On Monday night, things couldn’t have gone much worse for the Detroit Lions. The team’s season-opener at home against the Jets ended in devastating defeat – losing by a final score of 48-17.
The Jets came to town led by rookie quarterback Sam Darnold who was making his first NFL start. After throwing an interception on his first pass, Darnold picked apart a terrible Lions defense en route to a 31-point win.
Heading into the game, Detroit was a seven-point favorite to win. One bettor decided to put down a handsome amount of money on the Lions to win straight up – a bet that in hindsight looks worse than the beat-down put on the Lions Monday night.
The better placed a $40,600 wager on the Lions to win. They lost.
Brutal: A bettor bet $40,600 on the Lions to win straight up last night at South Point in Vegas. Would have won $14,000. Lost $40,600. (Via @JimmyVaccaro)
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 11, 2018
A $40,600 bet seems like a ridiculous price to pay to win $14,000. Of course, if you’re betting this kind of money, you probably have money to burn.
Regardless, it hurts to see $40,000 go to waste as the Lions were destroyed at home.