contest of Bookies Battle 2022, claiming the $500 prize and a spot in the playoff portion of the contest. Wainscott tallied a 36-18 record from Week 6-9, a 67% winning clip.

Playing Ravens -2.5 (at Saints) on Monday night, Wainscott took the quarter by two games over second-place finishers Michael Hastey (DraftKings at Casino Queen, IL) and Craig Steppach (Gold Strike, Tunica). Hastey had a shot to win the mini-contest going into the NFL Week 9 finale, but needed a Saints cover to get to the tiebreaker.

No tiebreaker was necessary for Wainscott, as Baltimore rolled to a 27-13 victory.

Patrick Queen (l), Justin Houston, and the Ravens helped deliver a win for Kyle Wainscott in Bookies Battle 2022 (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Wainscott also owns a one-game lead in the overall standings heading into the second half of the 2022 season, with 78 winners through nine weeks. BetMGM’s Jason Scott is a game back, and the trio of Steppach, Robert Kowalski (Baldini’s Casino), and Kalen Carlisle (Wynn) are three games off the lead.

More than 50 bookmakers from around the sports betting industry are competing in Bookies Battle, our NFL picks contest. Here again is the prize pool structure:

  • Regular-season first place: $3,000
  • Regular-season second place: $1,000
  • Quarterly mini-contest winners (Week 1-5, Weeks 6-9, Weeks 10-13, Weeks 14-18): $500
  • Playoff winner: $2,000 (top 10 in standings, plus quarterly winners earn berths)

Follow the contest here: Bookies Battle 2022

Consensus Picks

After fighting their way to above .500 with a solid four-week stretch, Bookies Battle consensus picks are heading back in the wrong direction.

A 4-7-2 performance in Week 9 follows the 6-9 mark from Week 8, and on the season, the popular selections are a below-Mendoza 65-66 (with five pushes).

Five players – Scott, Kowalski, Steppach, last year’s champ Max Schmerin (Rivers Pittsburgh), and Thomas Daly (Hollywood Lawrenceburg, Indiana) – showed the way in Week 9 with 8-3 records. Wainscott was among 10 contestants who picked seven winners last week.

Contest Lines for NFL Week 10

There are 14 games on the Week 10 slate as the second half of the NFL season commences. Here are the contest lines:

NFL Week 10 Contest Lines, Bookies Battle 2022
ATL Falcons (-3) @ CAR Panthers
SEA Seahawks @ TB Buccaneers (-2.5)
MIN Vikings @ BUF Bills (-6)
DET Lions @ CHI Bears (-2.5)
CLE Browns @ MIA Dolphins (-4)
DEN Broncos @ TEN Titans (-3)
HOU Texans @ NY Giants (-6.5)
JAX Jaguars @ KC Chiefs (-9.5)
NO Saints (-2.5) @ PIT Steelers
IND Colts @ LV Raiders (-6.5)
ARI Cardinals @ LA Rams (-3)
DAL Cowboys (-5) @ GB Packers
LA Chargers @ SF 49ers (-7)
WAS Commanders @ PHI Eagles (-11)

Bookmaker Spotlight Q&As: Baldini’s Robert Kowalski | South Point’s Chris Andrews | BetMGM’s Jason Scott | Bally Bet’s Jay Rood  | Station’s Jason McCormick | Westgate Young Gun Casey Degnon | Golden Nugget’s Tony Miller

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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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