Betting against the Detroit Lions on Sunday cost someone in New Jersey serious Christmas cash

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Someone placed a big bet against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, and Christmas shopping will now probably be a little lighter for them.

All week long, the point spread for Sunday’s game between the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars was narrow, and it was expected to be high-scoring. Well, it was high-scoring on one side anyway, as the Lions played their best overall game in years in beating the Jaguars 40-14.

Detroit’s 40 points basically carried those who bet on the over hitting to cashing in. The spread moved from the favoring the Jaguars by one point to favoring the Lions by one late in the week, so there were surely plenty of bets on both sides of the spread and moneyline.

Jaguars’ fans were surely dismayed throughout Sunday’s game. People who bet on the Jaguars to win also surely had a tough three hours. But one particular bettor was surely pulling their hair out all game long.

Betting against the Detroit Lions on Sunday significantly lightened Christmas for someone in New Jersey

Courtesy of VSIN’s Ben Fawkes.

Ouch. Someone in New Jersey went on their BetMGM app and made a late $440,000 bet on the Jaguars at +1 against the Lions. A 26-point loss meant that bet was nowhere near paying out. Normally a bet against the Lions would have as good a chance to pay out as any on the NFL slate each week, but not lately as Detroit has won four of their last five games.

It’s now less than three weeks before Christmas. Even without knowing the situation for this particular losing bettor, it’s still fair to assume they now have significantly less disposable income to spend on any remaining holiday gifts for friends, family, etc. All because they went incredibly all-in on a bet against the Lions.

Pride of Detroit had an idea for what could’ve been done with that money, tied to a charitable campaign they just finished.

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