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Video: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Trolls Steelers Fans over Weather for Bills Game | Bleacher Report
“One final bit of advice, and this one’s for our friends who are thinking about traveling from Pittsburgh to watch the game,” Hochul said. “We think it’s just better if you stay home and tune in on television. It’s going to be safer for all of us. It’s going to be a rough game for you anyhow.”
“Once the news comes out that there’s horrible weather, [the under] just gets pounded relentlessly,” Adam Pullen, assistant director of trading for Caesars Sportsbook, said. “It’s going to be interesting to see where the bottom is. Where do the sharps start betting the over?”
At BetMGM, that number was 35.5, a full 6.5 points lower than the opening number. Christian Cipollini, trading manager for sportsbook BetMGM, said the forecast for Buffalo prompted a flurry of bets on the under from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET on Monday. Cipollini said they moved the total quickly but still struggled to slow down the rush of bets on the under.
Sunday’s game between the 2-seed Bills (11-6) and the 7-seed Steelers (10-7) is the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams but just the first to be played at Buffalo, which has a history of harsh conditions come playoff time.
That said, the Bills are enlisting the help of their fanbase to get the stadium ready for action. The team posted Friday that fans can get paid to shovel snow inside the stadium starting at 10:00 p.m. Saturday evening and throughout the night into Sunday morning, if needed. While fans have to bring their own attire, they’ll be treated to food and beverages in a warm room — whatever that means in Buffalo.