Gambler Places $75K Bet On Alabama vs. MTSU Opener For Ridiculously Small Return

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We have our first HUGE bet of the college football season, though it comes with a minimal return. A gambler placed $75,000 on the Alabama vs MTSU opener that would pay out just $300.

The Crimson Tide are expected to be one of the nation’s top teams, once again, in the upcoming season. In the debut preseason poll, UA came in with a No.3 ranking.

Despite missing out on the College Football Playoff in 2022, the Tide are considered both SEC and national title contenders. Alabama has won double digit games in 15 straight seasons, though there will be some change in Tuscaloosa next year.

Gone is Heisman winner Bryce Young under center, leaving a trio of passers to duke it out in a quarterback battle this offseason. Jalen Milroe, who started one game last year, will look to win the job over former five-star recruit Ty Simpson and Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner.

Also gone is Will Anderson, the top defensive player taken in the latest NFL Draft. That means the Crimson Tide have lost their best player on both sides of the ball, while also replacing their offensive and defensive coordinators.

One bettor feels confident in Alabama ahead of the season, confident enough to throw $75K on the opening game.

In another sense, though, they don’t seem confident at all.

Rather than take the -39.5-point spread, they bet the Tide on the money line at -25000 odds. The payout?


Followers were quick to comment on the massive wager.

One person wrote, “MTSU has the opportunity to do the funniest thing ever,” after seeing the large Alabama bet.

Someone else said, “Either a nice date night out with the wife… or bankruptcy and divorce.”

Others backed the bettor, with this college football fan posting, “That’s a free $300.”

Middle Tennessee State isn’t necessarily a schlub. The Blue Raiders won eight games last year with one of those coming over the Miami Hurricanes. This bettor doesn’t want to see another MTSU upset in their first matchup with Alabama.