Someone Lost $569,000 Betting the Seahawks Would Beat the 49ers
So one person was pretty dang sure the Seahawks would beat San Francisco and cover the 5.5 points needed to cash in.
A bettor at MGM placed two money-line bets totaling $569,000 on the Seattle Seahawks to win. According to MGM sportsbook supervisor Scott Shelton, the first bet was for $235,000 at -230 odds. The book bumped up the price to -250 and then took another $334,000 on the Seahawks from the bettor. The 49ers won 26-23 in overtime.
This weekend, the Seahawks are a rare underdog at home as the Kansas City Chiefs come to Century Link Field a 2.5 point favorite to win.
Great read here about Pennsylvania sports books finally legally opening on a weekend where the Eagles and Steelers were both underdogs and both won! Like in the movie "Jaws" when Chief Brody sees the shark for the first time and says, "I think you're gonna need a bigger boat," well, same deal with Pennsylvania sports books. The action was overwhelming everywhere and the consensus is, "we've got to go bigger" across the board.