So, you need to be a big-time NFL bettor. Well, first, you want tons of cash. Then, you want nerves of metal.
The Saints examined one investor’s nerve as they performed a roller-coaster Monday evening recreation vs. the Chargers.
Action Network reported Monday that one investor positioned two wagers totaling $1.487 million on the Saints to beat the Chargers straight-up on “Monday Night Football,” utilizing DraftKings’ sportsbook web site, a couple of half-hour earlier than kickoff.
New Orleans was closely favored; primarily based on Action Network’s calculations, the money line odds had been minus-333 (wager $100 to win $33.33). The mixed potential payoff for these bets was $446,100, per Action Network.
Then got here the sport. Try sitting by all this with nearly a million-five on the road, irrespective of how wealthy or gutsy you might be:
— The Saints falling behind 20-Three within the second quarter, with LA rookie quarterback Justin Herbert throwing three landing passes and the Chargers’ protection intercepting Drew Brees.
— New Orleans reducing the hole to 20-10 by halftime.
— The Saints tying the sport 20-20 early within the fourth quarter.
— The Chargers taking a 27-20 lead with 3:40 remaining in regulation on Herbert’s fourth TD move of the sport.
— Brees driving the Saints downfield and Taysom Hill capping the drive with a landing run with 52 seconds to play. (The 33-yard additional level made it 27-27).
— Herbert and Mike Williams combining for a 29-yard completion to put LA in vary to win the sport with a subject objective.
— LA kicker Michael Badgley hitting the suitable upright along with his 50-yard try as time expired within the fourth quarter. Badgley additionally missed a PAT kick after LA’s first landing.
— New Orleans settling for three on its lone possession in extra time.
— LA getting to midfield on the following drive, solely to flip the ball over on downs to finish the sport.
New Orleans 30, Los Angeles 27. Exhale.
High-roller bets are widespread in Las Vegas and online (simply coping with authorized wagers right here), however seven-figure wagers nonetheless get seen. And even when this was only a routine play by a mega-rich particular person or a betting syndicate, the Chargers and Saints nonetheless made somebody sweat.