Football fans are finalizing their bets for Super Bowl LV Sunday evening, and based on a recent bet that has come in for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers one bettor is sure of one thing – don’t bet against Tom Brady.
The Bucs are getting a lot of love at the sports books today, and ESPN’s David Purdum reports that at least three people have bet at least one million on the swashbucklers who will play (for the first time ever) the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
A $1 million money-line bet on the Bucs +135 was placed with @BetMGM on Saturday night in Nevada. It's the third reported seven-figure wager on the Super Bowl. All three have been on the Bucs.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) February 7, 2021
A fan has placed a $1 million money-line wager on Tampa Bay with the MGM sportsbook in Nevada, playing the odds at +135.
If the Bucs pull out the win that bettor will will walk away with a cool $1.35 million. It’s not the first large bet that the MGM has taken on the Bucs, as another bet on Tampa Bay was placed with the Bucs getting 3.5 points.
That gambler put $2.3 million on Brady and Tampa Bay.
A lot of people are already aware of the story of ‘Mattress Mack,’ a Houston furniture-store owner bet $3.46 million on the Buccaneers plus 3.5 points.
The furniture owner, who is known for making outlandish and high bets in the past, made the bet via the DraftKings mobile app in Colorado as a hedge against a promotion that will result in significant losses if the Chiefs win the game.
We shall see if all the Bucs bettors are collecting in the end, or if the Chiefs send them home with a lot less green in their wallets.