The ‘Bayou Bets’ crew was back Monday to continue NFL previews, talk about a NASCAR controversy and dip their toes into some college football futures.
The show airs live at 4 pm every Monday and Thursday on Bet.NOLA.com and is sponsored by Caesars Sportsbook, official odds provider of The Advocate and Times-Picayune.
Each week leading up to the NFL season, Bet.NOLA.com is previewing a different NFL division. Host Zach Ewing and sports betting writers Jim Derry and Spencer “The Guru” Urquhart wrapped up the NFC East on Monday with a closer look at the Washington Commanders (win total at Caesars: 7½) and the division odds and then previewed the AFC West, which is this week’s division.
Derry writes a win total/betting preview for one team a week each Tuesday through Friday, and Urquhart follows with a fantasy preview. On Tuesday, check out the Denver Broncos on Bet.NOLA.com.
Then it was on to a discussion about NASCAR, which stripped Denny Hamlin of an apparent win at Pocono Raceway on Sunday evening after his car failed post-race inspection. That allowed Chase Elliott (+750) to claim victory even though he didn’t lead a single lap. It also caused some chaos in the sports betting world.
The key, the Bayou Bets crew said, was to know your sportsbook’s house rules before betting. At Caesars, NASCAR bets aren’t graded until after post-race inspection, so only Elliott tickets were declared winners. Other books honor the on-track winner no matter what happens with inspections.
Finally, the trio took a look at Heisman Trophy odds — could Alabama linebacker Will Anderson win it as a defensive player? — and compared the Sun Belt Conference futures to the coaches poll released Monday.
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