THERE CAN BE ONLY 1 Wins $640,000 in SuperContest Gold on Colts’ Sunday Night Cover
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 1||55-27-3|
|2. HAMMER 2||55-29-1|
|3. DANNY POLO 1||54-30-1|
|4. LIGHTNING 2||54-31|
|T6. HENCE STILL RUNNING||50-31-4|
|T9. EL LOCO IS||50-33-2|
|T9. SOUZA AND CAMPBELL||50-33-2|
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.