Speak about a daring technique, Cotton.
A bettor positioned a “multimillion-dollar” guess on the Eagles Wednesday, in keeping with ESPN.
Jay Rood, MGM vice chairman of race and sports activities, refused to specify the precise quantity of the wager, however instructed ESPN it was one of many largest reported bets in recent times in Nevada.
Rood additionally didn’t specify whether or not the client guess the moneyline or the purpose unfold.
The Patriots opened as a 6-point favourite over the Eagles.
Whereas it is unclear when precisely the guess was positioned, the purpose unfold at MGM dropped from Patriots -5.5 to -Four.5, and the moneyline on the Eagles dropped from +180 to +170 Wednesday afternoon.
“Clearly, we’re fairly heavy Eagles now,” Rood instructed ESPN.
Whereas the Patriots have been essentially the most dominant group over the past 15 years, each Tremendous Bowl they’ve performed in has been a one-score recreation. Their 5 Tremendous Bowl wins got here by a margin of victory of three, three, three, Four and 6 in time beyond regulation. Each of their two losses to the Giants had been shut as effectively, dropping by three and Four factors, respectively.
Along with the multimillion-dollar guess on the Eagles, Rood instructed ESPN he has taken a couple of six-figure wagers and a number of other five-figure bets starting from $10,000 as much as $80,000, with many of the larget bets being positioned on the Patriots.
The Patriots are 11-5 in opposition to the unfold this season, whereas the Eagles are 10-6.