Sometimes, handicapping the Super Bowl is requires nothing more than checking out Twitter and the mainstream media. Thus far, the
has been multiple "big" bets taken by Las Vegas sportsbooks on the Philadelphia Eagles. When you see numbers like "80%" on one side of the biggest and most wagered on sporting event of the year, it makes it really difficult to not be at least somewhat interested in the other side.
"He's one of the guys who was floating around betting all that money on the World Series," veteran Las Vegas bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro, now of the South Point, told the Associated Press. "I don't think he lost a bet then, we'll see how he does now."
"Yeah, I've got him, too," Avello said Monday of the return of the World Series bettor.
Nearly 80 percent of the money bet on the point spread was on the Eagles at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, including some wagers placed by respected bettors Monday. The Westgate SuperBook trimmed the point spread to Patriots -4 after "some people we respect bet Eagles +4.5," assistant manager Jeff Sherman told ESPN. That bet was not from Bettor X, a source said.