Magic coach Frank Vogel wasn’t thrilled with his team’s ball movement.
Our guys were trying, Vogel said. They tried to play really fast but you have to get open. Charlotte does a good job of making you work for everything and then you get in the paint and they’re swarming and sprinting out to the perimeter. And they’re a good defensive team.
Avello said the brokers, on average, have bet $200,000 to $300,000 on past games.
And that’s just me, Avello said. You can assume they’re spreading it across town.
MGM sportsbook said a broker had already called to inquire about betting on Game 6, but had not shown up to place any wagers as of Monday morning.
It’s not uncommon, Jeff Stoneback, assistant manager at MGM race and sports, said regarding ticket brokers looking to hedge their investment. Last year, a guy wanted to bet on the Packers in the playoffs because his Super Bowl tickets were going to be much more valuable if the Cowboys were involved.
Wentz already has five TD passes of at least 50 yards this season. Six is the most in a season in team history.
Eagles rookie Josh Elliott kicked a 51-yarder to set a single-season, franchise-record with five field goals of 50-plus yards. Elliott, a fifth-round pick by the Bengals, was signed off Cincinnati’s practice squad when Caleb Sturgis was injured in Week 1. But Elliott was 1 for 3 on extra points after making his first 17 tries.
He also tweaked parts of practice and said there would be an increased emphasis on special teams, an area the Gators have been inconsistent on all season.
I don’t look at it as an audition, Shannon said. I just think the opportunity to coach and have fun with a bunch of guys, the student-athletes that you have a chance to be with. … We’ve got to go out there as a whole team and unit and coaching staff and have fun with these guys, be very enthusiastic, be very positive and whatever happens in the game early, we’ve got to weather the storm.