In our 'Bet of the Week' series, Tipico Sportsbook highlights some of the most notable wagers of the previous week.
Is it possible for a bettor to be clutch? Not necessarily, but their teams certainly can be!
On May 17, a Tipico bettor from Ohio had to survive a few nail-biters to win $1,616.07 on a 9-leg parlay at +16061 odds to earn our latest Bet of the Week honors!
Betting solely on MLB moneylines within the parlay, several teams delivered in the late innings for our winner. The Houston Astros scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Chicago Cubs. The Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Texas Rangers with three runs in the final two innings.
And that’s not all. The New York Mets hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Tampa Bay Rays, then won the game with a walk-off 3-run homer in the bottom of the 10th. And the Toronto Blue Jays had a walk-off win over the New York Yankees for our bettor, as well. Phew!
“This customer let it ride to the end and ended up winning big thanks to an amazing day of comebacks in baseball,” said Tipico Sportsbook Analyst Ryan Taylor.
JOIN OUR MLB CONTEST
Tipico's 'Swing for the Fences' monthly baseball betting contest is literally in full swing, with customers trying to win their share of $100,000 -- including bets on us for an entire year!
The competition kicked off May 1, and already our leaderboard is jumping. Click here to see the latest leaderboard updates and get full details on the 'Swing for the Fences' contest.
This is how it works: For every leg of a bet, you get one point. For each straight bet, you get one point. For a 3-Leg parlay, you get three points. A 4-leg parlay gets you four points. And so on...
Qualifying wagers must be $20 or more on MLB games or events with odds longer than -200 (equivalent to decimal odds higher than 1.5) or parlay wagers with combined odds longer than -200 (equivalent to decimal odds higher than 1.5).
Each month the top 100 bettors will win bets on us for an entire year. There will be five tiers, and the upper tier ('Grand Slam') -- consisting of the top 5 -- will receive $5,000 total in bets on us, spread out at $417 per month for 12 months.
The amount of bets on us for the top 100 monthly will equal $100,000 total.
GET OUR MLB BETTING TIPS
If the idea of a multi-game parlay sounds daunting, don’t let it. We got your bases covered – pun intended – with these baseball betting guides:
The Best MLB Betting Strategies
What’s a Moneyline Bet and How to Do It
Tipico also has a raft of betting guides to help you get the most out of your wagering dollars, including guides on spreads, parlays, player props and more. Check them out here.
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Alex Valdes is Web Content Manager at Tipico North America. He has written, edited and performed user and site analysis at MoneyTalksNews, NBC Sports, MSN, Bing, MSNBC, as well as newspapers and magazines.