By Jake Brown

Vegas Dave Oancea is back at it again with millions of dollars relying on the winner of a championship game. After cashing out a total of around $5 million in 2015-2016 on futures bets, the sports betting guru is looking to ring in 2017 with a bang. Dave picked the Royals before the 2015 season to win the World Series and they did. He then picked the Denver Broncos for the 2015 season to win the Super Bowl and they did. Good things come in three, they say…right?

Vegas Dave has cashed in $2 million more thanks to his 75-1 bet on the Falcons in Week 1 to win the NFC. He’s got $3 million more in his pockets if the Dirty Birds defeat the New England Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl LI. There may not be anyone more confident than Dave either, who will be in his usual first row, 50-yard line location as the Falcons try and win their first title.

“I can’t give an exact score but I just believe the Falcons, it’s their time Matt Ryan paid his dues, their offense is ticking and that defense is stepping up giving up under 17 points a game their last four games,” Vegas Dave told me this week on The Jake Brown Show on CBS Radio’s “Most importantly Brady and the Patriots have faced the weakest schedule of quarterbacks in all of football, they’re not battle tested, they’ve only faced two decent quarterbacks in Russell Wilson, they lost to Wilson at home and they faced Big Ben and Ben lost LeVeon Bell in the first quarter that changed everything…but if you watched the playoff games, Osweiler and Ben, they drove the ball. Patriots could’ve lost both games. It’s just those teams turned the ball over in the red zone and settled for three, but Atlanta, they don’t turn the ball over they take care of the rock and they convert sevens not threes in the red zone and I think New England is in for a rude awakening when they face the Dirty Bird offense.”

Well, if you’re a gambling man or woman as well, the Super Bowl MVP is always a good prop bet. The professional isn’t going with a Matt Ryan or an obvious choice.

“I think it’s gonna be a longshot like maybe Sanu as a second receiver or a defensive player like Neal or a couple of the other younger defensive players.” 

Jake Brown is the Digital Program Manager at CBS Sports Radio and a columnist for CBS Sports Radio, CBS Local Sports, and CBS Local. You can catch him on The Jake Brown Show on CBS Radio’s, iTunes, and Spotify. It’s a weekly sports show mixed in with a bit of entertainment and interviews as well every week. He occasionally hosts SportsTalk1240 on WGBB in Long Island, and formerly hosted Brown and Scoop, Brown and Troupe, and on ESPN Radio NH. Jake lives in Queens and being a Mets fan is finally paying off.


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