THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 Wins $640,000 in SuperContest Gold on Colts’ Sunday Night Cover

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Andrew Luck (photo credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

The Las Vegas SuperContest wasn’t the only major sports betting competition wrapping up with the close of the NFL regular season. The $5,000 buy-in Las Vegas SuperContest Gold also came to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday, and it was ‘THERE CAN BE ONLY 1’ pulling out the $640,000 win thanks to the final game of the season.

THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 was sitting at 3-1 entering the Week 17 Sunday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 was in a tie atop the leaderboard with ‘HAMMER 3,’ but still had the Colts (-3) left. Indianapolis went on to win the game 33-17, covering for THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 and awarding him with the $640,000 top prize.

The $5,000 buy-in Las Vegas SuperContest gold attracted 128 entries. It is a winner-take-all contest that would have saw THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 and Hammer 3 split the prize had the Colts not covered, taking $320,000 each. The Colts covered, though, giving THERE CAN BE ONLY 1the triumph.

2018 SuperContest Gold Top 10 Standings

1. THERE CAN BE ONLY 155-27-3
2. HAMMER 255-29-1
3. DANNY POLO 154-30-1
4. LIGHTNING 254-31
5. PREPAY51-29-5
T6. HANKGALT52-33
T6. HENCE STILL RUNNING50-31-4
8. PARTYWITHTHENOODLER250-32-3
T9. EL LOCO IS50-33-2
T9. SOUZA AND CAMPBELL50-33-2

In addition to having the Colts (-3) in Week 17, THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 had the Carolina Panthers (+8.5), Houston Texans (-6.5), Atlanta Falcons (+1), and Denver Broncos (+6.5). The Broncos pick was the only loser in Week 17, as THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 went 4-1 to finish out the season at 55-27-3 overall.

For THERE CAN BE ONLY 1, road underdogs were the best performers on the season. When taking a road underdog, THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 was 26-9-1 on the year, good for 74.3% winners. With underdogs overall, THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 went 38-16-2 on the season for 70.4%. Then, whether it was a road favorite or a road underdog, THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 did very well with teams away from home, going 31-12-1 with road teams for 72.1%.

Notable teams that scored well for THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 on the season were the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 went 4-1 with both the Browns and Giants, and 3-0 with both the Chiefs and Vikings.

THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 also did very well when selecting against the Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Philadelphia Eagles, never losing a game when picking against one of these five teams. THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 was 4-0 against both the Bengals and Panthers, and 3-0 against all three of the Dolphins, Jaguars, and Eagles.

THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 marks the second SuperContest Gold winner in history, following ‘STAG CAPITAL,’ who won the inaugural SuperContest Gold in 2017 for $470,000.

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