In the early hours of Tuesday, January 17, Caesars Sportsbook through a tweet announced that an unnamed bettor put a bet of $330,000 on the Buffalo Bills. The user made a point spread bet in favor of the Bills -5 -110, thus tipping the Bengals as the underdog in the face off.
Should the Bills win by five or more points, the bettor could win over $300,000 in addition to his original wager. NFL Betting seems to attract some of the highest rollers, but it’s simply outrageous seeing this amount with the playoffs yet to begin. While Caesars Sportsbook Michigan has little history of big bets, the sports betting platform once recorded a whopping $5 million bet on the Super Bowl LVI.
While many NFL fans believe that the match will be an easy win for the Bengals due to the absence of the Bills safety, it’s relatively hard to call. Both teams narrowly won their wildcard weekend games approaching the January 22nd face-off. It took a Sam Hubbard fumble for the Bengals to win 24-17 over Ravens. Bills also clinched a win by hair’s breadth, defeating the Miami Dolphins 34-31 on Sunday, January 15.
In a subsequent tweet, Caesars revealed that 27% of the total bets have been in favor of the Buffalo Bills to win but 81% of the total real money stakes is tipping the Bills to win by more than five points. All eyes are now on the emotional game ahead and it might be worth keeping in touch with how the game eventually turns out.