What can 10 bucks and a streak of betting insight provide?
How about nearly $30,000!
One West Virginia sports betting fan pocketed $28,991 at FanDuel Sportsbook in late December, striking paydirt with a whopping 12-leg parlay on the NBA, college football and college basketball. The parlay focused on point totals and money lines.
The winning WV sportsbook bet slip
The winning ticket combined the strategy of laying points with moderate to heavy favorites, sprinkling in some underdogs and capturing the right side of the over-under totals.
Going 12-for-12 in anything should pay handsomely, and this did.
The remarkable aspect of this ticket was that it was relatively sweat-free. Most multi-leg parlays will require some white-knuckle tension on at least a couple of selections. It’s the law of averages.
Not this time.
Here’s the “box score.”
✅ Kent State +7 @ -110
✅ Liberty -5.5 @ -116
✅ Under 159.5 (Cent. Conn vs Pen St) @-108
✅ Over 135.5 (Lipscomb vs. Vermnt) @ -110
✅ Over 150 (SMU vs Georgia) @ -110
✅Cavs ML @ +124
✅ U of Pittsburgh -18.5 @ -110
✅ James Madison +3.5 @ -110
✅ Norfolk State +10 @ -110
✅ UMass -12.5 @ -105
✅ Celtics -9 @ -110
✅ Pacers -5.5 @ +100
This bettor displayed sharp handicapping.
Where do you find the money when Penn State clobbers Central Connecticut 87-58? In the under 159.5, theorizing that the loser in a blowout will have a low point total. The team on the wrong end of the score provided the right angle on the bet.
The ticket went “over” 135.5 when Vermont beat Lipscomb 86-63.
Another waltz for the overcame with Georgia defeating SMU 87-85, with the over-under at 150.
Liberty “cruised” by 12 when giving 5,5 to Towson and winning 66-54. That was the only relatively close verdict on the ticket. James Madison won outright, 75-69 over Fordham, as a 3.5-point underdog.
The University of Pittsburgh prevailed 79-53, covering their 18.5-point obligation against Binghamton. This was perhaps the riskiest selection, given the large number of points to cover, but it worked out.
One selection hit quite easily. Norfolk State beat Bowling Green by five points on top of getting 10.
Kent State did not even need the seven points it got from Utah State, winning 51-41.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won on the moneyline with a 114-107 triumph over Memphis Grizzlies, while the Boston Celtics dumped the Detroit Pistons 114-93 when they were giving nine.
It was easy pickings for U. Mass, which toppled Maine 74-53 while giving 12.
The Indiana Pacers topped the Sacramento Kings 119-105 while only giving five points.
The ticket overall displayed both aggression and finesse. It was aggressive by stringing a large group of selections that otherwise would not have paid well.
It also displayed the magic of successful compounding. These 12 selections individually would have returned a little more than $100.
Collectively, they formed a jackpot.
Here’s one safe bet regarding West Virginia bettors and the handsome payouts by WV online sports betting apps: there will be more.
Catch the sports betting fever
West Virginia gamblers had company in the winner’s circle. Want to put a little more sizzle on that steak?
Consider some other big hits from other legalized sports-wagering states on the weekend of Dec. 20-22 via FanDuel Sportsbook.
A customer placed $40 on a 6-leg parlay on the NBA which paid out $34,412. The parlay focused on win margins of the NBA, with one moneyline.
Throw a Deuce on It. A customer placed $2 on an 8-leg parlay on the NBA which paid out $9,697. The parlay focused on combos of NBA spreads, moneyline, and total points.
A player placed $30 on an 11-leg parlay on the NBA and college basketball, which paid $13,362.