One bettor is hoping his or her hometown parlay can stay alive this weekend.
The $10 parlay, which would pay out $101,745 if it cashes, features three Boston teams winning their respective titles along with Tampa Bay to win the Super Bowl. Former New England quarterback Tom Brady is almost certainly the reason that the Buccaneers are included in the longshot ticket.
Tampa Bay, which is +600 to win the Super Bowl in the MGM parlay, travels to top-seeded Green Bay on Sunday night. The Buccaneers are around +150 on the moneyline and are +400 to win the Super Bowl at most shops.
If Brady is able to come through and win another title, the parlay would still have a long way to go. The second leg is the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Finals at 18/1.
They are +350 to win the Atlantic Division and 8/1 to win the Eastern Conference. Boston trails the Lakers, Nets, Clippers and Bucks in the NBA futures market.
The parlay also includes the Boston Bruins at 14/1 to win the Stanley Cup. Boston is a +260 ‘chalk’ to win the East Division, edging out Philadelphia (+270) and Washington (+475). The Bruins are sitting behind Colorado, Tampa Bay, Vegas and Toronto in the Stanley Cup betting market.
It’s unlikely that the bet is going to be alive when summer rolls around. However, the bettor would still need the Red Sox (50/1) to win the World Series if the first three legs somehow come through.
Boston is expected to finish fourth in the American League East. The Red Sox have division title odds of 16/1 and are 25/1 to win the American League Pennant.
“I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy said Tuesday. “We cherish that title, and all of them, but the way we built that team came at a price, which included importantly a depleted farm system and some depleted draft picks along the way.”
They went 24-36 last season, finishing in last place in the AL East and were among the worst teams in the MLB.
“We are building back up, and as we do this hopefully the right way, we’ll have a chance to be competitive in the American League East in 2021, but also for the longer term,” Kennedy said.