Most of us had been looking forward to Thanksgiving week 2018, but spirits were especially high among NJ sports betting fans. Players knew to expect big things for Thanksgiving week and NJ sportsbooks did not disappoint, with SugarHouse Sportsbook on the front line.
The stars aligned perfectly and as the promos were rolling out, game results turned out to be particularly kind to the bettors.
SugarHouse Sportsbook Presents The NFL Betting Week
As the tradition goes, you can’t have Thanksgiving Day without a platter of NFL games. This year, however, all three games ended with the favorite covering against the spread.
In the case of the SugarHouse Sportsbook, this made two out of every three players a winner on the holiday. The biggest amount of bets were riding on the Saints defeating the Falcons, which as you probably know by now ended up better than expected, with a spectacular 31-17 Saints victory.
We can’t blame the spirit of the holiday for the big win, though. The Saints happened to be on a winning streak. It’s no accident that they’ve made so many bettors happy, since they’ve covered against the spread 9 out of 11 times during this NFL season.
The weekend, however, was more favorable to underdogs, rather than the favored teams, and they covered against the spread 6 out of 10 times.
That isn’t to say that some players didn’t leave the SugarHouse Sportsbook with a lot of money in their accounts. The best example is a true daredevil – a NJ sports betting player bet his money on an 11-team parlay on the entire week’s NFL action. As a result, he went home with a $7,900 cash-out and all thanks to a marvelous comeback for The Colts.
Mattias Stetz, the COO for SugarHouse Sportsbook’s parent company Rush Street Interactive, shared his excitement for how well the Thanksgiving weekend played out for bettors. The better the matchups, the bigger the turnout for NJ sportsbooks and Stetz says he only hopes for the football frenzy to continue in full force during the following weeks.
What Else Happened In NJ Sports Betting
It was a big week for NJ sports betting in more ways than just the NFL. SugarHouse Sportsbook made sure to keep the action running for those looking to bet on something other than football.
Before Thanksgiving week even set off, Lebron James returned to Cleveland on Nov. 21. SugarHouse accompanied his visit to the Quicken Loans Arena with a variety of odds boosts on prop bets. Sadly, the better bets were against the Cavaliers – not just for this game, but during this entire NBA season. The game ended with yet another loss for the team, thanks to the Lakers’ new team member scoring 32 points, resulting in a 109-105 victory against the Cavs.
College football brough in a fair share of excitement for Thanksgiving this year as well. A lot of SugarHouse Sportsbook bettors walked away happy after the Michigan vs Ohio State game. Oklahoma-West Virginia was quite the nail-biter for many players and ended in a remarkable 59-56 for Oklahoma.
At another address in the sports universe, a $9 million winner-take-all tournament took place. We’re of course talking about the face-off between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson this Nov. 23.
The game was a true rollercoaster, with holes being invented on the fly and Mickelson snatching the victory after 22 holes of play. As a result, many fans were outraged and NJ sports betting commentator went as far as to call it ‘bad gold’.