Buzzing the sportsbooks for quirky futures involving the Eagles and other notables. For gags only, definitely not an endorsement.
The Eagles are around 22-1 to win the Super Bowl, 10-1 to win the NFC. Over/under for wins for the season is 9.5 with FanDuel (+110) offering the best for over 9.5, and William Hill (-115) giving the best odds for under 9.5 wins.
Let’s run through some other exotic offerings, starting with FanDuel:
There’s been some hand-wringing among the sharpest of sharps about the possible $434,000 parlay that is (prayers up) still alive.
An unidentified bettor last October put $40 on a five-leg parlay that started with a money-line play on the Chiefs over the Broncos at the FanDuel sportsbook at the Meadowlands. KC rolled Denver, 30-6, on Oct. 17.
He then turned up the gas by adding the Nationals to win the World Series (check), LSU to win college football’s national title (check), the Rockets to win the NBA title (TBA) and the Stars (TBA) to win the Stanley Cup.
In August, the bettor cashed out by selling his ticket on Propswap for $3,000. A tidy little sum, since the Rockets and Stars definitely are underdogs to win their respective titles. Entering Thursday night, the Rockets were down 2-1 to the Lakers in their NBA conference semifinal series. Dallas was tied with Vegas 1-1 in their NHL conference final.
“It’s one of the biggest tickets I’ve ever seen,” said Luke Pergande, co-founder of Propswap, an exchange site where bettors can cash out on futures bets by selling their remaining liability to other bettors.
Pergande said the buyer is the same fellow who offered $50,000 for a Texas Tech college basketball championship ticket in 2018-19 when the Red Raiders lost to Virginia in overtime. (Boy, remember March Madness?). So he’s not necessarily sweating out his $3k here. Still ...
“I don’t want it to lose because we have had a lot of fun watching games,” the buyer told ActionNetwork.com. “The longer it lasts, the more fun it is.”