One bettor is thrilled about the return of football season.
He or she put down around $86,000 on NFL futures bets at the South Point Sportsbook at Rampart Casino in Las Vegas, according to bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro. The 13 tickets consisted of seven season win totals and six wagers on teams to make or miss the playoffs.
The largest chunk of money risked involves Washington. The bettor placed $24,000 on Washington to miss the playoffs, which is -800. If the bet wins, it would return $3,000.
This is a contradictory wager to one placed at the Westgate SuperBook in early August. One bettor placed $600 on Washington to win the Super Bowl, according to Jeff Sherman. The team currently has 250/1 odds.
The Rampart Casino bettor’s ticket with the longest odds is on the Cardinals to make the playoffs at +240. Arizona has a season win total of 7.5 games. He or she risked $3,000 to win $7,200.
Two other plus-money wagers are on Indianapolis and the Los Angeles Chargers to make the postseason. The Colts’ bet is risking $3,000 at +170, cashing for $5,100 if they make the playoffs. Their season win total is nine games, with the ‘over’ juiced to -160 at BetOnline.
Los Angeles is +165 to make the playoffs. The bet is also $3,000 and would win $4,950 on the Chargers, who have a win total of 7.5.
The other two bets regarding teams making the playoffs include New Orleans to make the postseason and Chicago to miss out on it. The Saints bet is $8,400 to win $3,000 at -280 odds and the Bears ticket is $5,100 to win $3,000 at -170. New Orleans has a win total of 10.5, while Chicago is at 8.5.
All seven season win totals were placed with a $5,000 risk or to win $5,000, depending on whether or not the wager is plus-money or not. The bettor likes Tennessee under 8.5, Green Bay under 9, New England under 9, Tampa Bay under 9.5, Cincinnati over 5.5, Miami under 6.5 and New Orleans under 10.5.
Several of the wagers are slightly uncorrelated. The Patriots and Dolphins (AFC East) are in the same division, as well as the Saints and Buccaneers (NFC South).
The 2020 NFL season begins on Thursday, Sept. 10 when Houston faces Kansas City on NBC. The reigning champs are priced as 9.5-point favorites and the total is 54.