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Odds are Las Vegas bookmakers have a good handle on NFL playoff games

Odds are Las Vegas bookmakers have a good handle on NFL playoff games

Quarterback Andy Dalton won’t be participating in the NFL playoffs next week, but his 49-yard touchdown pass on fourth and 12 in the final minute Sunday gave the Cincinnati Bengals a surprising victory over the Baltimore Ravens that changed the fate of five teams.

And sent the sportsbooks here into a tizzy.

With eager gamblers already lining up to place wagers, oddsmakers thought they had a handle on what the betting lines would be for the first week of the playoffs — until Dalton’s pass scrambled the plans.

Suddenly, the Ravens were out of the postseason, the longshot Buffalo Bills were in, and the projected pairings were shuffled.

“When that play went down, I...

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