February Filled With Jackpot Winners At PA Online, Brick-and-Mortar Casinos

The shortest month of the year packed plenty of action for casinos in Pennsylvania.

February featured the arrival of Borgata online casino in Pennsylvania with over 150 games.

All land-based casinos in PA, after being closed about a third of the year in 2020, are now open and operating at reduced capacity with enhanced heath and safety protocols.

Also, there were lots of jackpot winners who found “hot” machines during a snowy February in Pennsylvania.

This is not a complete list of jackpots.

Divine Fortune welcomes another winner

Steven K., from Furlong, PA, is a regular player at PlaySugarHouse.com. Divine Fortune, the popular progressive online slot game, was the first game he ever played on the app, but he hadn’t played for over two years when he gave the game another go in February.

He was rewarded with a wonderful welcome back prize. The project manager hit the Divine Fortune jackpot with a $3 bet, winning $259,550 while playing at home on his phone.

“I started screaming and ran downstairs to my wife to show her,” he explained. “And then my phone died! I had to get my laptop out and make sure it was real.”

As for plans for the prize, Steven said he would discuss options with his wife and would like to set up a foundation to help single mothers so their kids are able to play sports.

This is the 19th Divine Fortune jackpot winner since its launch in 2019 on Rush Street Interactive’s two online casinos in Pennsylvania, BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com.

“We love when our players win life-changing jackpots,” said Mattias Stetz, COO of RSI, which operates PlaySugarHouse.com.  “This is one of many recent Divine Fortune jackpots which proves our players can win big, even when placing small bets.”

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

A $57,097 Grand Jackpot on Lightning Cash.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia also posts jackpots on their Instagram stories. Follow the hashtag #ReelWinningsatRivers

Some February winners we spotted in our Insta stories were:

  • $28,8823 at Caribbean Gold
  • $20,000 on Ultimate X Poker
  • $13,771 on Quick Link

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Harrahs Casino Philadelphia

Lightning strikes for a lucky Harrahs Casino player who won a $93,829 jackpot at Lightning Link.

Live! Casino Philadelphia

Live! Casino Philadelphia celebrated their official grand opening during the week of Feb. 4 with local sports celebrities, theatrics, and fireworks.

The newest casino in PA  casino welcomed jackpot and other winners, too.

Binh N. of Philadelphia, PA won a 2021 Lexus RCF Sport in a promotion to sign up in advance for a Live! Rewards Card.

Some Feb. Jackpot winners at Live! Casino Philadelphia:

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Wind Creek Casino

Mount Airy Casino

Mohegan Sun Pocono

Here’s a reason to scream. Hitting a $55,000 jackpot on Screaming Links at Mohegan Sun.

Other jackpot winners at Mohegan Sun Pocono:

Other February Jackpots at PA casinos

Hollywood Casino

Dan and Janet won $157,706.49 on HollywoodCasino.com. They visited Hollywood Casino and picked up their “big check” from General Manager. Dan Ihm.

Hollywood Casino Feb. jackpots:

Parx Casino

March is Problem Gambling Awareness month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and others are ramping up efforts to educate and raise awareness about the effects of gambling disorders.

Some resources and responsible gambling tools include:

  • The PA Self-Exclusion program now allows individuals to ban themselves from iGaming, Fantasy Contests, and Video Gaming Terminals, or VGTs.
  • www.ResponsiblePlay.pa.gov, a new website dedicated to addressing problem gambling, with information and links to identify a potential gambling problem and find help.
  • The PlayPause program from GeoComply and Conscious Gaming allows individuals to self-exclude from online casino sites across state lines. This important RG tool debuted in PA at BetMGM in late December 2020.
  • Options for participants to limit online play or their spending at operator websites. That includes fantasy contests, online casino games, online poker, and/or online sports betting.

Your Guide to Live Dealer Games at PA Online Casinos

Live dealer games finally arrived at PA online casinos. Here’s a look at how they work, and where you can play them in Pennsylvania.

The much-anticipated live dealer games are now available in Pennsylvania.

Live dealer give players the chance to play casino table games, at home in real time with a live dealer. The most common options are blackjack, roulette and baccarat.

These games are transmitted from a remote studio and live-streamed to computers and mobile devices. A dealer, just like if you were at a casino, deals the cards.

Some reasons players prefer live dealer:

  • Social interaction
  • Slower pace
  • More entertaining than playing against RNG (random number generator)
  • Trust playing a live dealer more than RNG

These games in PA are provided to casino operators via a partnership with Evolution Gaming. To get a feel for the games, see the demo video from PlayUSA provided below.

Here are some online casinos in Pennsylvania that feature live dealer and a list of their selection of games, which are available on iOS, Android and desktop.

BetRivers online casino

The BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse library features low- and high-stakes Blackjack games (with side bets such as 21+3 and Bet Behind).

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Infinite Blackjack
  • First Person Roulette
  • First Person Lightning Roulette
  • First Person Blackjack

DraftKings Casino

Players in PA can access DraftKings Casino through the standalone casino app, the DraftKings sportsbook app or via desktop.

DraftKings live dealer selections in PA so far include:

  • DraftKings Blackjack 1: Min bet $100/max bet $5,000
  • Blackjack 1: Min bet $30/Max bet $2,500
  • Backjack 2: Min bet $50/Max bet $5,000
  • Blackjack 3: Min bet $250/Max bet $5000
  • Blackjack 4: Min bet $50/Max bet $5000
  • Blackjack 5: Min bet 50/Max bet $5000
  • Blackjack 6: Min bet $30/Max bet $2500
  • Infinite Blackjack: Min bet $1/Max bet $5,000
  • Roulette: Min bet $.50/Max bet $2,000
  • Auto Roulette: Min bet .10/max bet $10,000

FanDuel online casino

Live dealer games for FanDuel can be accessed through through the standalone app, the FanDuel sportsbook app, or via desktop.

FanDuel games selection:

  • Infinite Blackjack: Min $5/Max $5,000
  • Slingshot Roulette: Min .10/Max $10,000
  • Blackjack Table 1: Min $25/Max $5.000
  • Blackjack Table 2: Min $50/Max $5,000
  • Blackjack Table 3: Min $250/Max $5,000
  • Blackjack table 4: Min $250/Max $5,000
  • Blackjack table 5: Min $50/max $5,000
  • Blackjack table 6: Min $30/Max $2500
  • First Person Lightning Roulette: Min .20/Max $10,000
  • First Person Blackjack: Min $1/Max $5,000
  • First Person Roulette: Min .20/Max $10,000

Bet MGM online casino

BetMGM live dealer:

  • Blackjack Live
  • Infinite Blackjack
  • American Roulette
  • American Auto Roulette
  • First Person Roulette
  • First Person Lightning Roulette

Caesars Casino

Live dealer at Caesars online casino:

  • Live Blackjack Table 1: Min $30/Max $2500
  • Live Blackjack Table 2: Min $50/Max $5,00o
  • Infinite Blackjack: Min $5/Max $5000
  • Live Roulette: Min. 50/Max $10,000)

Unibet

Live dealer at Unibet online casino:

  • Infinite blackjack: Min $5/Max $5,000
  • Blackjack 1: Min $30/Max $2,500
  • Blackjack 2: Min $50/Max $5,000
  • Roulette: Min .50/Max $10,000
  • Auto routlette: Min .10/Max $1,000

Hollywood casino

Live dealer choices at Hollywood online casino:

  • Blackjack Live (6 tables)
  • Infinite Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Lightning Roulette
  • First Person Blackjack

Description of Evolution Studio’s Live Dealer Games

Here’s a description of the live dealer games from Evolution Studios.

First person Lightning Roulette: In every game round, one to five randomly generated lucky numbers are struck by lightning and have random multipliers of between 50x and 500x applied.

First Person Roulette: The classic single zero game from a first person perspective.

Blackjack Live: Touted as the “fastest live dealer blackjack in the world.” There are seven seats at each live table. An unlimited number of players can also “bet behind.” Live dealers interact with players throughout the game and deal “real” cards. Bets are placed through an interface as players try to achieve a hand that’s closer to 21 (without going over) than the dealer’s hand.

Players also have the choice of:

  • Full screen video
  • Optional insurance
  • Double down
  • Split pair bets
  •  21+3 and Perfect Pairs Side Bets
  • Pre-Decision and Bet Behind added-value features

First Person Blackjack: A first person view of the table (pictured, right). It includes the usual Blackjack bets and Perfect Pairs and 21+3 side bets. In addition, the player has a choice of five hands in each game round. You can place a bet on one hand or multiple hands.

Infinite Blackjack: An unlimited number of players can all play on the same seat whereas standard Blackjack tables have 7 seats.

Tipping dealers at online casinos

When you are playing live dealer games, you can tip dealers just like you would at a brick-and-mortar-casino.

Click on the “hamburger menu”and you will see an option for tipping. The dealer’s name will appear and you’ll be given an option of what amount you would like to tip.

Live dealer demo from Golden Nugget NJ

If you would like to get a look at how live dealer games work, check out this video from the PlayUSA YouTube channel.

PA Casino Players Ring in the New Year with Big Jackpot Wins

These PA online and land-based casino players started the year off right with big jackpot wins at slots and table games.

As temperatures dropped, January jackpots raised the spirits of a number of lucky Pennsylvanians.

All casinos in Pennsylvania reopened on January 4 after closing for a few weeks in December to slow the spread of coronavirus. A new year brought a new casino to Pennsylvania. Live! Casino Philadelphia opened for preview days ahead of its official Feb. 4 grand opening. With the slots turned on and the games “live,” the casino handed out its first jackpots.

Whether casinos were closed or if players didn’t feel like braving the cold, many found big wins at PA online casinos, which are always “open.” In December, a player at Hollywood Online Casino won $537,000, the biggest jackpot win ever on the site.

Here are some players who started off 2021 with jackpot wins.

This is not a complete list of jackpots.

Harrah’s Philadelphia

What a way to ring in the New Year. A $111,864 Four Card Poker jackpot.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Two Dancing Drums jackpots at Rivers Pittsburgh:

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Rivers Philadelphia announces some of their jackpot winners on their Instagram stories. Vincent S. won $33,600 at All-Star Poker II.

Live! Casino Philadelphia

Martino C. won Live! Casino Philadelphia’s first big jackpot when he hit for $48,000 on the Double Diamond slot.

The first jackpot at Live! Casino Philadelphia was for $2,600 at China Shores.

Mount Airy Casino

Mohegan Sun Pocono

Wind Creek Casino

Wind Creek online casino winners:

Parx Casino

A $53,186 jackpot at Lightning Cash.

Other jackpot winners at PA casinos

The Meadows:

Hollywood Casino:

Presque Isle Downs:

Please note, these results are not common. PAOC reminds readers to always set limits and play responsibly.

Lead image via Live! Casino facebook page.

Colin Cowherd Whiffed on Ravens, Eagles and Steelers in 2020 NFL Predictions

Colin Cowherd went 40-41-2 on his 2020 Blazin’ 5 NFL picks, but also predicted Ravens to go undefeated, Eagles to win NFC East, and Steelers to struggle.

The NFL’s regular season ended but checking on Colin Cowherd‘s choices has not.

Each week, PAOC posts  Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 picks and analysis then reviews them on Monday (or Tuesday). The host of “The Herd” and one of the personalities used to promote the Fox Bet sportsbook app posted a 40-41-2 record for the 2020 NFL season.

Before the NFL kicked off, Cowherd made a number of predictions.

How did they turn out?  We kept the receipts (the Tweets) and compared what he said to what actually happened.

Cowherd’s preseason predictions

  1. The Raiders went 8-8, a one-game improvement from 7-9 in 2019.
  2. With Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in Tampa Bay, the Patriots finished  7-9, their worst record since 2000.
  3. Before he went down with a season-ending knee injury in Week 11, Joe Burrow threw for 2,688 yards, 13 TDs and 5 INTs. He was on pace to break Andrew Luck’s rookie record (4,374) for most passing yards.
  4. They did not but the Ravens (11-5) are on a five-game winning streak heading into the playoffs.
  5. Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome leg injury in Week 5 and the Cowboys finished a below-average 6-10.

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 NFL Playoff Predictions

Cowherd went with the chalk for his NFL playoff predictions.

Cowherd’s preseason picks and Fox Bet odds

AFC Playoff predictions:

AFC East: Buffalo Bills (+115) favorite
AFC North: Baltimore Ravens (-188) favorite
AFC South: Indianapolis Colts (+110) favorite
AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs

To make playoffs:

Denver Broncos: No (-200), Yes (+162)
Cleveland Browns: No (-154), Yes (+130)
Los Angeles Chargers: No (-188), Yes (+150)

AFC playoffs:

AFC East winner: Buffalo Bills
AFC North winner: Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC South winner: Tennessee Titans
AFC West winner: Kansas City Chiefs

Wild Card teams:

  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Baltimore Ravens

Cowherd correctly picked two of four AFC Division champs. He picked one of three Wild Card teams. 

NFC playoff predictions:

NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles (+150)
NFC North: Minnesota Vikings (+160) favorite
NFC South: New Orleans Saints (-111) favorite
NFC West: San Francisco 49ers (+110) favorite

To make playoffs:

Green Bay Packers: Yes (-138), No (+115)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Yes (-225), No (+180)
Seattle Seahawks: Yes (-143), No (+115)

NFC East Winner: Washington
NFC North: Green Bay Packers
NFC South: New Orleans Saints
NFC West: Seattle Seahawks

NFC Wild Card:

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Chicago Bears

Cowherd correctly picked one of four NFC Division champs. He picked one of three Wild Card teams. 

Cowherd’s other NFL predictions

Ravens will go undefeated

DraftKings offered the market for six teams. The Ravens’ odds to go 16-0 were +2500; only the Kansas City Chiefs (+2200) had better odds.

According to Cowherd, there are three “great rosters” in the NFL this year: San Francisco, Kansas City and Baltimore.

“I’ve never said this in my life, [but] Baltimore is the two scariest things in football: stacked and pissed,” he said. “Lamar Jackson is the only MVP in my lifetime where people have said the following year they think he will regress. Half the league doesn’t buy into Lamar Jackson.”

The Ravens finished 11-5, and the Chiefs 14-2.

Eagles are the class of the NFC East

LOL. The Eagles finished last in a historically awful NFC East.

Patriots will struggle

Cowherd said the Patriots were going to be a “really bad football team” and win 5 or 6 games. The Patriots exceeded Cowherd’s prognostication (7-9).

Trubisky trouble

Cowherd said it was time for the Bears to admit they whiffed on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and move on.

This looked like an early, easy layup for Cowherd when Trubisky was benched during Week 3 in favor of Nick Foles. But Trubisky got the job back when Foles was injured at the end of November. The 8-8 Bears visit New Orleans during Wild Card weekend as 10-point underdogs.

Wrong on the Steelers

Cowherd forecasted  a 7-9 record for the Steelers.

He continued disrespecting the Steelers calling them the “worst 11-0 team ever” back when they were still undefeated. Pittsburgh won the AFC North and will host the Browns in the Wild Card round as 6-point favorites Sunday night.

Lead image via The Herd YouTube channel.

December Jackpot Winners Find Luck Online and At PA Casinos

The month of December produced dozens of big jackpot winners across Pennsylvania, at land-based casinos and online gaming sites.

Casinos in Pennsylvania closed again in mid-December to slow the spread of coronavirus and reopened on Jan. 4.

Pennsylvania players had luck before the shutdown and online in December. A player at Hollywood Online Casino won $537,000, the biggest jackpot win ever on the site.

The “sun” shined on one lucky Mohegan Sun player twice as he won a pair of jackpots.

December was merry and bright for the following jackpot winners at PA online and retail casinos.

BetMGM online casino launches in PA

BetMGM online casino officially made its entrance into Pennsylvania in December. It’s the state’s 13th interactive casino.

The welcome offer for new BetMGM customers includes $25 in freeplay and a 100% deposit match up to $1,000. In addition, they are having a “party.” For BetMGM’s PA Launch Party Sweepstakes promotion, players earn entries for every $20 wagered on slots or table games.

BetMGM’s online casino arrived with a robust (for PA) library of games. It has:

  •  120 slot titles
  • 8 types of roulette
  • Game King Video Poker and Let it Ride
  • Baccarat
  • Jackpot slots Divine Fortune and Mercy of the Gods

BetMGM’s online casino is available in PA via Android, iOS and desktop (casino.pa.betmgm.com).

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Note: The following is not a complete list of winners from the month of December. 

Hollywood Online Casino biggest jackpot

An online casino in player in Pennsylvania got a not-so-scary surprise when he was playing Halloween Jack at Hollywood Online Casino.

On December 16, Randy won $537,000 at a Halloween Jack slot game.

“This has been our biggest jackpot win so far,” Rich Criado, general manager of iCasino for Penn National Gaming, said in a news release.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Live! Casino Pittsburgh

Mohegan Sun Pocono

Wind Creek Casino

Wind Creek online casino wins:

Parx Casino

Hot stuff! A $105,576 win at Great Balls of Fire.

Other jackpot winners at PA casinos

Mount Airy:

Harrah’s Philadelphia:

Presque Isle Downs:

Please note, these results are not common. PAOC reminds readers to always set limits and gamble responsibly.

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? An Eagles’ Loss Spoiled Cowherd’s Season, Too.

Colin Cowherd is backing mostly underdogs in his Week 17 Blazin’ 5 at Fox Bet Sportsbook, and he needs to win 3 or more to secure a winning season.

Colin Cowherd went into the last week of the regular season “hopeful to win three games or four” of his Blazin’ 5.

Instead, he went 2-3. The final game where he picked the Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5) proved to be pivotal in terms Cowherd’s overall record. The Eagles failed to cover and Cowherd’s 2020 record fell to 40-41-2. 

It’s a sub .500 effort from for the host of “The Herd” and a slight step down from 2019’s record of  42-41-3. 

On Sunday morning, Cowherd said he would replace the Eagles pick with the Rams (+3). However, he noted that it was “too late make change in Blazin’ 5.” The Rams covered.

Wentz to Colts in 2021?

The Eagles benched Carson Wentz during their Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers. He was replaced with rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts who has held the starting position since then.

In June 2019, the Eagles signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million contract extension that included about $66 million guaranteed at signing. Wentz somehow landing with the Colts and head coach (and former Eagles’ OC) Frank Reich was included in Cowherd’s 2021 wish list.

Colin Cowherd 2020 Week 17 NFL picks

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on “The Herd” at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.

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Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants (+1.5)

Colin’s pick: Giants

Colin’s final score: Giants 24, Cowboys 23

Cowherd said:

“I’ve gone back and forth on this, I’m going to take New York. I think it’s a ‘go either way’ game but here’s why I think the value is with the Giants. The Dallas defense has improved in the last month but it’s still shaky. It’s last or next to last in points, third down percentage, rushing defense. They’ve allowed 30+ points in eight games this year, and given up 120 points off turnovers, the most in the NFL. Here’s what I like, Jason Garrett, the former coach with the Cowboys, has really done a good job with Daniel Jones. Daniel Jones hasn’t had an interception in his last five starts. Nobody knows the Cowboys personnel like the Giants’ offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. They’re at home, they can still get in. They’re both playing for the same thing. I think the value is on the Giants’ side.”

Final score: Giants 23, Cowboys 19

Did Cowherd win? Yes

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers (+6.5)

Colin’s pick: Panthers

Colin’s final score: Saints 30, Panthers 27

Cowherd said:

“This is an easy one. It’s an in-division game. Carolina has got no quit. Young coach and young roster. The Saints’ defense has been a little creaky in the last three games, giving up 171 rushing yards per game. The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 games ATS, they have 8 losses by just one possession. Teddy Bridgewater played great in Week 7 against his former teammates. New Orleans is the better team, that is not the question. Six and a half is a lot of points in a rivalry game for a smart young coach, a veteran quarterback, and a young team getting better.”

Final score: Saints 33, Panthers 7

Did Cowherd win? No

Tennessee Titans (-7.5) vs. Houston Texans

Colin’s pick: Titans

Final score: Titans 36, Texans 26

“I don’t call for blowouts much, but I’m going to take the Titans -7.5 to blow out the Texans. I think the Texans have quit and there are some numbers here that lead me to believe that. Their defense allowed 370 passing yards to Brandon Allen last week. They’re on a 4-game losing streak, they’re 5-10 ATS, and their defense doesn’t take the ball away. It means Ryan Tannehill is going to be comfortable. There are three teams averaging over 30 points this year – the Packers, Chiefs, and the Titans. People forget about that because they’ve been so inconsistent and we don’t love Tannehill like we do Aaron and Mahomes. This is a powerful offense against a team who I think has just quit.”

Final score: Titans 41, Texans 38

Did Cowherd win? No

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers (+6.5)

Cowherd’s pick: 49ers

Final score: Seattle 24, 49ers 23

“George Kittle is back. Here’s what the game comes down to – San Francisco is still a top 5 defense in the stuff that matters like third down percentage, passing yards allowed, and total yards per game. But their third down defense is the best in the NFL. Seattle’s offense is struggling to identify itself. Russell Wilson has 14 giveaways in the last 10 games, only Drew Lock has more. So, Seattle is the better team here, nobody disputes that. But you look at San Francisco’s defense and they’re playing well. Robert Saleh the coordinator is still trying to impress people and get a head coaching job, so that defense is playing like their hair is on fire against a Seattle offense struggling to find itself. I think it’s a really close football game.”

Final score: Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Washington vs. Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5)

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Cowherd’s pick: Eagles

Final score: Eagles 27, Washington 20

“I think this is an obvious one. I think they win the game outright. First of all, Doug Pederson may be coaching for his job and he’s 8-4 ATS as a home underdog. They play well as a home dog. Washington is awful when Alex Smith doesn’t play and he’s only doing individual drills this week. When Alex Smith plays Washington is 10-5. When he doesn’t they’re 6-26. We talk about the Washington defense but we forget that Philadelphia is one of only five teams in the NFL with over 45 sacks. Fletcher Cox is great, their secondary is a little banged up, but I don’t think Washington can take advantage of it. Jalen Hurts is averaging 440 yards of offense. Carson Wentz was averaging 120 yards less. They are simply more dynamic with Hurts and I think he gets better every week.”

Final score: Washington 20, Eagles 14

Did Cowherd win? No

FYI: 

*Cowherd was right with Rams +3. They beat the Cardinals, 18-7.

Week 17 record: 2-3

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 40-41-2

Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 6-10

Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Brandon Wade

Did Colin Cowherd Win? An Awful Week for Abbreviated Blazin’ 5

Colin Cowherd is trying to ride a hot streak, betting against the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16 at Fox Bet.

The holidays and a ski crash can’t stop Colin Cowherd from releasing his Blazin’ 5 picks for Week 16. However, he didn’t give his picks on Friday on “The Herd.”

He released them on Twitter, and they didn’t come with an analysis of his picks. And he only gave four picks. What the heck, Colin? Why are you shorting your followers or faders at the holidays?

Maybe he should rename it the “Freezin’ Four.” His Week 16 picks went 1-3. It brings his record for the season to 38-38-2. It’s right on par with his 2019 Blazin’ 5 finish of 42-41-3.

Colin Cowherd 2020 Week 16 NFL picks

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on “The Herd” at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.

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Los Angeles Rams (+2) vs. Seattle Seahawks

Colin’s pick: Rams

Final score: Seahawks 20, Rams 9

Did Cowherd win? No

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys (+2.5)

Colin’s pick: Cowboys

Final score: Cowboys 37, Eagles 17

Did Cowherd win? Yes

Chicago Bears vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5)

Colin’s pick: Jaguars

Final score: Bears 41, Jaguars 17

Did Cowherd win? No

Indianapolis Colts (-1.5) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Cowherd’s pick: Colts

Just to bring you up to speed, Cowherd picked the Steelers to go 7-9 and has been trolling them all season.

Final score: Steelers 28, Colts 24

Did Cowherd win? No

Week 16 record: 1-3

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 38-38-2

Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 6-9

Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.

Lead image via @TheHerd twitter page.

Did Colin Cowherd Win? The Hook Makes This Week’s Blazin’ 5 a Hot 4-1

Colin Cowherd is taking the Dolphins and Cardinals to cover vs. the Patriots and Eagles, and the Saints over KC in his Week 15 Fox Bet Blazin’ 5.

Colin Cowherd’s week didn’t start out great when the Denver Broncos (+6) failed to cover and were stampeded 48-19 by the Buffalo Bills. But he was saved by the hook, with the Cardinals (-6.5) and Saints (+3.5) to finish 4-1. It was his best outcome for Blazin’ 5 picks since Week 10.

Two weeks left in the NFL regular season still gives Cowherd time to beat 2019’s Blazin’ 5 record (42-41-3). He is currently 37-35-2.

Cowherd’s next move

Colin Cowherd has been dropping big hints about his next move, and he is even more blunt about his thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Before the season started, he predicted they would finish 7-9. He has had plenty to say about them, including how their 11-0 record was “hollow.”

He continued his cigar-smoking-filled diatribes against the Steelers, saying that “their time has come and gone.”

Cowherd Moving to Las Vegas?

Various replies to Cowherd’s “My life bout to get more interesting” tweet speculated that he is moving to Las Vegas.

On Dec. 11, he tweeted what seems to be quite an obvious sign:

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Week 15 NFL picks

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on “The Herd” at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.

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Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos (+6)

Colin’s pick: Broncos

Colin’s final score: Bills 26, Broncos 23

Cowherd said:

“I am concerned about their injuries at cornerback, but this is the perfect letdown spot for Buffalo. Josh Allen, first trip to Mile High, the Bills have had several emotional wins, second cross-country trip in the last few weeks. Denver has a really good defensive coach, and Allen can make mistakes. Denver’s defense is top 10 in everything that matters. Drew Lock, the last couple weeks, appears to have at least stabilized. The Broncos are the second best ATS.”

Actual final score: Bills 48, Broncos 19

Did Colin win?: No

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins (-1.5)

Boom Bet: 4X your money if Cam Newton throws 1+ INT and Miami wins

Colin’s pick: Dolphins

Colin’s final score: Dolphins 24, Patriots 20

Cowherd said:

“What about Tua against Belichick? What about Cam Newton against this defense? The Dolphins’ defense is second in ppg allowed, first in takeaways, first in opponents’ third down percentage. Brian Flores is the perfect coach for Tua in this game because young quarterbacks struggle with Belichick. Tua doesn’t make mistakes, nine TDs and one pick this year. I get a better team, better defense, a great young coach, a team playing for more.”

Actual final score: Dolphins 22, Patriots 12

Did Colin win?: Yes

Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington (+6.5)

Colin’s pick: Washington

Colin’s final score: Seahawks 21, Washington 20

Cowherd said:

“The line has moved a bit here. The Seahawks have covered the spread three times in the last nine games. Why? They are overvalued. Their offensive line is the weak point, and the defensive line for Washington is the strength. I think this game gets really ugly. I think this game is also about Ron Rivera. Early in the year, he was taking cancer treatments. He is out of that, he’s more robust and his team is on a four-game winning streak, and during that time, they are number one in point differential. They also have four players with at least five sacks. It’s not just Chase Young. This makes for a long scoring, ugly game.”

Actual final score: Seahawks 20, Washington 15

Did Colin win?: Yes

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals (-6.5)

Cowherd’s pick: Cardinals

Colin’s final score: Cardinals 28, Eagles 20

Colin Cowherd said:

“This is my least favorite pick, so bet less. If you look at what Philadelphia did last week, the Saints were guessing. They had no idea what they were going to get. Arizona knows exactly what they are going to get with Jalen Hurts because they see it every day at practice. They are used to seeing a highly athletic quarterback. Philadelphia has allowed the most rush yards to QBs this season (364). Their defense has four picks all year. Translation: Kyler Murray will be comfortable. Vegas likes Philadelphia. Arizona is becoming easy to predict. When Kyler is healthy and can run … they beat the Bills … they are good … they dominated the Giants. Kyler is healthy. He’s going to be moving. “

Actual final score: Cardinals 33, Eagles 26

Did Colin win?: Yes

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints (+3.5)

Colin’s pick: Saints

Colin’s final score: Saints 28, Chiefs 27

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love it. Saints are my bet of the week. The line is going to be all over the place. I bet it Monday; I got the Saints at 4. Brees is the starter and the number will probably come crashing down and you won’t get the number I got. The Chiefs’ red zone defense and red zone offense is not good. The Chiefs are allowing touchdowns, not field goals, on defense. They are scoring field goals, not touchdowns, on offense. This Saints defense is the story of this team. I like the Saints, who are still fighting for a No.1 seed.”

Actual final score: Chiefs 32, Saints 29

Did Colin win?: Yes

Blazin’ 5 Week 14 record: 4-1

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 37-35-2

Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 6-9

Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? The Possibly Vegas-/Barstool-Bound ‘Herd’ Host Had a Solid Week

In NFL Week 14, Colin Cowherd is teasing some big news, predicting Giants and Browns upsets and the Bills over the Steelers in his Blazin’ 5 Fox Bet picks.

The possibly-Vegas bound Colin Cowherd had a 3-2 Week 14 and correctly called for a Titans blowout. He was also all-in on the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen, which meant Fox Bet users could have tripled their money.

Cowherd is inching closer to a .500 record (33-34-2) and getting more explicit with the hints about what he has planned.

Cowherd’s next move

We all know at least one person who posts vague statuses on social media. Colin Cowherd has made a number of teasing tweets with little context.

  • “My life bout to get more interesting.”
  • “Feelin spicy tonight.”
  • “Lots of rumors about me today on the Internet. I will simply say this — I will have a major announcement very early next week. Thanks for all your support.”

Even Liv Cowherd chimed in:

What could Colin Cowherd be hinting at?

It’s a bit different when one of your Facebook friends posts about “big news coming soon,” because 99.9% of the time, it means a baby is on the way. Is Liv Cowherd getting a sibling? Doubtful. But like your FB friend who is going to post their “look what we did in quarantine” birth announcement, the answers might be in the timeline.

Colin to Barstool?

On Dec. 9, he tweeted congratulations to Erika Nardini, the CEO of Barstool.

Cowherd signed a four-year contract with Fox Sports and iHeart Radio in 2018. Without knowing the fine print of the contract, it’s hard to say what Cowherd can and can’t pursue in terms of other opportunities.

Moving to Las Vegas?

Various replies to Cowherd’s “My life bout to get more interesting” tweet speculated he is moving to Las Vegas.

The hint is on the timeline …

Then, on Dec. 11, he tweeted this, which seems to be quite an obvious sign:

Long shot guess — Liv Cowherd cohost?

Liv Cowherd rarely replies to her father’s online antics, so it was surprising to see her retweet. She has a legion of fans who are not afraid to shoot their shot in the comments. Colin and Liv Cowherd would be a much more interesting pairing than Cris Collinsworth and his son, Jac.

Colin Cowherd 2020 Week 14 NFL picks

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on “The Herd” at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.

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Tennessee Titans (-7.5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Colin’s pick: Titans

Colin’s final score: Titans 36, Jaguars 23

Cowherd said:

“I know there is a hook, and bettors tend to not like the hook, but I’m going to swallow it. We have a rout on our hands. Tennessee is a very good team that was humiliated at home last week. You know my rule, bet on the following week. Their offense, though lacking what appears to be firepower, is fifth in yards per play. That’s a huge Vegas stat. The Jags D is awful. They have not held an opponent under 24 points since Week One. Huge coaching advantage. I like this as my rout of the weekend.”

Actual final score: Titans 31, Jags 10

Did Colin win? Yes

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins (+7)

Colin’s pick: Dolphins

Colin’s final score: Kansas City 28, Dolphins 23

Cowherd said:

“This game feels like all Miami games — close and ugly. We talk a lot about offense, but Kansas City’s defense is clearly the second-best defense in this game. The data tells you it is slipping. The Dolphins D is first in the league in third down defense. Translation — they’ll get Patrick Mahomes off the field. Kansas City’s defense is the sixth-worst rushing defense, and in the last month it has gotten worse. The Chiefs have not won by more than 6 points in any of their last four games. You have a Miami offense that can run it, doesn’t turn it over, and an excellent defense at home. You have a Kansas City offense that sort of lacks a certain urgency. Miami is the best bet in the NFL this year (9-3 ATS).”

Actual final score: Chiefs 33, Dolphins 27

Did Colin win? Yes

Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants (+2.5)

Colin’s pick: Giants 

Colin’s final score: Giants 27, Cardinals 24

Cowherd said:

“This is the game you should bet the least on. The reason I’m worried is everybody likes the Giants this week. I think they have a coaching edge, are at home, are better than their record and I like their defensive line/offensive line matchup here. But I am concerned that they just came off their biggest win in several years, and the world now loves the Giants. What concerns me more for Arizona, Kyler Murray in the last three games is 0-3 with zero rush touchdowns and 4.1 rush yards per carry. He is struggling. Their defense has allowed over 30 in three of the last four games. In September and October, we all kind of fell in love with Arizona; they have not shown a second gear. The Giants are just getting better every week.”

Actual final score: Cardinals 26, Giants 7

Did Colin win? No

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills (-2)

Boom Bet: Triple your money if Josh Allen throws two+ TDs and the Bills win.

Cowherd’s pick: Bills

Colin’s final score: Bills 28, Steelers 21

Colin Cowherd said:

“I’ve been saying it all week: I’ll take Buffalo. They are a Hail Mary away from being 6-0 in their last six, and they outplayed Arizona. The Steelers are becoming so Ben-reliant it’s comical. They don’t even attempt to run the football. Josh Allen, outside of Mahomes, may be the second-best young QB in this league, and he is just getting better. The Steelers as an offense is getting worse. Buffalo, at home, has the most fourth-quarter takeaways. Their defense is situationally fantastic. This staff is unbelievable.”

Actual final score: Bills 26, Steelers 15

Did Colin win? Yes

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns (+2.5)

Colin’s pick: Browns

Colin’s final score: Browns 28, Ravens 26

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love it. Teams are different. Some get hurt, some get healthy, some don’t have an identity. Cleveland has found their identity. This is the two best running offenses in the NFL. The Browns have only allowed six sacks since Week Seven. This is the best offensive line. If you go to Week Seven, the Ravens have a minus-6 sack differential, Browns +10. The Ravens have lost four of six and struggle with their offensive identity. Do they want Lamar to run? Cleveland is the better football team and are getting points. I do worry a little about their maturity, winning back-to-back games, Monday Night Football, Baker spotlight. I’m going to take Cleveland. I bet some money on it.”

Actual final score: Ravens 47, Browns 42

Did Colin win? No

Blazin’ 5 Week 14 record: 3-2

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 33-34-2

Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 6-8

Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.

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Did Colin Cowherd Win? A Winning Week 13 Plus Profit from Steelers Upset

Colin Cowherd ruffled some feathers in his Week 13 NFL Blazin’ 5 picks as he went three for five and cashed in on the Steelers’ upset at Fox Bet.

“I feel great about my picks … really like some underdogs,” Colin Cowherd said before giving out his Week 13 picks.

Maybe he had some good luck pizza.

“I’m in a good mood today. I ate an entire sausage pizza last night, and I’ve never been prouder of myself. I can still feel it. I was stuffed halfway through it but nope … forge ahead,” he said on Friday’s episode of “The Herd.”

Cowherd went 3-2, his best record since Week 10.

Cowherd continues to doubt the Steelers

Colin Cowherd continues to disrespect the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.

Before the season, Cowherd forecasted a 16-0 record for the Baltimore Ravens and a sub-.500 7-9 for the Steelers.

On Thursday, you can count Cowherd in the “Steelers are the worst 11-0 team ever” group.

But wait … there is more hate. On Friday’s “The Herd,” Cowherd made playoff predictions based on current standings. In the AFC Divisional round, Cowherd picked the Bills to upset the top-seeded Steelers.

“I think Buffalo does several things well. I’m not sure what the Steelers do well. Now they are banged up. They are talented, but what can they lean on outside of sacks?”

After Washington beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-17, Cowherd gloated about betting Washington +8.5 on the Fox Bet app and went on to list the teams who are better than the Steelers, which included the Patriots and New York Giants.

“You hurt my feelings. I don’t like my feelings hurt, Steelers nation.”

Colin Cowherd defends Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is getting battered on the field. He’s been sacked a league-high 46 times. His decision-making, practice habits and whether or not it’s time to move on to rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts are other hits that keep coming. Colin Cowherd defended the maligned Wentz.

Wentz was pulled early in the second half of the Packers game with the Eagles trailing 20-3. Jalen Hurts finished the game, and on Tuesday, Pederson named Hurts the starter.

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Week 13 NFL picks

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Friday on “The Herd” at 1 p.m. EST. We break down his picks for you here and follow up on Monday with his results.

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Cleveland Browns (+5.5) vs. Tennessee Titans

Boom Bet: 4X your money if Nick Chubb rushes for 100+ yards and scores a TD.

Cowherd’s pick: Cleveland

Colin’s final score: Titans 28, Browns 26

Cowherd said:

“I like Tennessee, but we are going crazy because they smoked the Colts. Here’s why I like Cleveland: The Brown’s offense is the No. 1 rushing offense in the league, and Nick Chubb has had over 100 yards in five straight games. The Titans defense will make Baker comfortable. They are the worst third down defense in the league and have the 29th most sacks. The Browns are 8-0 when Baker has passer rating over 70. This is a good matchup for Cleveland.”

Actual final score: Browns 41, Titans 35

Did Colin win? Yes

Los Angeles Rams (-3)  vs. Arizona Cardinals

Colin’s pick: Rams

Colin’s final score: Rams 33, Cardinals 27

Cowherd said:

“Everybody is freaking out because the Rams lost to the Niners. It’s a bad matchup for Arizona. The Rams’ defense is top five in everything. The Rams are 6-0 against the Cardinals in the Sean McVay era. He’s got their number. Kyler Murray has played this defense twice and has struggled. Jalen Ramsey is the magic elixir for DeAndre Hopkins. Arizona is the most-penalized team in the league. Kyler Murray is hurt; they are not running the ball with him.”

Actual final score: Rams 38, Cardinals 28

Did Colin win? Yes

New England Patriots (-1) vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Colin’s pick: Patriots

Colin’s final score: Patriots 24, Chargers 20

Cowherd said:

“Bill Belichick is 20-5 against rookie quarterbacks, 7-0 in the last five years. Only Deshaun Watson has thrown for more than 300 yards against the Patriots defense this year. The Chargers defense gives up 28 a game. New England is limited, but they are a fumble away from going to overtime in Buffalo. They beat Arizona. This has been a very interesting team two out of three weeks. This is a coaching mismatch.”

Actual final score: Patriots 45, Chargers 0

Did Colin win? Yes

Philadelphia Eagles (+8.5) vs. Green Bay Packers

Colin’s pick: Eagles

Colin’s final score: Packers 27, Eagles 23

Cowherd said:

“I know this is kinda gross, but I’m going to take Philadelphia +8.5 here. I am. Say what you want. The Eagles have been ahead or within one possession in the fourth quarter every game this year. They gave Pittsburgh and Baltimore everything. They came back and covered against Seattle. I’m not talking about winning games, I’m talking about covering the spread. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a dog of 6+ points. Their defense has 36 sacks; only the Steelers have more. What do we know about the Packers? They don’t like to be uncomfortable. Philadelphia gets in your face and puts pressure on your quarterback. It’s going to be an ugly game.”

Actual final score: Packers 30, Eagles 16

Did Colin win? No

Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers (+1.5)

Colin’s pick: 49ers

Colin’s final score: 49ers 26, Bills 23

Cowherd said:

“The number has moved some. The Bills’ rushing defense is not great, and the Niners are getting healthier. You can run the football on Buffalo. Buffalo is traveling all the way west again. With Garoppolo, they threw for 230 ypg; with Nick Mullens, they throw for 270 ypg. The season is on the line for San Francisco. Buffalo is a playoff team, they have room.”

Actual final score: Bills 34, 49ers 24

Did Colin win? No

Blazin’ 5 Week 13 record: 3-2

Colin Cowherd’s 2020 Blazin’ 5 season record: 30-32-2

Boom Bet record — Cowherd’s “hottest pick” boosted 4X at Fox Bet: 5-8

Be sure to check back at PAOC each week of the 2020 NFL season to see if Colin Cowherd’s picks won.

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Rick Osentoski