When one bettor put $20,000 on Melvin Gordon to score a touchdown Thursday night at BetMGM, it seemed reasonable.
Gordon was getting +200 odds to score on Thursday night. He’s playing a little more than half of the snaps as the Denver Broncos’ starting running back, and while he had only two touchdowns in six games, there can be a lot of variance with touchdowns. Maybe he was even due.
Then the Broncos scored no points with just two first downs in the first half. Not good if you have $20,000 on the Broncos running back to score a touchdown.
Then the Broncos came alive to start the second half. They got inside the Browns’ 10, but had a third-and-goal. Then Gordon went out on a flare route, shook free of a defender and did a great job to get his hand down and extend over the goal line.
Melvin Gordon REACHES for SIX. #BroncosCountry
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— NFL (@NFL) October 22, 2021
The rush of winning $40,000 on a single touchdown must be amazing. One bettor felt it when the replay review confirmed that Gordon stayed up as he reached over the goal line with the ball.
A bettor at @BetMGM wagered $20,000 to win $40,000 on Melvin Gordon (+200) to score a TD tonight. pic.twitter.com/6ify1Q5SQo
— John Ewing 🦁 (@johnewing) October 22, 2021
The Broncos went on to lose 17-14. Their offense, on the whole, was terrible. But for one bettor, he or she got the one play that was worth $40,000.