Top Sports Betting Industry News
1. NBA 2K League hit with betting scandal, resulting in the ban of a player from the league. A player from Heat Check Gaming named “24k Dropoff” has been banned from the league for allegedly giving insider information to an outside bettor.
2. Mount Airy Casino opened its retail sportsbook earlier this week, less than a week after they launched their online site through FOX Bet. The 7,000 square-foot sportsbook is connected to Mount Airy’s PokerStars-branded poker room. Mount Airy, through PokerStars, is also expected to be the first online poker room to open in Pennsylvania. A timeline is currently unknown as to when that will happen.
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This Week’s Best Bet at FanDuel Sportsbook
Kansas vs Boston College (-21) – 7:30 PM: See write-up here.
Maryland vs Temple (+7) – Saturday 12:00 PM: See write-up here.
Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers (Under 43) – Sunday 1:00 PM
The Green Bay Packers take on their second division rival in as many weeks. The Packers defense completely shut down the Chicago Bears last Thursday, winning by a score of 10-3. The offense, however, looked completely lost throughout most of the game. A jump ball touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Jimmy Graham was only touchdown in the game. New head coach Matt LaFleur will have to figure out what needs to be adjusted heading into Week 2 if the Packers are going to beat this Minnesota Vikings team.
The Vikings defense was just as impressive as the Packers defense, maybe even more impressive. The Vikings shut down the Atlanta Falcons offense throughout most of the game. The score ended up 28-12 but that was thanks to a couple of garbage-time touchdowns. The Falcons were expected to have a high-octane offense this season but the Vikings defense put that to bed for at least one week.
Dalvin Cook ran the ball great for the Vikings in Week 1. Kirk Cousins didn’t do much through the air (8/10 – 98 yards – 1 TD) but he also didn’t have to. The Packers defense will look to carry their run defense over from Week 1 (46 rushing yards allowed) into Week 2 and slow down Cook. It is clear the Vikings plan this season is to run the ball more. That is also the expected formula for the Packers offense this season.
Two teams with what appears to be excellent defenses and run-first offense, this Packers/Vikings game should be one of the more lower-scoring ones in recent years. I expect both defensive secondaries to play excellent and cause issues for both quarterbacks. The winner of this game will be whoever runs the ball better. I could see either team walking away with an easy victory in this one but I do expect the game to be low-scoring and cover the UNDER of 43.