Ohio Bettor Takes Down Massive College Hoops Parlay

Wager involved 14 moneyline favorites, one slight underdog, and three coronary events

It took some last-second heroics across a few games, but an Ohio bettor hit a 15-leg college basketball moneyline parlay Wednesday night on the Caesars Sportsbook app, turning a $100 bet into nearly $20,000.

The bettor took 14 favorites, one slight underdog, and had approximately three coronary events sweating the outcome before beating the sportsbook.

Of the 15 games, eight were pretty much never in doubt. A handful were close affairs. And a few were heart-stoppers, including Alabama’s 78-76 overtime victory over South Carolina.

Please note that Alabama was a -2000 favorite heading into the game. The Crimson Tide escaped with a victory after embattled star Brandon Miller hit a game-tying layup with four seconds left in regulation, then a game-winner with a second left on the clock in overtime.

But ‘Bama’s near-miss wasn’t the only big favorite that nearly took this bet down.

Auburn escapes

Auburn was a -1000 favorite over Ole Miss and fell behind late in the second half after a 13-0 run by the Rebels. But it recovered and eventually won, 78-74.

But wait, there’s more.

Butler — the lone underdog the bettor took, at +115 — was holding on to a 59-58 lead over DePaul when, with the game on the line and DePaul about to take the lead, Butler guard Jayden Taylor saved the game — and the bet — with a game-ending blocked shot.

And then there was Fordham, a -130 favorite over Loyola Chicago, holding on for a 71-69 victory. North Carolina and its -285 odds? A four-point victory over Notre Dame. 

All in all, a bunch of nail-biters that fell correctly.

One interesting wrinkle here was a bet that wasn’t made that appeared, at least on paper, to fit in awfully well. It was Virginia, a -370 favorite over Boston College. The Cavaliers got blown out by 15 points. 

And the biggest blowout of the night? Jacksonville State over Central Arkansas, 101-71. No nail-biting necessary.

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