One Tennessee bettor hit the parlay of a lifetime over the weekend.
The BetMGM customer parlayed 12 games on a $25 ticket, cashing for nearly six figures. It had odds of 18,743/5 (+374,680) and returned $93,740.
It included a mix of six money-line plays, three totals and three spreads. There were seven college basketball games and five NHL games in the parlay.
Eleven of the 12 legs were between -105 and -190, but it really got an odds boost from Butler (+550) knocking off No. 8 Villanova on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 10-point halftime lead and maintained their advantage during the second half.
They opened as 11.5-point underdogs before closing at +12. Villanova closed as a consensus -800 favorite on the money line. It was the first—and most difficult—leg of the parlay.
Boston came through as a -160 favorite in the second leg, jumping out to a 2-0 lead and cruising to a 4-1 win over the Rangers. Memphis picked up an 80-74 win over Cincinnati and covered as a 3.5-point favorite to get the parlay 25% of the way to the finish line.
The next three legs all came in NHL games, where Washington (-145), Philadelphia (-175) and Nashville (-130) all won as favorites. Philadelphia and Nashville both picked up comfortable wins, but the Capitals had to score a goal late in the third period to break a 2-2 tie.
The parlay returned to the hardwood for three afternoon games. Navy led by six points at halftime and added two points to its cushion in the second half, winning and covering as a 4.5-point favorite.
Houston poured in 98 points, causing its game against South Florida to easily go ‘over’ the listed total of 131.5 for the parlay. The ‘over’ in North Dakota State’s game against South Dakota State was sweat-free, as the teams combined for 166 points in a contest with a total of 137.5.
The final three legs all came through with relative ease as well. Coppin State blew out Delaware State by 20 points, covering in its role as a 7.5-point ‘chalk.’
MGM listed the ‘under’ in Nevada-Utah State (141.5) as one of the legs, but the graphic must have meant ‘over’ in that game. The teams combined for 153 points on Sunday night.
Chicago wrapped up the parlay with a 7-2 win over Detroit. The Blackhawks were -190, making them the second-heaviest leg of the parlay.