UCLA. UNC. Kentucky. Kansas. UMBC.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers shocked the world Friday night by becoming the first NCAA tourney #16 seed to upset a #1 seed (in this case, an utterly shell-shocked Virginia).
The Retrievers were a -20.5 dog (+2000). Fortunes could be won or lost with those odds.
Fortunes Won: UMBC $800 Moneyline
Some lucky punter laid down $800 on the moneyline at the Venetian for a $16,000 payout. You could buy about 20 golden retriever puppies with that score.
— Jason Simbal (@jsimbal) March 17, 2018
Fortunes Lost: UMBC Cost a $20,000 Parlay
Vegas doesn’t exist because people win +2000 moneyline wagers left and right. On the other end of the spectrum, some poor guy had his $20,000 moneyline parlay busted by the bracket-busting Retrievers.
Reminder: The Retrievers are the team name from Maryland Baltimore County, the school you never heard of before Friday night.
The $20,000 parlay would’ve netted $870.
Totally worth it.