The Sport Effect

Huge bet going against Oral Roberts

Cinderella stories are wonderful for the NCAA match, but bettors usually are not moved by sappy narratives. 

Oral Roberts pulled off one particular of the wonderful upsets in initially-round NCAA match historical past, knocking off Ohio Point out as a +a thousand moneyline underdog at BetMGM. The Golden Eagles are the ninth No. fifteen seed to earn a video game in the match. 

At minimum one particular bettor is just not below for a different clip in “Just one Shining Moment.” BetMGM took its most important wager of the match to date, on Florida -8 more than Oral Roberts in a Sunday matchup. That bettor wagered $224,000 to earn $204,000. 

The historical past of fifteen seeds in the next round is just not wonderful. The only fifteen seed to earn two match online games was Florida Gulf Coastline in 2013. Even so, Oral Roberts did participate in prime opposition effectively in the common period. ORU played five match groups (Missouri, Wichita Point out, Oklahoma Point out, Oklahoma, Arkansas) and Missouri was the only one particular to earn by more than fourteen. Then clearly the Golden Eagles beat one particular of the most effective groups in school basketball on Friday. 

Florida will have more talent and it really is not surprising the Gators are the next-most important favourite for Sunday’s online games at BetMGM (Houston is a 9-position favourite more than Rutgers). 

Oral Roberts became the emphasize of the initially 7 days of the NCAA match with a historic upset. Numerous bettors did have Oral Roberts, who moved from a 17-position underdog all the way down to +fifteen in advance of tipoff. At minimum one particular significant bettor is just not moved. 

Oral Roberts players rejoice right after beating Ohio Point out. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)