Major Vegas swing on Diggs' game-winning TD

From ESPN - January 14, 2018

Stefon Diggs' remarkable last-play touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings' 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday had major ramifications in Las Vegas.

Diggs' 61-yard catch-and-run as time expired pushed the game over the betting total of 47 and brought the point spread into play. But, for some bettors, the biggest impact was simply the final result.

Las Vegas sportsbook operators William Hill and CG Technology each reported taking six-figure money-line bets on the Saints to win the game straight up.

At William Hill, 72 percent of the money wagered on the money line was on the Saints, including a series of bets placed Saturday by the same customer that totaled $150,000 at 2-1 odds. With 10 seconds left, and the Saints leading 24-23, the bettor was in position to profit $300,000. Instead, their $150,000 stake will be staying with the book.

"That will go down in the bookmaker hall of fame as one of the biggest swings ever in a game," Frank Kunovic, director of specialty games for Caesars Entertainment, wrote in an email. "The only thing better was if they kicked the PAT."

The point spread grew from Vikings -3.5 to as high as -5.5 leading up to the game. Meanwhile, money from the betting public continued to flow in on the Saints.


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