A Ballsy Sports Gambler Could Win Massive Money After Dropping $9,500 On The Carolina Panthers To Win The Super Bowl

by 11 months ago
A sports gambler bet $9,500 on the Carolina Panthers to win the Super Bowl and it could pay $495,000

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The Carolina Panthers are coming off a 2018 season in which they finished just 7-9, which led to missing the playoffs for just the second time in the past six years. Despite a talented roster which includes the likes of Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey and Luke Kuechly, among others, the Panthers just couldn’t stay healthy last year, which was their Achilles heel and all but sealed their fate.

With a new season comes new hope, though, and one Carolina Panthers fan — or just an insanely ballsy sports gambler — is banking on guys like Newton to comeback (and stay) healthy during the 2019 NFL season. That’s because, according to B/R Betting, someone dropped a wild $9,500 on the Panthers to win the Super Bowl this season, which, given the 50/1 odds, would lead to a massive payout of $475,000.

I mean, look, is this the wildest bet that anyone could do? Absolutely not. After all, if you’re someone putting big money on a team winning the Super Bowl, the Carolina Panthers at least have the talent to surprise some people and do it — unlike a team like, say, the Miami Dolphins, who are all but admitting they’re going to tank this season. Still, $9,500 is a shit ton of money to risk here, especially on a team with so many uncertainties like the Panthers.

But, hey, you either go big or go home when it comes to sports gambling, so if you want the giant payout, it’s bets like this that need to occur — just as some of those other winners who are rolling in dough after doing something similar over the past year or so.

Given the Carolina Panthers aren’t exactly a trendy pick to win the Super Bowl, I’m surprised more sports gamblers don’t jump on this bandwagon and take a flier. I wouldn’t do it, but, hey, at 50/1 odds and a roster that includes a former MVP, one of the most explosive offensive players in the game and a former Defensive Player of the Year, why not at least risk a little cash, right? Crazier things have happened in the world of sports gambling.

(H/T Total Pro Sports)

Nick's a Sr. Editor for BroBible, mainly relying on his Sports Encyclopedia-like mind to write about things. He's also the co-host of the BroBible podcast "We Run This," and can be seen sweating his ass off while frequently running 10+ miles around Seattle.

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