Largest March Madness Bet Of The Opening Weekend Flops Miserably Following Improbable Upset

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One sports gambler now owns the title of “Biggest Loser” in the NCAA Tournament. The college basketball viewer saw his slip go down in flames thanks to an improbable upset in the round of 32.

It was reported to be the largest legal bet placed on March Madness action during the opening weekend. The loss has many on social media reacting.

The wager consisted of a two-team parlay involving a pair of SEC teams on the hardwood. The bet needed to see Alabama win against Maryland while also having Missouri cover a 6.5-point spread versus Princeton.

The Crimson Tide did their part, defeating the Terps in blowout fashion, 73-51. Mizzou, however, wouldn’t see the same fate.

Despite playing against the No. 15 seed, the Tigers couldn’t overmatch Princeton’s sharp shooting. Missouri allowed Princeton to sink 12 three-pointers while also being outrebounded the Ivy League program by 14 boards.

The shooting edge, combined with the domination on the glass, landing Princeton a 15-point win over the South Region’s No. 7 team. That upset cost this March Madness gambler chance to cash his $344,000 bet.

The payout on the wager would’ve been over $800,000 for a $450,000 win. Instead, he got nothing.

Fellow sports bettors on social media quickly reacted to the devastating loss. Here’s what they were saying online.

One follower wrote, “My heart hurts for him.” Someone else commented, “Lol, he thought his safe bet was Missouri.”

Not many saw the Princeton upset coming, though maybe they should’ve after the Tigers took down Arizona in the first round. While many continue to doubt the Tigers, they’ve now played their way into the Sweet 16 where they’ll await the winner of Creighton-Baylor.

Maybe Princeton will be on this gambler’s next March Madness bet slip.

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