You sure you want to bet huge favorites on the money line?
• Bookmaker William Hill took an $18,000 money-line bet on the Minnesota Vikings to beat the Buffalo Bills straight-up at -1,800 odds Sunday morning. The bet would have netted $1,000. The Bills, who were 17-point underdogs, won 27-6, the largest NFL upset in the last 23 seasons.
• Shortly before kickoff, a bettor at the SuperBook placed a $9,000 money-line bet on the Vikings at -2,000 odds. The bet would have netted $450.
• “That was our biggest win of the morning,” MGM director of trading Jeff Stoneback said of the Bills’ upset. “A ton of parlays on the Vikings, and a lot of straight bets too. That was by far our biggest game of the day.”
I guess the guy who put up $18,000 was on a losing streak or had a bunch of money to burn and figured he’d pick up a quick $1,000 to buy a new iPhone. He should’ve listened to Vegas Dave who never loses a whale bet.