- November was one of the worst months on record for the betting public with underdogs covering the spread in nearly 60% of the NFL games
- One pro sports bettor managed to win big on Thanksgiving with a $1,000 6-leg parlay of nothing but prop bets that paid out $266,566.27
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It hurts to see someone else living your dreams. I had a moderately good NFL Sunday with regard to sports betting and came out ahead (also, my Bucs won). But I didn’t hit any of my big parlays as they seemed to fail the 1 leg that felt like a lock going into the day.
Then there’s this guy who is living my dream. On Thanksgiving, Cal Spears placed a $1,000 parlay on all player props and he turned that $1,000 into $266,566.27.
This was all during the Las Vegas Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys and the six legs of the parlay were (1) DeSean Jackson any time touchdown scorer, (2) Ezekiel Elliott over 19.5 receiving yards, (3) Josh Jacobs over 19.5 receiving yards, (4) Michael Gallup over 100 receiving yards (alternate line), (5) Tony Pollard over 16.5 receiving yards, and (6) Elliott any time touchdown scorer.
Check it out:
Oh my goodness I just hit the SGP of my life. On Thanksgiving no less. Going to put a chunk of this towards good causes, but first a little celebration! pic.twitter.com/LvIleLSQVJ
— Cal Spears (@CalSpears) November 26, 2021
— Brett Smiley (@brettsmiley) November 26, 2021
Cal Spears, the guy who won that bet, spoke with ESPN’s Chalk about the biggest win of his betting career and he says he almost never made the bet. His original Thanksgiving plans were to travel to Kentucky for the holiday with family but he and his girlfriend got sick with colds.
They were still sick on Thursday morning so they scrapped their travel plans. Sports betting isn’t legal in Kentucky so had he traveled as he planned to he wouldn’t have ever placed this bet. Now he’s sitting on $266,000+ after a $1,000 bet.
That same article on ESPN’s Chalk also listed someone placing a $445,000 bet on Packers money-line (+115) and $402,500 on the San Francisco 49ers -3 (-115). Home teams are on pace for the worst Against The Spread record of the Super Bowl era (77-101-1 ATS) and underdogs are 99-77-1 ATS this season which is reportedly the best since 1980.
What you choose to do with that information is up to you….