A little cross-sport clairvoyance in preseason could have reaped huge rewards next June.
Doncic: +7000 into +450
Jackson: +4000 into -650
Parlay: +280000 (2800/1) into +535
The NBA’s Luka Doncic and the NFL’s Lamar Jackson are two men who are currently leading the way in their respective disciplines, a fact recognised by fans and oddsmakers alike.
If you fancy both of them to sustain their form and be crowned the official MVP of the season, you can back it right now as a parlay at a best price of +535; -650 for Jackson and +450 for Doncic.
Doesn’t seem like a bad bet, right? However, both men have come out of the proverbial woodwork to be at the top of each market, so very few surely had both the foresight and cojones to place the same bet in September.
Back then, on the eve of both seasons, Jackson was as long as +4000 with some oddsmakers, whilst Doncic was even more of an outsider at +7000.
Put simply, if you bet $10 on that parlay today, you would make a profit of $53.50 were it to win. If you had staked the same amount on September 1st, you would be looking at potential winnings of $28,000.