Youmans edges Peterson for VSiN Betsgiving title

By Bill Adee  ( 

November 29, 2022 02:20 AM

Colts quarterback Matt Ryan, a favorite foil of VSiN host Matt Youmans, saved the day for the inaugural Betsgiving champion.

Youmans won VSiN's five-day holiday handicapping championship by just 83 cents over Greg Peterson.

Youmans’ MNF contest wagers were Colts -2.5 vs. the Steelers and Ryan under 1.5 TD passes (-160). There was a fleeting moment when it looked like the Mike Palm-Danny Burke team might steal the belt with an 11-1 overtime prop — until Ryan (with 1 TD pass at the time) ran the 2-minute offense just as Youmans would have predicted.

“Winning the Betsgiving contest is a lifelong dream I’ve had for the past week,” Youmans said. “The belt might be a tight fit considering it’s McRib season. I want to credit Hoops Peterson and Tuley for putting up a good fight to the finish. I’m embarrassed to have played the Colts on Monday night, but I’ll take the contest win. Why was Brent Musburger not in this thing?”

Youmans, who will receive the coveted Betsgiving belt today on Follow The Money, finished with $136.74 in profit on his eight mythical $100 bets. Greg Peterson was second at $135.91. Dave “Mr. Dog or Pass” Tuley was third at $43.11 and, in a stunner, bet the favored Colts. (His second bet was disallowed by the Betsgiving commissioner because parlays weren't permitted, but it lost anyway.)

For the record, here are the graded bets for the 18 contestants:

Follow the Money (Mitch Moss, Pauly Howard)


Both Teams (Eng-USA) to score: NO -105 (W)

Notre Dame +4.5 (L)

Raiders ML (W)

Buccaneers -3.5 (L)

Rams-Chiefs Over 41.5 (L)

Colts -2.5 (-115) (L)

Parris Campbell anytime TD +330 (L)

A Numbers Game (Gill Alexander)

Giants under 1.5 team total TDs +135 (L)

USA-England Draw +320 (W)

Ohio State -8 (L)

Packers/Eagles under 46 (L)

Browns +3.5 (-115) (W)

Titans ML (+125) (L)

Colts -2.5 (L)

Jonathan Taylor To Score In Both Haves +650 (L)

Matt Youmans

Giants +10 (W)

USA +1 (Asian Handicap) (W)

Notre Dame +4.5 (L)

Titans +2.5 (L)

Panthers ML +100 (W)

Bucs/Browns Under 42 (W)

Colts -2.5 (L)

Matt Ryan Under 1.5 TD Passes (-160) W)

Jonathan Von Tobel

Amon-Ra St. Brown longest reception Under 22.5 (L)

Jack Grealish to score (L)

ND ML +165 (L)

Bengals -2.5 (-115) (W)

Rams ML +750 (L)

Bears/Jets UN 38.5 (L)

Steelers ML (+120) (W)

Colts 23: Steelers 17 Exact Score (+6500) (L)

The Lombardi Line (Michael Lombardi, Patrick Meagher)

Bills -9.5 (L)

England ML (L)

USC -4.5 (W)

Titans +2.5 (L)

Over 48 Cardinals vs Chargers (W)

ML: Commanders -190 (W)

Colts -2.5 (-115) (L)

Harris Under 63.5 rush yards (-115) (W)

VSiN Final Countdown (Matt Brown, Stormy Buonantony)

Stefon Diggs, most receiving yards on Thanksgiving (L)

Multi Bet Correct Score ENG 2-1, 3-1, 4-1 (L)

Notre Dame +4.5 (-110) (L)

Bears ML +200 (L)

Falcons-Commanders OVER 40.5 (-115) (L)

Chargers -2.5 (-115) (L)

Steelers ML (+120) (W)

George Pickens First TD (15/1) (L)

Adam Burke

Jared Goff Over 1.5 TD Passes (+110) (W)

England -1.5 (+160) (L)

Auburn +22.5 (-110) (W)

Titans +130 (L)

Bears +6 (-115) (L)

Broncos/Panthers Under 36 (-105) (W)

Colts -2.5 (-115) (L)

Parris Campbell 1st TD +1600 (L)

Pro Football Podcast (Danny Burke, Mike Palm)

Devin Singletary to score 2 or more TDS (+450) (L)

Raheem Sterling to score (+200) (L)

USC (-4.5) (W)

Ravens (-3.5) (L)

WSH/ATL Over 40.5 (L)

Packers ML (+245) (L)

Steelers ML (+120) (W)

Game to go to Overtime (11/1) (L)

Josh Appelbaum

Patriots +3 (L)

England ML -170 (L)

Notre Dame +4.5 (-110) (L)

Ravens-Jags under 43.5 (-115) (L)

Bucs -180 moneyline (L)

Titans +2.5 (-105) (L)

Steelers +2.5 (W)

Watt over .25 sacks -215 (L)

VSiN Big Bets (Dave Ross, Amal Shah)

Vikings -2.5 (W)

England ML (L)

Alabama -22.5 (L)

Dolphins ML -800 (W)

Rams +15.5 (-110) (L)

Raiders-Seahawks OVER 47.5 (-110) (W)

Colts -2.5 (L)

Alec Pierce 15-1 to score first TD (L)

Dave Tuley

Lions +10 (W)

Eng-USA Under +2.5 (W)

Notre Dame +165 ML at USC (L)

Texans +14 at Dolphins (L)

Texans-Dolphins Under 47 (W)

Raiders +170 ML (W)

Colts -2.5 -110 (L)

DQ (L)

Pro Football Blitz (Brady Kannon, Mike Pritchard)

Giants +10 (W)

England ML (-170) (L)

Notre Dame +5.5 (L)

Saints +9 (L)

Panthers ML +100 (W)

Bucs/Browns Over 42 (L)

Steelers +2.5 (W)

George Pickens anytime touchdown (L)

VSiN PrimeTime (Shaun King, Tim Murray)

Josh Allen OVER 2.5 TD passes (L)

Timothy  Weah anytime goal +500 (L)

Auburn +22.5 (W)

Bears/Jets over 48.5 (L)

Seahawks -4 vs Raiders (L)

Titans +125 vs Bengals (L)

Colts -2.5 (-115) (L)

Jonathan Taylor First TD scored +360 (L)

VSiN Live Bet Tonight (Femi Abebefe, Wes Reynolds)

Dak Prescott anytime TD scorer (+450) (L)

Bukayo Saka to score (+240) (L)

Ohio State -8 (L)

Bengals -145 ML (W)

Jaguars +3.5 (W)

Ravens/Jaguars UN 43.5 (L)

Steelers ML +120 (W)

Steelers D/ST Anytime TD +750 (L)

Steve Makinen

Bills -9 (L)

England ML -170 (L)

Ohio State -7 (L)

Bengals-Titans OVER 42.5 (L)

Raiders ML (W)

Ravens -3.5 (L)

Colts -2.5 (L)

Dionte Johnson first TD +1225 (L)

Live Bet Saturday (Ben Wilson, Jeff Parles)

Josh Allen Ov 2.5 Passing Touchdowns (+150) (L)

USA-England: Jude Bellingham Anytime Scorer (+600) (L)

ND ML +165 (L)

Falcons (+4) (-110) vs Commanders (L)

Broncos-Panthers Under 36 (-105) (W)

Saints (+320) vs 49ers (L)

Steelers ML (+120) at Colts (W)

No Touchdown Scorer (+5000) (L)

The Greg Peterson Experience

NYG-Dallas Under +45.5 (L)

Draw +320 (W)

Ohio St vs Michigan Under 55.5 (L)

Titans +130 (L)

Ravens -3.5 (L)

Houston vs Miami Under 47 (W)

Colts -2.5 -110 (L)

Over 3.5 Field Goals +125 (W)

VSiN Daily (Bill)

Lions 1Q +3 (W)

Eng-USA OV 2.5 (L)

Auburn +22 (P)

Seahawks -3.5 (L)

Titans ML +130 (L)

Bucs-Browns Under 42 (W)

Colts -2.5 -115 (L)

Colts to win by 7-12 points (+425) (L)

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