- March Madness continues with Sweet 16 action kicking off Thursday
- One bettor banked $16K on this opening weekend parlay
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What a weekend!
The opening rounds of March Madness brought us upsets, buzzer beaters, and Cinderella stories.
Top seeded Baylor is already out. SEC Powers Kentucky, Tennessee, and Auburn have now seen their seasons end. Big Ten tournament champ Iowa is gone, too.
Instead, we’ve seen Saint Peter’s advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. That incredible upset of Kentucky sent shockwaves through the college basketball world.
Another unlikely contender is Iowa State, who’s just a season removed from a 2-22 campaign. The Cyclones went winless in Big XII play last year but now find themselves in the second weekend of tournament play. Upsets of LSU and Wisconsin have kept their dream season alive. It’s been quite possibly the biggest turnaround in college basketball history.
Double digit seeds Miami and Michigan are also still alive.
With the unpredictability of this year’s tournament, there are officially no perfect brackets remaining.
However, there was one lucky bettor with a perfect weekend. Check out this ridiculous over/under parlay, which went an unblemished 8-0 in opening round action.
Talk about seeing it WELL 🔮
Parlayed 8 over/under’s to turn $100 into $16K 🤯
— br_betting (@br_betting) March 20, 2022
This bettor correctly picked the over/under for eight contests in the round of 64. The $100 wager paid out nearly $17,000.
While the parlay hit, there were a couple of close calls to sweat out.
Auburn and Jacksonville State’s total hit on a late three-pointer to finish a bucket over the total. USC and Miami were also in a tight matchup that could’ve easily gone to OT. Instead, it ended five points under.
The huge win certainly gives this bettor some money to play with over the rest of the tournament. If they continue seeing the board this well, we could see another massive payout in the next round.