It’s that time of the year when we see some incredible bets placed on football games all over Las Vegas, including the NFL and NCAA. This past weekend, we saw the College Football Playoff arrive, with Ohio State taking on Georgia while TCU met up with Michigan. Well, a sports fan cashed in a $1.5 million bet on College Football Playoff action, and people are losing their minds on social media about what went down in Sin City.
It was announced that a sports bettor checked the College Football Playoff odds and wagered $825,000 on Ohio State to cover the 5.5-point spread against the Bulldogs. Georgia escaped with a 42-41 victory, which meant that UGA didn’t cover that spread. With this, that lucky fan ended up taking home $1.575 million.
That’s an incredible payout that he will be able to talk about for quite some time. This game was much closer than people would have expected. Ohio State nearly pulled off the upset, but a field goal late in action didn’t go through the uprights. With this, Georgia was able to celebrate the big win.
The Bulldogs are headed to the National Championship Game, where they’ll take on TCU with the title on the line. It’s unknown if this bettor will make another massive wager, but he can now celebrate his $1.5 million bet that has been so great to see. It’s been a memorable year for college football betting, but there’s still one big game to play.
Sportsbooks also saw huge betting numbers over the weekend in the NFL
According to a report, sportsbooks also saw huge betting numbers over the weekend in the NFL, which was of course, great to see. In Week 17, some of the biggest games out there included the Panthers taking on the Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers going up against the Minnesota Vikings. In that same report, it was stated that countless bets came in on these contests.
Starting with the Bucs game, Tampa Bay and Tom Brady took down Carolina, winning the NFC South. This resulted in big betting wins for bettors, which meant that the sportsbooks took a bit of a hit. The expectation for many was that Brady was going to be able to outperform Sam Darnold. That ended up being the case, with Darnold recording two turnovers.
In a bit of a flip, though, the sportsbooks were able to cash in big time with the Packers taking down the Vikings. Minnesota has been one of the top teams in the NFC, and they’ve been hoping to land the No. 1 seed in the conference. They were expected to record a big win over the Packers at Lambeau Field, but Green Bay put on a show and posted a win.
Aaron Rodgers had two touchdowns in the win, while Kirk Cousins tossed an interception for a touchdown and the Packers also took back a kickoff for a score. With this, Green Bay kept its postseason dreams alive and helped the local sportsbooks win big because so many people bet on the Vikings to record a win. Rodgers and Co. had other ideas here.
Vegas sportsbooks and bars are prepping for the NFL postseason
As things stand, and in an obvious fashion, Vegas sportsbooks and bars are prepping for the NFL postseason to arrive. There are going to be countless events going on as people are checking out the Super Bowl betting odds on a consistent basis. It goes without saying, but the NFL postseason and Super Bowl make up one of football fans’ most exciting times of the year.
This, of course, results in people making their way to Las Vegas to watch the action and all the different bars, restaurants, and resorts. Over the next month, we’re going to see a large number of visitors make their way to Sin City, which will result in booming business for the local shops. This is something that everyone in Las Vegas is used to but in a very good way. This could end up being one of the most interesting NFL postseasons yet.
Right now, the NFL betting odds have the Buffalo Bills as the clear-cut favorites to win it all. It’s a bummer that the local Las Vegas Raiders won’t even be in the playoffs, but this doesn’t mean that people aren’t going to be following the playoffs closely all over Nevada.
Soon enough, Week 18 of the regular season will come and go, and the bets will start flying in for the NFC and AFC Wild Card Rounds. Then the Divisional Round and conference championships will also bring in big bets. Then once the Super Bowl arrives, things are going to reach a totally different level. If you’re going to be in Las Vegas, get ready for some fun and exciting times. Few things beat the NFL postseason in town.