Buffalo Bills (+17) Biggest Underdog To Hit Moneyline Since 1995

Posted By Chops on September 24, 2018

I’m rarely wrong.

But when I am, I’ll admit it.

Sort of.

The Buffalo Bills defeated the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. They were 17-point underdogs. This is the biggest underdog win in the NFL since 1995.

The Bills arguably have the worst roster in the NFL and the Vikings have one of the best. The Bills inarguably have the worst quarterback in the NFL in rookie Josh Allen. He throws passes like this.

The Bills didn’t just beat the Vikings. They beat the Vikings by more than the 17 points they were expected to lose by according to oddsmakers. They dominated. Josh Allen accounted for three touchdowns and no turnovers.

Up is down. Black is white.

Mea culpa

I’ve been critical of Josh Allen frequently on TheLines. And for good reason. He sucks.

Yet on Sunday, he was the second coming of Michael Vick if Michael Vick frequently completed 68% of his passes.

Either two things occurred Sunday: 1) Josh Allen proved he’ll be a competent long-term starting quarterback in the NFL, or 2) the entire Minnesota Vikings team bet the Bills moneyline.

About that moneyline…

Whether or not the entire Vikings team pumped the Bills moneyline is something we may never know. Perhaps it’ll be the subject of a 30 for 30 down the road.

However, what we do know is that some lucky punters did bet the Bills moneyline at around 10-to-1 odds.

At William Hill, 255 bets were placed on the Bills moneyline. The largest wager was for $1,000 that paid out $10,000.

Other moneyline wagers were cashed in legal markets in the U.S.

On the other side, William Hill took in $18,000 and $9,000 Vikings moneyline wagers. Ouch.

The lesson here, as always, is there are no sure things in life.

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