Basketball Bettor Has Half A Million Dollars Hinging On Houston, Purdue In Ridiculous 11-Leg Parlay

A basketball sits next to a betting slip.


One college basketball bettor has a lot riding on the final two conference championship games. This gambler threw $5 down on a ridiculous 11-leg parlay, and it’s now just two wins away from cashing.

The betting slip consists only of future conference champion predictions, and he’s seen nine different outcomes hit over championship week. Now, he’ll sweat out the last pair of matchups in hopes of a massive payday.

March is an exciting time in the world of sports betting as fans and media begin to piece together their NCAA Tournament brackets. First, though, we have to see which teams land automatic bids by winning their league tourneys.

A bettor by the name of Evan Snyder (Twitter handle @Evan_Snyder_19) is hoping that the lead up to the Big Dance produces a nice payout.

Prior to the start of conference tournament play, Snyder selected 11 future predictions across a variety of different leagues. He’s now close to cashing in.

The first nine legs of the parlay successfully hit as Florida Atlantic, Iona, Howard, Marquette, Duke, Texas, UC Santa Barbara, San Diego State, and Princeton booked their tickets to the NCAA Tournament. Now, he awaits the results of the AAC and Big Ten brackets with a chance at winning $500,000.

Snyder needs Houston and Purdue to pick up wins in their final contests in order to win a half a million dollars. Fans around the sport have quickly posted reactions to the now viral betting slip.

One follower said, “This is crazy,” while another mind-blowingly asked, “How??”

The basketball bettor finds himself in a bit of hot water at the moment as Houston currently finds itself down by double digits in the AAC championship to Memphis. Ironically, the Cougars boasted the lowest odds (-310) of anyone on the slip.

Purdue, however, is up by 7 at the halftime break.

Snyder responded to those telling him he should’ve taken a cash out option before the latest tips.

It doesn’t appear that it was an option.

He’ll hope the Cougars can find a rhythm in the second half of action. If not, he could wind up one game shy of the ridiculous feat.

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