Bettors lost big on the Bears

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Gamblers who thought they were outsmarting the house by betting on the Bears last week because of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill‘s shoulder injury got a rude awakening from Brock Osweiler on Sunday.

Osweiler’s big game led the Dolphins to an overtime victory over the Bears, meaning people who bet big on Chicago lost. And there were a lot of those people: MGM sports book director Jeff Stoneback told ESPN that multiple six-figure bets were placed on the Bears.

“There wasn’t much money on the Dolphins at all,” Stoneback said.

That’s why, over the course of the week, the point spread moved by as much as six points in some sports books, from the Bears favored by one point to the Bears favored by seven points. All the bets that moved the line in the Bears’ direction lost.

William Hill’s U.S. sports books told ESPN that Bears-Dolphins was the most-bet game early on Sunday afternoon, with twice as much money bet on that game as any other, and 85 percent of the money was bet on the Bears.

All that money going on the Bears before Tannehill was ruled out raises the question of whether someone with inside information was putting the word out to high-stakes gamblers that Tannehill’s shoulder injury was more serious than his “questionable” designation would suggest. That type of thing is a big concern for the NFL.

But just because a starting quarterback is injured, that doesn’t mean a bet against that team is a sure thing. All those bettors who put money on the Bears found that out the hard way.

40 responses to “Bettors lost big on the Bears

  1. I have a hard time feeling sorry for people who have six figure money to throw away betting on a game. Others, maybe, them, no. If you’ve got $100k to throw away, throw some of it my way, please.

  2. I can’t be the only one that is shocked that people are betting six figures on a football game…..

  3. You literally can’t trust any team in the NFL right now. Not that I gamble, but anyone who thinks they know what’s going to happen, even week to week, is crazy.

  4. Initially took the Phins after seeing the line move so much. However, once I heard Osweiler was starting I wussed out and hedged. Generally speaking, if a line moves that much, bet the other way.

  5. I have a hard time feeling sorry for people who have six figure money to throw away betting on a game. Others, maybe, them, no. If you’ve got $100k to throw away, throw some of it my way, please.

    I can’t be the only one that is shocked that people are betting six figures on a football game…..

    They’re called professional gamblers and they expect to lose these games on occasion. Inside information gives them enough of an edge to overcome the 55% success rate needed to make money.

  6. I lost $20 on the Super Bowl a few years ago.

    Probably hurt me just as bad to lose that Jackson as some dude betting $100K

  7. odie02 says:
    October 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I can’t be the only one that is shocked that people are betting six figures on a football game…..
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    I’m only shocked that they were betting so heavily on the Bears.

  8. Good. Gambling has risks, just like when the Bucs have to decide whether to gamble by signing the woman beater And known thief Winston to a new deal or not.

  9. The refs got the call from Vegas and then you proceeded to see the laughable non existent roughing the passer call on Leonard Floyd and the fake penalty to call the Trubisky td back that would have sealed it.

  10. Yeah really i thought the fins didn’t have a shot because our Oline looked pathetic and our QB is Brock Osweiler..
    Osweiler ends up with a career game and our Offensive line pretty much handled the bears..

    I can tell you this much to any bettors about the dolphins over the long haul, If were playing a team we are supposed to beat don’t pick them.. If we are in a matchup we are supposed to be embarrassed in Bet the fins..

  11. This game is on Nagy

    They shouldn’t have been throwing it up for a touchdown just over 10 min left with an 8 point lead on first and goal!!!!

    Settle for a field goal and end the damn game.

  12. Unless you have zero worries about money, I dont know why you would gamble. And if you dont have money issues, I dont know why youd gamble unless you’re just bored

  13. Good glad they all lost Go Dolphins.🏈🐬🏈next time maybe stop bragging about the Bears.
    We heard nothing all week except Khalil Mack, was he on the field😴😴😴

  14. .
    I’ve never liked northern teams going to Miami. The Chicago temps were in the 60’s. At kickoff the Bears found themselves playing an 88° high humidity sauna bath. It’s an annual problem for the Patriots who have struggled in So Florida for years.
    .

  15. So are the dolphins fans back on the bandwagon again? Just trying to keep up. Weeks 1-3 the fans were on top of the world. Weeks 4-5 they wanted to blow up the roster, coaching staff, and front office. Now they are pumped for Brock. Must be exhausting to be a Miami “fan”

  16. Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I’m advocate for the Beast, the quarterback that just won’t go away, the Slayer of teams he has no business beating, Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrock OSWEILLER!!!!!!!!!

  17. And last time Khalil faced brick he sacked him 5 times in the way to a dual position first ever pro bowl.

    So much for him being the consistent savior at 20mill plus.

    Raiders did the right thing!

  18. There’s no doubt in my mind that big time gamblers get inside tips. Just like our intrepid members of Congress get inside trading info and are allowed to profit from it. The rich take care of the rich – the rest of us are on our own.

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