Titans’ Mega vs. Ravens Upset Hands Sportsbooks ‘Biggest Win of the Season’
Rob Carr/Getty Images. Pictured: Corey Davis and teammates celebrate
All day long, bettors flocked to bet the Baltimore Ravens against the Tennessee Titans. They bet Baltomore’s spread. They laid the massive moneyline. They threw the Ravens in teasers. And they popped ’em in parlays — over and over and over again — as if Baltimore was the lock of the century.
The Titans had different ideas, pulling off their second mega-upset in as many weeks, winning 28-12 after closing as double-digit underdogs.
John Murray from The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook told The Action Network that the Titans’ win is the “biggest single game win of the NFL season to date.”
CG Technology’s Tony DiTommaso backed that up, saying, “It’s monster. Kills every parlay, teaser and moneyline parlay.”
Here are just a few tangible examples: One bettor at MGM Sportsbook in Las Vegas was so confident the Ravens that he plopped down $420,000 bet on Baltimore’s moneyline. The odds were -420, meaning the bettor would’ve netted $100,000.
Instead, he took a $420,000 bath.
A different bettor at William Hill lost $90,000 betting the -440 moneyline.
A different bettor at the South Point lost $84,000 laying -480 odds.
A different bettor at DraftKings lost $23,800 on -445.
It was, quite simply, the perfect storm for sportsbooks. The Ravens have been a public darling for years now, but Lamar Jackson’s soon-to-be MVP season took that to another level. The small-market Titans were never going to be able to compete with Baltimore from a public support standpoint, no matter how many improbable Patriots upsets they racked up.
The win would’ve been even bigger for sportsbooks had a few big-money punters not taken a shot on the Titans’ moneyline.
For example, a bettor at William Hill put $40K on the Titans +370, winning $148,000.
The South Point took a $20,000 bet on Titans +425, which profited $85,000.
The fact that books paid out these big-money Titans bets and still had their most profitable game of the season should tell you just how much money was banking on a Ravens victory.