That's all folks. Bettable now at the Venetian Hotel and Casino sportsbook in Las Vegas. It's a full win less than I expected and the "juice" even favors the under. It's -110 (11 to win 10) to bet over 5 and -120 (12 to win 10) to wager under 5. That's a 30 cent cut. Other joints and major offshore books will deal a more fair 20 cent vig when their numbers are posted.
The Venetian put the odds up on May 6 and as of Sunday the Dolphin number had not changed. Not exactly much respect or any projected bounce. We would have to equal or do worse than last year's 4-12 for an over bet to lose. Five wins is a push, money refunded.
BTW, please don't ask me to make messenger bets. The casinos have cracked down on that and locals who threaten to win are always on thin ice here. At various points I've been barred from wagering at the Caesar's, Harrah's and Circus Circus sportsbooks. The big offshore outfits like Cris, Olympic and Pinnacle will have these numbers shortly, if not already. Las Vegas' McCarron International Airport operates every day.
Damn, I lost the sheet or I would post all the team over/unders. I do remember the AFC East:
* New England 11.5 over -140
* Jets 8.5 over -120
* Buffalo 7.5 flat -115
Our opening opponent, Denver, is listed at 8.5 on the season wins. The Venetian also has bettable pointspreads on the opening week slate. We are a 4.5 point home underdog to the Broncos.