CBS Sports–“It was one of the worst college football losses we’ve ever had, definitely one of the top three,” said MGM sports book manager Jeff Stoneback, who spent the final moments cussing at the TV. “The handle [total amount bet] was phenomenal. We handled more on that game than any two of the NFL wild-card games combined.”
Stoneback compared the loss to Texas’ 41-38 win over USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl, when the Longhorns drew most of the money as touchdown underdogs (just like Clemson).
On Monday night, MGM had twice as much money on Clemson.
William Hill’s 108 Nevada sportsbooks took 72 percent of the point-spread money and 67 percent of the money-line dollars on the Tigers.
Before kickoff, head oddsmaker Nick Bogdanovich said it would be a “burial” if Clemson won.
The worse part about this, for me at least, is that I wasn’t one of those smart individuals who was a part of this slaughtering. I was, actually, one of those who lessened the slaughtering for the sportsbooks. To be more exact, I lost an Under 51, Alabama -6.5, and Alabama 8/1 future last night.
Yes, it burns. It burns a lot.