Mattress Mack Places $1.2 Million Bet on Alabama to Win the Natty +125 Odds

Mattress Mack Crimson Tide Vs Georgia Background

  • Mattress Mack has made a $1.2 million bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the Natty at +125 odds.
  • Mack made the wager at the Caesars Sportsbook in Colorado.
  • The Crimson Tide are +2.5 point underdogs to the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2021 CFP title game on Monday in Indianapolis.

It seems like no big sporting event in the United States would pass by without Mattress Mack making a huge wager.

With the College Football national title game coming up on Monday, Mack made sure the event would not pass without his big balls bet.

Mattress Mack is Back

The Houston-based furniture stores owner flew to Colorado on Wednesday to place a $1.2 million bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide at +125 odds. The bet was made at the Caesars Sportsbook in Colorado and will be worth $1.5 million if the Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs in Indianapolis on Monday night.

Of course, the proceeds of the win ( if it cashes in ) won’t go to Mack. As usual, he is using the bet to hedge mattress promotions in his chain of Texas furniture stores. If Alabama wins, customers who purchase $3,000 worth of mattresses from Mack’s stores will get a refund and get the mattress for free.

This isn’t the first million-dollar bet Mattress Mack has made in a big sports event. He infamously lost close to $13 million when his hometown Houston Astros lost to the Washington Nationals in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series. Last spring, he also placed a $1M bet on the Houston Cougars to win the NCAA men’s basketball title and in the recent World Series, he lost $ 3 million again when the Braves beat the Astros. Of course, Mac is not winless. He won $2.75 million on a $3.46 million bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win Super Bowl LV last year.

Not The Only Big Balls Bet

Mattress Mack’s wager may be the largest bet received to date for Monday’s National Championship game in Indianapolis. However, it is only the third big balls bet made on the Crimson Tide in the early CFP title game betting action.

The Las Vegas Superbook was the first to report a six-figure bet amounting to 187,604.50. That bet was placed on the Alabama Moneyline at +125 odds.

On Tuesday, Caesars Sportsbook also reported a $300,000 bet on the Crimson Tide ML at +125. That bet was made at Harrah’s New Orleans.

The largest reported bet made for Georgia is a $145,000 bet on the Dawgs at -150 odds at the SuperBook:

According to BetMGM, the public is betting heavily on the Crimson Tide. Alabama has gotten 66% of the total betting tickets and 53% of the betting handle at +2.5 odds. Betting action is more lopsided in the Moneyline betting market with the Tide having 92% of the betting slips and 87% of the betting handle at +125 odds. At the BetOnline App, 57% of the early bets are on the Crimson Tide to cover the +2.5 spread.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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