There’s a certain type of bettor out there that just can’t resist a speculative punt on the underdog, and these brave souls vindicated themselves last night thanks -mostly- to a shock result in the Jaguars vs Colts game. Take a look at some of the NFL best bets from last night below:
With AFC playoff qualification on the line for the formerly 9-7 Indianapolis Colts, few expected Carson Wentz and co. to do anything other than win and win big on the road against a Jacksonville outfit with nothing to play for whatsoever.
The Jags have been so bad this year that even throwing the game to get a better pick at the 2022 NFL Draft was off the table – Jacksonville tied that honor up last week!
But, in this craziest of crazy years in football, perhaps betting experts -myself included- should have done a better job of predicting the shock 26-11 win for the Jaguars that played out.
Fortunately, savvy bettors across the United States ignored the advice of practically every major sports betting website, podcast, and vlog, dialing up the Jaguars to win on the spread and moneyline. And, a select few even parlayed that wild bet with outcomes on the Raiders vs Chargers game that took place later in the evening.
The outcome made for an enjoyable read on social media powerhouse, Twitter, early this morning, so here we present to you the pick of the live feed:
1. Starting small, this savvy bettor risked next to nothing and walked away with $52 after betting on Trevor Lawrence and the boys to get the job done vs the Colts yesterday.
— Wigerian Tribal Chief Acknowledge Me (@GarbageBagYo) January 9, 2022
2. A New York bettor using the FanDuel app for -likely- the first time hit the Jaguars to win at +730 and strolled off into the sunset with $415 from a $50 wager with the Jags to win at +730.
$50 ➡️ $415
This NY bettor came away with a 𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐄 payday after putting some faith in the Jaguars 🙏
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) January 10, 2022
3. Bettor @cphilly goes one better by nailing Jags and Steelers to win in a 2-leg parlay on the moneyline at odds of +1825!
— Phil (@cphilly301) January 9, 2022
4. @pugboxing reports that one lucky bettor somehow predicted the Jags to beat the Colts, & the Chargers vs Raiders game to end in regulation time draw, betting $1k and winning an insane $116,000 for his madness… I mean intuition.
At @WynnBET, a player in New Jersey risked $1,000 to pay out $116,000 in a two-leg parlay on the Jaguars ML (+700) and remarkably had tonight’s game to tie (+1350) in regulation (excluding OT). The total odds of the winning parlay were +11500.
— Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) January 10, 2022
Spare a thought for the Colts’ fanbase who will likely be left wondering how on Earth their team managed to somehow screw everything up yesterday.
But, all in all, more than a few Americans woke up this morning with extra dough in the old bank account thanks to those hugely unfancied Jaguars, and – from a betting perspective – at least, that’s what it’s all about.
Now, where to bet on the Steelers to dump the Chiefs out in the Wildcard round next Sunday?