Win totals for the NFL’s 2017 regular season are open for wagering at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, where oddsmakers have posted the Patriots at an unheard of 12.5 wins.
While 12.5 is the highest opening win total that sports betting observers can remember, the number is not necessarily surprising. New England is the favorite in its first 15 games of the season, according to another Las Vegas sportsbook operator, CG Technology, which last week posted point spreads for all the NFL’s games from Week 1-16.
It’s fair game, if you’re a fan. I’m not the blaming [the] fan or anything. He’s within his rights to do that, Ausmus said Thursday, via mlive.com. We have to make the adjustment.
Ausmus said he has never dealt with something like this before in the majors. He also indicated that the light crowd 12,281 people were in attendance contributed to the fan’s voice being louder.
I think the acoustics of Tropicana Field helped and the fact that there’s not a huge number of people sitting in the stands, Ausmus told reporters. Most of the time, when you have a decent-sized crowd, it’s all kind of white noise. All the noise kind of mixes together and nothing really stands out.
The Rays won 8-7 after Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias committed a throwing error in the ninth by tripping over himself on what should have been an easy double play.