Talk about a bold strategy, Cotton.
A bettor placed a “multimillion-dollar” bet on the Eagles Wednesday, according to ESPN.
Jay Rood, MGM vice president of race and sports, refused to specify the exact amount of the wager, but told ESPN it was one of the largest reported bets in recent years in Nevada.
Rood also did not specify whether the customer bet the moneyline or the point spread.
The Patriots opened as a 6-point favorite over the Eagles.
While it’s unclear when exactly the bet was placed, the point spread at MGM dropped from Patriots -5.5 to -4.5, and the moneyline on the Eagles dropped from +180 to +170 Wednesday afternoon.
“Obviously, we’re pretty heavy Eagles now,” Rood told ESPN.
While the Patriots have been the most dominant team over the last 15 years, every Super Bowl they have played in has been a one-score game. Their five Super Bowl wins came by a margin of victory of 3, 3, 3, 4 and 6 in overtime. Both of their two losses to the Giants were close as well, losing by 3 and 4 points, respectively.
In addition to the multimillion-dollar bet on the Eagles, Rood told ESPN he has taken a few six-figure wagers and several five-figure bets ranging from $10,000 up to $80,000, with most of the larget bets being placed on the Patriots.
The Patriots are 11-5 against the spread this season, while the Eagles are 10-6.
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