The Patriots are a 5-point favorite in Super Bowl LII, but one bettor in Vegas liked the Eagles’ underdog status and placed a “multimillion dollar” bet on Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon.
MGM vice president Jay Rood spoke to ESPN and confirmed that one of the casino’s regulars placed the substantial bet. The casino won’t confirm exactly how much the bet was for but did say that it’s “heavy Eagles now.”
It was enough to change the casino’s line from Patriots -5.5 to Patriots -4.5, which is substantial — considering one bet made the difference. It’s the largest the casino has received, though Rood said he’s received many other substantial bets for the Patriots — but nothing quite as large as the wager on Wednesday.
Most books are holding firm at Patriots -5, but there’s a lot of action considering we’re still 10 days from the Super Bowl. If you’re looking to place a bet, maybe consider taking the under. A computer model is showing it winning 60 percent of the time and that might be your best bet — literally.