The unexpected Final 4 field of Miami, UConn, FAU and San Diego State has made for an unpredictable March Madness betting season. But for one gambler out there, the unexpected field was an absolute blessing.
Just after the Final 4 field became set, a parlay predicting the four last teams went viral on the web.
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March Madness Betting: One Bettor Somehow Predicted correct Final 4
On DraftKings Sportsbook, one bettor put together a parlay with UConn to reach the Final 4 (+210), Miami to reach the Final 4 (+800), San Diego State to reach the Final 4 (+550) and FAU to reach the Final 4 (+425). The $24.41 bet paid out a whopping $23, 240.45.
Someone really correctly bet which four teams would make the Final Four after the first weekend…
$24 ➡️ $23K
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— br_betting (@br_betting) March 27, 2023
This DraftKings bettor was undoubtedly sweating out the action on Sunday, with SDSU and Miami both pulling out the upset wins despite being down for most of the game. SDSU used their patented defensive approach to frustrate Creighton in the second half Sunday. The Aztecs took the lead with a little over one second left with a controversial foul call on Creighton setting up a game-winning free throw by Darrion Trammel.
For Miami, things certainly looked bleak when they went down by 13 points to Texas in the second half of their Elite 8 matchup. But the Hurricanes used their experience and clutch shot-making ability down the stretch to stun the Longhorns and end their NCAA Tournament run. Jordan Miller led the charge for Miami with 27 points.
By shooting 7-7 from the field and 13-13 from the free throw line, Miller became the first player to score at least 25 points in the NCAA Tournament without missing a single shot.
“Last year, we got to the Elite Eight. And then it comes to a crushing end. So, today, last night? All the guys just kept saying we’ve got to go past the Elite Eight and get to the Final Four,” head coach Jim Larrañaga said, per On 3. “(Jordan) was telling everybody what it was like last year. Isaiah, Wooga, Bensly. They were all saying it.”
Now, the Miami Hurricanes have gotten the monkey off their backs by making their first Final 4 in team history. In doing so, they made this March Madness bettor who correctly predicted the Final 4 some incredible value.
With how unpredictable this March Madness betting developments have been, it comes as a shock that there is actually someone out there who was able to see these four teams making it through to the final weekend.
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