Happy Monday, fellow sports bettors! Y'all already know what time it is. Let's take a look at a crazy bet and a bad beat from NFL Week 13.
Hopefully, you found yourself on the right side of these two wild NFL outcomes. If not, cheer up! Monday Night Football is only a few hours away. Good luck with all of your wagers this evening!
🚨 BIG BET ALERT 🚨
One user put $23,000 on SF 49ers -2.5 (-115) vs PHI Eagles today 😱
Potential Payout ➡️ $43,000 pic.twitter.com/3KWg2oplDC
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) December 3, 2023
Some Niners players were "talking smack" all week about how this was a prime revenge spot after star QB Brock Purdy was injured in their playoff matchup with Philly last year. A crazy bettor at DraftKings bought into all of the San Fran hype and they were rewarded handsomely. The bet took some courage to make, however, especially since the Eagles had been on such an incredible hot streak.
Things couldn't have worked out better for everyone who laid the points with San Francisco. The Eagles led 6-0 after Jake Elliott nailed two first quarter field goals. However, the Niners offense got things rolling in the second stanza behind touchdowns from Brandon Aiyuk and Christian McCaffrey.
Most folks expected Philly to make some sort of a comeback, but San Fran was just too tough the entire game. Deebo Samuel went off in the third quarter with a 12-yard TD run and a 48-yard TD reception from Purdy. Jalen Hurts found the end zone between those 2 scores, but the Niners still led 28-13 at the end of the third. Would Philly stage a fourth quarter comeback?
NOPE! Purdy slammed the door shut in the fourth by tossing 2 more TD passes. One was a 46-yarder to Samuel and the other was an 18-yarder to Jajuan Jennings. It must be nice to win $20K on a bet and never have to break a sweat!
A bettor in Nevada just placed $110K on the Steelers -5.5 today against the Cardinals 💰
Potential win: $100K pic.twitter.com/xSdI5ufR2N
— Caesars Sportsbook & Casino (@CaesarsSports) December 3, 2023
Our bad beat of the week goes to someone at Caesars who bet six figures on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The reasoning behind the wager made plenty of sense, especially since the Steelers offense looked better last week after firing OC Matt Canada. All of that being said, the Steelers just couldn't get any kind of momentum going, even against the lowly Arizona Cardinals.
The game was tied at 3 apiece after the first quarter. Kyler Murray hooked up with Trey McBride from 5 yards out to give Arizona at 10-3 lead at the half. To add injury to insult, starting QB Kenny Pickett got hurt in the first half and was seen in a walking boot afterwards.
Journeyman Mitch Trubisky took over, but just couldn't sustain any lengthy drives. James Connor scored back-to-back touchdowns in the second half to get some sweet revenge on his former team. Diontae Johnson scored a TD in garbage time, but the hay was already in the barn for Arizona.
The Cardinals won outright, 24-10, and only trailed the Steelers for a little over six minutes early in the game. All of this had to be excruciating to watch for a certain big bettor at Caesars. Hopefully, they're practicing Responsible Gaming and only betting a small percentage of their bankroll per bet. Even still, a painful loss is a painful loss, and any sports bettor can sympathize.
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