Mattress Mack Loses $4 Million NCAA Tournament Future on Houston Loss

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Many of us have already ripped up brackets. Mattress Mack can rip up his biggest March Madness future bet.

Mack had north of $4 million riding on the No. 1 seed Houston Cougars to win the NCAA Tournament, which would have generated roughly 35 large.

'Would have' being the key phrase here — the Cougars lost in Friday's Sweet 16 to the Miami Hurricanes, 89-75

No. 1 Houston is going to lose to Miami.

Mattress Mack’s $4M to win $35.4M on the Cougars goes poof.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 25, 2023

The Cougars closed as 7.5-point favorites over the Hurricanes in Friday's Sweet 16. Houston was as expensive as -385 on the moneyline, while Miami's best odds were +302.

Houston took care of business in its opener against Northern Kentucky, then rolled Auburn in the Round of 32.

Houston was the title favorite immediately after the bracket reveal, ahead of Alabama, Kansas and Purdue.

Alabama, another No. 1 seed, also lost in Friday's Sweet 16 to San Diego State. It's the first time a No. 1 seed has failed to reach the Elite Eight. as the Jayhawks and Boilermakers are also eliminated.

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Mack has admittedly had tough start to 2023 from a betting perspective as he also had big wagers on TCU in the College Football Playoff.

For more Action Network coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament, check out the latest college basketball odds, as well as the public betting percentage breakdowns for all of the 2023 NCAA Tournament games.

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