The college football world was expecting a high-scoring game when Louisville and Ole Miss met in Atlanta on Monday night. Ole Miss had one of the finest offenses in the country last season, and neither defense was very strong, so the point total was set at a generous 75.5.
Long scoreless droughts that put you ahead of the game can be quickly erased by a flurry of scores that turn what appears to be a surefire winner into a torn up ticket. Betting an Under, in general, requires a very specific mindset to be able to ride the vast swings that college football can throw at you. You have to trust the process in a game with two explosive offenses and a defense that is prone to giving up big plays. One bettor at the Wynn in Las Vegas put his faith in it more than anyone else, since he had the Under on Monday night as the final leg of a 14-game college football Under parlay that had somehow survived to the final game.
Things seemed fine at halftime, with Ole Miss leading 26-0 and Louisville looking absolutely stymied on offense, but things got a little hot late, with the final score being 43-24, leaving only 8 points of wiggle room (which is plenty but still a bit scary). As a result, in one of the strangest parlay hits in betting history, the bettor turned $10 into over $80,000.
It’s worth noting that the official WynnBET account is rejoicing and praising the parlay win because, despite sometimes dishing out high five-figure rewards, there’s no sector where sportsbooks generate more money than parlays. The structures are big and gleaming for a reason, but at least in this case, a bettor came out on top, and that’s something to celebrate.